UGH!!!! How long does all this last??

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I am 47 years old and have been Peri for about 3 years nows😣 I joined this group in hope of finding help with insomnia, hot flashes, and weight gain ( just to name a few). I DONT sleep at night any more I only nap I'm kinda like a newborn up every 2 hours. I have 2 body temps HOT and Sweating hot 😡and I've been gain weight like its my job😖. Black cohosh worked for a while with the hot flashes but now seems like it's not really doing anything anymore. Any other suggestions out there???

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    Oh bless you hun

    try some chelated magnesium supplements they help you relax and before bed can help you sleep ..

    choose chelated as magnesium oxide and citrate has laxative effects 

    my peri began aged 39/40 and lasted 10 years.. I am post meno now age 50 and still feel rubbish.

    make sure you have routine blood tests, for thyroid, cholesterol, blood sugars etc as all this can go hay wire in peri and post meno

    jay x


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      Jay-Oh dear! It worries me as you have been so diligent about finding good supplements to take and here you are post, still feeling like rubbish. cry

      One wonders how long the misery lasts. I realize everyone is different and there are good days and bad but I wonder, are you feeling the same  type of rubbish, worse or slightly improved since your last menses? Are you encountering new issues that weren't happening prior? Ugh......!

      Also, any updates on your thyroid testing? I've been on the thyroid meds a little over 2 weeks and am starting to feel an improvement, but I know I am not at the full therapeutic dosage yet. 

      Sending you hugs and hoping you have a great day!

      Annie xx

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      i just had a load of blood tests as felt very fatigued since shingles and 3 bulging back disks in feb. 

      Been 20 months post meno age 51 in June.

      i had some bloods done whilst i had shingles so had them redone and more. 

      I have border line underactive thyroid.

      my blood sugar was low low low on new results ' hypoglycemic ' 

      i keep feeling severe hunger pains, i have a good diet, always eat little and often or i will drop ..

      also i am Vit D deficient 

      so i am at doctors Monday evening ..

      i came off all vits for 3-4 weeks before bloods to see true state

      so at least now i know 

      jay x

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    I use Maca 5.1 Capsules daily 

    Black cohosh be careful with as not for long term and can damage liver 


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    Hi HRT worked like a dream for me for13 years.Now trying to come off as I  ve never taken pills etc and the leaflet says risks go up the longer you take it so thought I'd try without it but suddenly feeling on fire isn't nice and though I seem to be sleeping reasonably well have had mood changes .Feeling a bit worried and negative where as always felt like myself on HRT.If I am still feeling crap by Xmas I shall go back on HRT but thought I'd just try without itAlso trying a supplement of extract of green tea and mung bean.Early days so not sure if it helps.Shall check with my doctor when I next see her.
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      Oh jane 

      poor thing..

      Doctors forget to say that HRT postpones menopause dont they..

      then when stopped you go through the hormone decline and get the peri and meno symptoms ..

      i havent taken HRT as high risk..

      i do use a vaginal Ovestinon Ovule Estriol though as the dryness is a nightmare ..

      Gyno monitors me, been a dream for the dryness, only treats that problems, doesnt help the othet symptoms 

      i am post menopause 

      good luck Jane 

      jay x

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    Hi, menoforce....sage extract...tabs worked a miracle for my flushes for about two months. The have now subsided after almost 3 years. I take menopace vitamins and magnesium....dont know if they have helped, but generally feel better. Honestly, its try it and see how it goes. 
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    I agree with jayneejay's suggestions...try magnesium supplements.  I'm 46 going on 47 and had that same problem with sleep.  I would wake up for no reason every 2 hours, sometimes all sweaty. A magnesium capsule taken one or two hours before I go to bed helps me out a lot.  I also drink either an herbal tea (designed for relaxation) or a cup of hot cocoa (raw cacao, not the sugary, cheap cocoas in the grocery stores). 

    I did find out my cortisol levels were too high in the pm and that was also affecting my sleep patterns.  I take a B complex vitamin in the mornings. I can't remember though if I started taking that for the stress (that I wasn't really conscious of) or if it was to help with regulating my blood sugar.  (Peri brain is very forgetful).

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