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  • Treatment for perimenopause

    14 posts, 10 voices, 928 views, started Sep 9, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, September 9, 2008

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      Treatment for perimenopause:
      Specific treatment for perimenopause will be determined by your physician based on:

      your age, overall health, and medical history
      current symptoms
      your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
      your opinion or preference
      More and more physicians are treating perimenopausal symptoms. These treatments may include:

      low-dose birth control pills (to keep hormone levels more constant)
      antidepressants (to stabilize mood swings)
      progesterone (to treat premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, symptoms)
      Other lifestyle changes your physician may recommend include the following:

      Add soy and flax to your diet.
      Exercise regularly.
      Take vitamin E.
      Identify what triggers hot flashes (i.e., coffee, tea, etc.) by keeping a diary or record - to help reduce their likelihood.
      Discuss other herbal treatments such as ginkgo biloba, Evening Primrose Oil, and black cohosh (which may have some effectiveness in relieving certain symptoms), with your physician.
      Some of the same suggestions used for coping with hot flashes in menopausal women may also be helpful for perimenopausal women. It is important to remember that herbal supplements are not subject to regulation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and, therefore, have not been tested in an FDA-approved clinical trial to prove their effectiveness in the treatment or management of medical conditions. Consult your physician about symptoms you are experiencing and discuss herbal supplements before beginning use.



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          Jainey08 wrote Oct 7, 2008
        • Hi, I am 45 and my symptoms started 2 years ago with irregular periods about every 2wks and lasting a wk so my Dr put me on natural progesterone which i get from womento women.com and has helped in putting my periods back on track and helped me feel better too to begin with but now i am experiencing dreadfull PMS each month and terrible hot flashes which drain me of energy. Im already on anti-depressants but feel i need to probably take some other kind of herbal treatment aswell to help with the PMS as i get so emotional and depressed, my dr. told me to use my cream differently which i have but it hasnt changed anything, do you have any recomendations for PMS anyone? Im desperate happy



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Oct 7, 2008
        • Hey Ladies,

          What is perimenopause? Does anyone know how peri or menopause affects women who have had partial hystorectome (not spelled right) Duh!

          Thanks,
          Bella



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          Jainey08 wrote Oct 8, 2008
        • Thankyou everyone for all your comments, i will check out the black cohosh and give it a try. I have got half way through Christine Northrup’s book on menoupause and have found that so helpfull and just to know your not going through this alone is a good feeling happy Ill look and see if there is a Bio identical hormone Dr in my area, but im on a limited budget and it gets kind of pricey trying all these things. thank for the ideas.
          jainey.



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          Rene' Grandon wrote Oct 9, 2008
        • Hi Colette,

          Thanks for the info. i have been feeling very blue,irrataied,emotion up and down,and even cold and hot. the hot thing is weird because i am cold natured. So i was wondering if i was really depressed or maybe just going through perimenopause? this had been very emotional year!
          i appreciate your help!

          Thanks,
          Bella



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          Deb Link wrote Oct 9, 2008
        • Interesting info here.  I’ll be checking out womentowomen.com
          Love this site!!
          Blessings,
          Deb :)



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          Dana Hall wrote Nov 9, 2008
        • IRRITABILITY, ugh! I wouldn’t want to be around me. I have no patience and even “feel” prickly. I hadn’t put two and two together, until reading these posts. My last check-up the Nurse Practitioner said I was perimenopausal.



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          Lilly wrote Nov 10, 2008
        • Lots of good information out there! I think it is like a roller coaster and every one is different. I wanted to add that there are wicking materials available that help with the hot flashes/night sweats. I sleep on special sheets that help me feel cool, dry and more relaxed after a flash. They still come but I can get back to sleep much quicker and am not so tired the next day. Look for Cool Sensations at www.menopausebedding.com



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