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At 44 I’m well into menopause. The women in our family tend to start young. I’ve been going through a lot of the symptoms for the last several years and lately things seem to be getting worse. I had the mood swings under control (Evening Primrose Oil) until about a week ago. I also seem to be having a harder and harder time getting up and motivated. My concentration has gone into the toilet. I’m feel like crying a lot. Sounds like depression? The whole side of my Dads family are on anti-depressants (paxil, zoloft). Now I’m beginning to wonder if I should just buck up (save up) and go to the Dr.  

No I haven’t been, due to no insurance, but I know all of the symptoms well. I don’t really want to use hormones or anti depressants and have found Susun Weeds website on natural remedies (I’m ordering the book). Thanks to this site!

I’m not really looking for advise, I’m just venting. That in and of itself is making me feel better.

Thanks for listening happy



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      Vikki Hall wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • Thx for sharing! It’s not conformed but I am highly suspicious that I have entered the peri phase. So please share away. What works, what doesn’t. It’s all good!
      Also check into Metabolic syndrome. I have been reading up on diabetes and there was a section that women our age could have metabolic syndrome and some of the things you mentioned are on the list.

      Good Luck and vent away my dear. We are here....



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 21, 2009
    • Yep, sounds just like me! I was at the doc’s office for a general checkup Friday. She smiled and asked me how I was, I burst into tears. I drive home from the grocery store, tears are streaming down my face and I know it’s not the price of asparagus!

      Thank you for sharing. It helps us to understand ourselves through the sharing of others.



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