Depression & sadness...can menopause cause this?
Hi everyone, I'm 54, definitely going through menopause (or perimenopause?), but still having periods, irregularly. The last few months I have been experiencing depression with episodes of extreme sadness, hopelessness, and crying spells. I have had depression off and on for many years, but this sadness thing on such a regular basis is new. It is really overwhelming at times, I wonder how I'm going to be able to go on like this. I've tried some different antidpressants, but nothing has worked out for me so far (bad side effects).
Has anyone else experienced depression getting worse at this time? Would I benefit from HRT?