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I am so sorry for all of the suffering you have been going through.
There is a class of drugs known as SERMS (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators) that have had a lot of success with women with perimenopausal depression.
sorry, new to this
ive never heard of these before. are they available in the UK
SERMs are either synthetically produced or derived from a botanical source called phytoserms. There is more so don't leave.
ok, thanks will stay online
They act selectively as agonists or antagonists on the estrogen receptors throughout the entire body.
The most commonly prescribed SERMs are raloxifene and tamofifen.
ok, i've been trying to not take medication, but am at a point where i need some
Raloxifene shows estrogen agonist activity on bone and lipids, and antagonist activity on breast and the endometrium. I know this is technical but you can pass it on to your physician.
There is more.
sort of outside help to get me through these years ahead. Its just too much now to deal with alone
You need a caring counsellor to talk to and share your concerns and problems and pains.
I will give you some more info on the SERMS.
Tamoxifen is widely used for treatment of hormone sensitive breast cancer. Raloxifene prevents vertebral fractures in postmenopausal, women with a tendency towards osteoporosis, and reduces the risk of invasive breast cancer.
Ok, many thanks for this. I can make an appt with GP tomorrow to discuss these
While most SERMs increase hot flashes, another substance Fewmarelle (DT56a) decreases them and also increases bone mass density protecting women against osteoporotic fractures.
I think this is an excellent idea. There is no need to suffer any longer.
ok, thanks once again