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Can meds effect periods.

(11 Posts)
PiperIsOrangePumpkins Tue 28-Oct-14 20:00:43

i am 3 weeks late, don't need to poas as DH has had the snip and plus my sex drive has driven away. I know I'm not pregnant as I suffer with HG.

Could the tablets be causing this.

Mentalpsychiatrist Tue 28-Oct-14 20:03:47

What medication are you taking?

PiperIsOrangePumpkins Tue 28-Oct-14 20:07:29

50mg of sertraline

Mentalpsychiatrist Tue 28-Oct-14 20:10:25

It's very uncommon for sertraline to cause menstrual irregularities but it's not unheard of. Have you just started taking it? No harm to pee on a stick just in case.

PiperIsOrangePumpkins Tue 28-Oct-14 20:32:11

I'm 28 days in.

Mentalpsychiatrist Tue 28-Oct-14 20:33:53

It could well be the sertraline in that case but I would recommend consulting your GP (I'm assuming you're being treated in primary care).

PiperIsOrangePumpkins Tue 28-Oct-14 20:52:33

I am, but I do think a pregnancy is very unlikely but will get a test tomorrow just in case.

windchimes23 Tue 28-Oct-14 21:28:40

Citralopram gave me irregular bleeding, like weird half periods and then nothing for six weeks. GP said it could be a side effect. POAS to be sure, but SSRIs have had that effect on me.

PiperIsOrangePumpkins Thu 30-Oct-14 21:29:53

Did a test it was negative, then AF reared his ugly head.

Queenofknickers Thu 30-Oct-14 21:33:47

From what I know it's unusual for the meds to cause it but fairly common for depression/anxiety to mess with your cycle thanks

magicgirl74 Fri 31-Oct-14 22:40:39

Venlafaxine at higher doses makes my periods extremely heavy to the point that I end up enemic and have to take iron tablets ��

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