Understanding You - SSRIs (anti depressants) and premenstrual symptoms
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“ Fresh air, exercise, inward contentment, happiness, a maid, and a cook are what keep a girl lovely.”
Used either every day or only for the 14 days before menstruation, SSRIs (or as they’re more commonly known, anti-depressants) are used to help minimise the impact of hormone changes on a chemical in your brain called serotonin in the lead up to your period1. SSRIs can help lessen the severe emotional symptoms of PMS but may not be able to provide relief from the physical symptoms.