Menopause

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Going through peri menopause feel awfull but docs won't give me anything for a year is there anything I can do to help I feel so exhausted I don't sleep my flushe's are bad head aches I keep crying any ideas please 😔

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    Why won't he give you anything? Having said that - you are probably better off without meds - their side-effects are often worse than the complaint they are meant to be helping.

    There are all sorts of things you can do to help yourself. Sage leaf works well for some. Go back to your doc and ask for a full 'bloods' and get a print out of the results. You can then see for yourself how your hormones are doing and if you are deficient in any minerals.

    I did that and it is a great reference and a good starting point.

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    Hi K sorry to hear, sleep Is my biggest issue at the moment only get about few hours at a time,and the hot flashes I went HRT but did not stay on it,but it did help with a bit, tempted to go back on it I worry about the side effects

    I read star flower oil is good might try it to see if it helps you could do some research and see if it can help you hugs xx

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      Make sure you talk to someone who knows what they are on about - not a 'Saturday girl' or someone on commission.

      Better still, do you have a whole/health food shop in your town. The owner of the one I use is very knowledgeable about all the products she sells.

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    I did go on fluoxetine and it did help
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      Hi Kim. I know how you feel hun. I'm 45 & started hrt on 1/4/16 which helped my mental symptoms immensly. why won't you doc put you on anything? How old are you hun? what lisa said about fluoxetine - I have read this particular ad helps "soften" the symptoms of peri/meno for many ladies, & one of my old workmates in her 50's said it has really helped her cope with peri. it may be worth talking to your doc about switching from citalopram to fluoxetine for a few months trial to see if it helps you more. try to be kind to yourself too - if you need to vent or ask any more questions, lots of lovely ladies on here to listen/try to help hun. You're not alone. xxx

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      Hi im 44 had no periods for 3 months and doc said I've got to not have them for a year before they will give me hrt I'm so frustrated think it's were I'm tired xx

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      Hi Kim. I would write down all your symptoms. Then ring up your gp surgery & ask if they have a gp or nurse that specialises in menopause/womens health & make appt. It sounds like you have started perimenopause & there are hrt regimens that women can be put on. you are in menopause once you've had no periods for a year, but that doesnt mean you can't have hrt. I am in peri & am on hrt as are many women on here. Don't be walked over by a gp that isn't clued up on peri/meno. There is also a very useful site another lady posted on here - google 34 most common menopause symptoms - very informative & factual - may help you realise its not you - its mother bloody nature! xxx

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      Hi it was the way she sat there and smiled at me like oh well never mind.she was only young so didn't understand how I felt.. think I will call them as I really need to go on something thst will help.I was so upset I just wanted help and came out thibeing what a waste of time.. oh to be a woman lol xx

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      Thats a good Way to Put it looloo...it definately does soften the symptoms,i actually liked being on it....But....as it Kind of stops you caring...I decided after a year i wanted to care again...Plus my symptoms of meno started to subside at the Same time,Hope this helps x
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    I have started menapace with extra calcuim my love and im going to use magnesium as well look in the health shops in the menapausal range 
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