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Menopausal and Pristiq

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Menopausal Symptoms and Causes

Menopause is the time in a woman's life when her period stops. It usually occurs naturally, most often after age 45. Menopause happens because the woman's ovaries stop producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier. They include

  • A change in periods - shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with more or less time in between
  • Hot flashes and/or night sweats
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Trouble focusing
  • Less hair on head, more on face

Some symptoms require treatment. Talk to your doctor about how to best manage menopause. Make sure the doctor knows your medical history and your family medical history. This includes whether you are at risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, or breast cancer.

Dept. of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health

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Pristiq Side Effects

Nausea (771)
Dizziness (678)
Headache (651)
Insomnia (567)
Anxiety (497)
Fatigue (454)
Feeling Abnormal (449)
Condition Aggravated (399)
Hyperhidrosis (296)
Depression (277)
Diarrhoea (261)
Malaise (227)
Crying (226)
Somnolence (214)
Tremor (199)
Decreased Appetite (193)
Irritability (181)
Suicidal Ideation (180)
Paraesthesia (178)
Blood Pressure Increased (171)
Constipation (158)
Weight Increased (158)
Vomiting (156)
Agitation (154)
Asthenia (148)
Dry Mouth (146)
Hypertension (143)
Palpitations (133)
Vision Blurred (127)
Anger (126)
Pain (120)
Off Label Use (116)
Dyspnoea (111)
Nervousness (108)
Weight Decreased (107)
Heart Rate Increased (106)
Unevaluable Event (105)
Disturbance In Attention (103)
Abnormal Dreams (101)
Tinnitus (93)
Confusional State (89)
Withdrawal Syndrome (89)
Emotional Disorder (83)
Aggression (81)
Pruritus (79)
Alopecia (77)
Activities Of Daily Living Impaired (77)
Abdominal Pain Upper (77)
Convulsion (76)
Restlessness (75)

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Recent Reviews

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I was prescribed Pristiq for chronic depression, as I take tramadol for R/Arthritis I stopped taking tramodol, as my pains got worse I started taking tramadol l a day amazing enough I found taking both seem to improve the depression considerably so

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I was prescribed Lovan 60mg to help the symptoms of menopause but find that the side effects of Lovan are similar to the symptoms of menopause, such as the anxiety, nervousness, fatigue and excessive sweating. So in reality my menopausal symptoms are

I'm suffering from peri-menopausal symptoms such as night sweats and sleeplessness but I found that taking half a tablet at night time eliminates the hot flushes and I get to sleep at least 5 hours (straight) sleep. I wake up feeling refreshed the n

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Recently my gynae prescribed Climen as she determined that I was pre-menopausal. I read the info pamphlet and one of the side effects could be migraine like head aches, when I was much younger I was a severe megrain sufferer and since I hav

The symtoms listed by previous bloggers, have definitely confirm the symtoms I incurred using ciprofloxacn, aggravation, triggered finger, anxiety, chills, discomfort, edginess, menopausal symtoms.

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Menopausal Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.