Hello and welcome,
evening primrose oil helps to control some symptoms of estrogen
loss. It will not cause any harm. Fluoxetin is an anti depressant
and is used for the treatment of depression
as well as menopausal syndrome. So this is the reason for prescription.
However, if the symptoms persist I suggest that she take a short course of Hormone replacement therapy
if it is not contraindicated. She may also try phyto estrogens present in green leafy veges, and soyabeans. Protein powders containing phytoestrogens are also available and they can be taken with milk. Please discuss this with your doctor. She may even be weaned off from anti depressants if she responds to estrogen.
Hope this was helpful.
Thanks for using HCM.
Feel free to ask any more questions that you may have.
Dr Madhuri Bagde
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist