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How long does the menopause last?

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  • Nomalie Thabethe 's photo avatar
    Nomalie Thabethe — 18.09.2017 02:33
    I stop period two years ago know started to feel the flash heat , I am only 44 years , How long this will last ? Can I expect more than that , I have got kidney problems I don't know if I can take anything . Thank you


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      eileen — 19.09.2017 09:23
      Hi Nomalie If you are starting to feel heat/get flushes or sweats you could look at the herb sage, this is specifically for such symptoms. However, it is best to check with your doctor first if you have kidney issues. It is difficult to say how long this may last as it is different for every woman!


  • Deborah's photo avatar
    Deborah — 16.09.2017 18:51
    I have had menapause trouble for 10 much longer..its hard to cope.seen 3 doctors and just get leaflets so i gave up


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 18.09.2017 13:24
      Hello, Could you give me a little more information regarding age and when periods stopped etc. Email me thank you


  • Anna Carr's photo avatar
    Anna Carr — 23.08.2017 07:17
    I have been 18 months without a period but am experiencing dreadful cramps sweats and hot flashes and panic attacks I'm 51_and have been told if my period stays away for 2 years that's it. Do the symptoms still remain as they've actually gotten worse or could this be the dying roars of it haha


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      eileen — 23.08.2017 13:38
      Hi Anna This is a difficult question to answer as it can be different for every woman. Some will find that around the two years their symptoms will start to ease off, others, like yourself, may find they get worse for a while but, hopefully, ease off later, others find that their symptoms can continue for a long time. However, this is often due to other health issues, poor diet or lots of stress. You may find our Menoforce Sage tablets helpful for the flushes and sweats and I would also suggest an extra magnesium 200mg as this can often ease cramping.


  • Dawn 's photo avatar
    Dawn — 12.06.2017 04:18
    I'm 64 could I still be having menopause symptoms


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 13.06.2017 10:26
      Hi Dawn You are considered to be 'officially' through the menopause after not having had any periods for a year, and after another year your symptoms should be tailing off. If you are still experiencing menopause-like symptoms (such as hot flushes or night sweats) after a lot longer then they may be due to other factors such as low iron levels, low thyroid function, low vit B12 or low vitamin D levels. It may be a good idea to ask your doctor to test for these just to rule them out. If none of these affect you then the symptoms may be an indication that your nervous system has been overwhelmed at some point. If you had a stressful menopause or have had any stress over the last few years this can have a huge impact on your nervous system which doesn't resolve itself - adrenal Stress causes many menopause like symptoms such as flushes. If this is the case then it is important to do supportive work for the adrenals, such as taking magnesium and calming herbs such as Passiflora or Valerian.


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