MENOPAUSE.....HRT v HERBAL

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Hi guys new to this so please excuse if any mistakes. OK....so I reckon I have been per I menopausal now for a couple of years. I'm 49....50 in September. At the beginning I just noticed by massive increase in weight and hot flushes...didn't take anything. However this last year has been a nightmare! I already suffer from fibromyalgia so I'm used to pain but over the last year symptoms are unrelenting! Originally I was on cerazette and elleste duo and felt amazing. However Dr told me I couldn't stay on this combination. They advised the marina coil.....November 2016. This combined with wireless solo patches resulted in my stomach looking pregnant. The coil perforated uterus and I had to have keyhole surgery to remove it. At the same time I had my tubes clipped. A few months on, I have now chopped and changed hrt. Was changed to evoke continue but only gave them 4 days as headaches horrendous and boob's really sore....spots galore ! Went back on elleste duo to then being told to come off these as I was about to start progesterone part. I now take menopace and cod liver oil with evening primrose....while I am weaning off elleste duo.....feel terrible...no libido, exhausted and constantly sore bad and hip pain. Please HELP. Ant suggestions??

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    Hi Joy - I take Osteocare tablets which you can buy over the counter, they have magnesuim,calcuim,zinc & D3, I also take Omega 3. Wouldnt do without them. They really help with the pain! I also have a Tens machine which really helps when i'm really in pain.Hope this helps! X

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    Hi Joy - I am 47 and also have Fibromyalgia and am suffering really badly with fatigue, headaches and foggy vision with Peri-Menopuase as well. So far the things that have helped me are fish oils, Vitamin D and Magnesium but even those don't stop the bad times which I am in right now. Also look into stress reduction such as mindfulness and yoga. Stress is a major trigger for me xx

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    If you can afford it I'd strongly suggest a naturopathic Doctor. They are trained just as much as a GO with an extre year in top. They will look at your symptoms holistically rather than just a set of symptoms to treat. If you are in the US and in certain states your insurance may cover the costs too. My ND has been a life saver and has helped reduce my symptoms dramatically with diet and supplements with a combo of herbal meds. I would not suggest playing with herbals without a professional tailoring a combination to help your specific needs after they check your blood labs and symptoms. Good luck!

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    Fibro is horrible now.
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