Hello, I'm hoping someone can help me out here. When do symptoms of PTLS start? After 15 months after my tubal I started having severe panic attacks/anxiety. I do not suffer from any of the menstrual irregularities. MACA supplements REALLY HELP A LOT. I had my tubal in December of 2004 at the age of 34.5. I will be 38 in a few months. Doctors wanted to put me on Zoloft and birth control but I said NO WAY. I guess I'm just trying to figure out if all of this is the result of the tubal or not. Thank you for the ears
Answer:Although tubal ligation shouldn't interfere with the production of sex hormones (especially decline), many women report experiencing menopausal symptoms following tubal ligation. Anxiety and depression could be a sign of hormonal decline (estrogen).
I wouldn't start antidepressants right away either. if you understand (and confirm by testing) that your symptoms are caused by tubal ligation, you may seek second opinion to check if small doses of antidepressants may be useful in getting rid of your troubles. I hope you get better soon. Don't let it take you over.
This may be a useful link where other women discuss their problems following tubal ligation: /post_tubal_ligation_syndrome_t58478.html