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SSRIs and Menstrual Changes?
« on: January 28, 2014, 05:03:21 PM »
Hi all,

I have been on Sertraline 50mg for almost two months now and have noticed a great improvement with my anxiety. I do have a question though. Can SSRIs, specifically Sertraline, cause menstrual irregularity? I haven't had my period since I started the drug and there is absolutely no chance I am pregnant.

I have searched online for some articles about it, but only come up with anecdotal evidence.

I am due to see my psychiatrist in a couple of weeks and will bring it up with him then, but in the meantime, does anybody know? Thanks!
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Re: SSRIs and Menstrual Changes?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 06:42:46 PM »
Can SSRIs, specifically Sertraline, cause menstrual irregularity?

Yes, they can. The most likely to are Paxil (paroxetine) and sertraline (Zoloft).

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all suggestions are general in nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: SSRIs and Menstrual Changes?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 11:10:47 PM »
Wow, thanks Ian. Do you happen to know why this happens? I can't find anything about it anywhere.
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Re: SSRIs and Menstrual Changes?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2014, 11:38:36 PM »
Do you happen to know why this happens?

Not in any detail, just that they affect hormones, including prolactin levels which affect ovulation.

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Re: SSRIs and Menstrual Changes?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2014, 02:32:14 PM »
Ah, thank you Ian!
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