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Peri-menopause

The peri-menopause is the transitional phase leading up to the menopause

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  • Dee 's photo avatar
    Dee — 22.03.2021 06:36
    I'm a 49 year old woman and l'm breeding very heavy this month. What remedies would you suggest for peri-menipose. Thank you

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      eileen — 27.03.2021 08:14
      Hi Dee Although this is fairly common as you approach the menopause, it is not good for you and can cause anaemia. If your period doesn't stop or gets worse then it is important to speak to your doctor or pharmacist, they may be able to offer non-hormonal medication to stop or slow down the bleeding. Unfortunately, if the bleeding is very heavy then herbs such as Agnus Castus wouldn't be 'strong' enough to be of benefit, sorry.

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    Margaret — 25.11.2019 17:33
    Hi Eileen, This is a fantastic site, I’ve recommended it to many friends. I am 51 years old, have the mirena coil for last 2/3 years as periods were so heavy. Blood test for hormones came back normal and yet at different times of month I feel depressed and very tired. I don’t get a monthly show anymore so not even sure if it’s worsening PMT. Could I be experiencing psychological symptoms even though my bloods say otherwise. Thank you in advance of your response

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      eileen — 27.11.2019 12:16
      Thanks for your feedback, Margaret; very pleased you find the site helpful. Do you mean that you don't get your periods anymore? If so then you are probably becoming a little low in oestrogen due to the progesterone from the Mirena coil. The symptoms you mention are associated with low oestrogen, so this is more likely than psychological causes. Blood tests are a 'snap shot' of what's happening at the moment they are taken, so they are not always an accurate measurement.

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    jackie — 03.10.2017 11:25
    have been diagnosed as peri menopausal, was having really bad mood swings, hot flushes , night sweats, palpitations, anxiety.i wasnt too keen on going on HRT so i am on sertraline, and clonodine , which is keeping me quite stable, im also taking magnesium and the menopause support tablets. my problem is down below, itching ,and i feel like my insides have been scraped with a razor blade. i was given meds for thrush ,and antibiotics as a precaution to a gastric infection...i have a gel that i apply but its still not clearing the itch and soreness.im also using an estrogen and progesterone cream, but nothing is helping .does anyone else get this raw inside feeling and constant itching and soreness??

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      eileen — 04.10.2017 12:25
      Hi Jackie Are you applying the creams to the affected area? If so it is important to check that they are not making symptoms worse as some women are very sensitive in that area to any chemicals. Itching is often caused by falling oestrogen levels drying the vagina walls and also affecting the level of friendly bacteria that help to keep the vagina healthy. Unfortunately, the more times you have antibiotics the more the friendly bacteria are destroyed and this then becomes vicious cycle. I would suggest the Menopause Support which is known to help gently raise and balance oestrogen https://www.avogel.co.uk/herbal-remedies/soy-isoflavones/index.php and also a vaginal probiotic to help restore the vaginal bacteria, for more info see https://www.optibacprobiotics.co.uk/shop/for-women Remember to drink lots of water as dehydration can make this worse and wear only cotton pants to allow good air flow.

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