HELP ! I Am Looking for a NATURAL Menopause Medication

Updated on July 28, 2010
T.F. asks from Chula Vista, CA
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I am 49 and have been in Menopause for almost 4 years now. I can't take it any more !! I can't sleep more than 2 hours without waking up drenched in sweat. I have hot flash's ALL day. I need some idea's for a "Natural" medication. I have already tried "Prempro" and "Estroven" and I don't want to take the 'chemical' medications. PLEASE HELP !!

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OMG !! I am AMAZED at all of the response's I have received !! All of you have been very helpful !! Thank you so much !! What an Education I am getting !! I live in the San Diego, Ca. area, so there are some of you that I will respond to personally. But I wanted to let all of you who took the time to respond to my 'shout-out' for help know how much I appreciate all of your help.
A BIG Thank You to each and every one of you !!
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E.N.

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Try Evening Primrose Oil. You can get it in a Vitamin Store. It helped me for years and some of my friends in the early stages of menopause.

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M.B.

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Hello, you can try homeopathic drops from CompliMed called Clinigland-F, I bought it from the Homeopathic Phamarcy in Santa Monica on Broadway and 7th, after 4 to 5 days you should start seing the difference.
Best.
M.

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T.R.

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Hello T.,
I know of another that others have said works really well. It is called Estraval and if you do not like it they have a 100%money back guarantee. Let me know if you would like to try this and I can get you all set up.
T.

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M.D.

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Dear T.:
I'm guessing that you've probably tried these things that I have found helpful, but here we go.
Firstly, staying cool at night, dramatically reduces the severity of the hot flashes. You should wear as little as possible to bed. A tank top and panties and don't use any covers, only the sheet. I find that at times I get cold with just the sheet, if only for a few minutes, so I keep a light throw at the bottom of the bed and just pull it up until I get warm, but not until the sweats start. Also, try not to cover your feet. If I leave them out, I stay cooler. Leave the heater off at night, and if that's not possible because of other family member, close your vent and leave the window open. I have also lost weight, only about five pounds, but that seemed to diminish the hot flashes. You didn't mention it, but I'm guessing that you're not going back to sleep immediately after wake up. I had that problem for a long time. I found that about four sips of red wine and a book makes me just sleepy enough that I go back to sleep in a reasonale time.
Also, soy. It really does make a difference. I have substitued all of my dairy intake to soy products. There are some out there that are really good! Edamame, soy bean pods, make a great snack during the day, are very low calorie, so they help with the diet and weight loss. You can heat them up, or eat them cold.
Four years is a very long time, and I'm sure that I would be a little cookoo by now. When all else fails, there are some very low dose hormones that have no significant side effects. I don't take anything, but my sister does, she is 59, and experiences no hot flashes.
Good Luck,
M.

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L.L.

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Hi T.,
I am 52 and I have been taking the Isagenix nutritional program for 2 1/2 years now and I feel great! Besides loosing 40 lbs, 75 inches, and down 3 dress sizes I have so much energy, sleep better, and I have not suffered from sympoms such as yours. It is a nutritional cleanse which cleanses out impurities, so your body functions better than ever before. One of the products is called ionix supreme. It has adaptogens in it, and has been very beneficial to women and men. One of the things it does is help with anxiety and supports improved moods. I have heard many stories of women who have not experienced hot fashes since on this product. If you would like more information, let me know. L. Lapp ###-###-####

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V.R.

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Hi T.,
My friend just sent me a note she suggested V.'s Flash Pops.
I'm having Baby Boomer Night at my home on Thursday March 13th, and I would love for you to attend.
I live in San Diego ( Ranch Penasquitos) We will be discussing the 7 menopausal dwarfs...
Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Bloaty, Sleepy, Forgetful and psycho!

If you live in the area, I will email you an invitation.
Let me know,
V.'s Flash Pops Contain an herbal menopause formula, and are made with Stevia, so there is no added sugar.
Come Sample and Learn how you can avoid some of those symptoms.

Looking forward in hearing from you,

V. Redoble
Owner,
V.'s Flash Pops
Check out my Website for more help at
www.vickisflashpops.com

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M.M.

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You should call Dr. Francisco Arias. He is a homeopathic doctor in Ventura who has experience with treating without drugs. His number is ###-###-####. He is awesome with no side effects.

Thanks,

M.

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T.D.

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Hi T.,

When I was reading about your situation. I had flashbacks of my mom going through the same situation. I introduced her to a product called Phyto Prolief by Arbonne (Pure, Safe & Beneficial). It's a natural balancing cream that you use on your soft tissues. This natural balancing cream is enriched with botanicals, designed to help restore balance. It's conveniently packaged in a metered pump to take the guesswork out of measuring. PhytoProlief is light and greaseless, free of colors and fragrance.

My mom said it has cut her hotflashes down by half. Results vary with each individual of course. Should you have any interest I would be more than happy to point you in the right direction. We offer a 45 day money back guarantee should you feel this product does not help.

Good Luck in your search. ;o)

T.-www.trishdewell.myarbonne.com

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C.S.

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Vicki's Flash Pops. She just won best new business for women award. She's a good friend of mine and created these. They are ALL natural and come in 3 delicious fruity flavors. I take them. Her number is: Vicki Redoble ###-###-####. She sells them at Henry's in Chula Vista and is trying to get them into more stores.

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M.A.

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Dear T.,

I'm 53 and for the better part of a year endured the same night sweats and hot flashes. A few months ago, following the online advice of the herbalist Susun Weed (yes, that's her real last name), I started taking the herbal tincture Motherwort several times a day, and to my delight the night sweats have stopped almost completely and the hot flashes are fewer and farther between. I've also noticed a distinct leveling out in my mood. The improvements have been gradual and subtle, which are the only kind I trust. Susun Weed has a website--susunweed.com--and I highly recommend her book "New Menopausal Years: The wise woman way." You really can feel better without drugs. Take care. M.

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S.K.

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T., look no more. I have been going through menopause since3 1996, and found the natural alternatives to use while going through this period (no pun intended). Take a look at www.women4balance.com/healthy4u to learn about safe alternatives to chemicals. S. K.

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T.S.

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I too have been going through the same problems. I take Estroven Maximum strength with a half glass of soy milk a day. I laughed when my doctor told me it would work, but in desperation, I thought I would try it. So, faithfully, daily, I take my estroven and soy milk. My hot flashes started diminishing, the night sweats still happen, but they are not enough to wake me up. Ask your doctor to prescribe a mild sleeping pill. Mine did, and I only take a half of one a night. I feel so much better in the morning, I get a solid 6 hours of sleep and do not have any of the side effects of a sleeping aid. This might not work for everyone, but I am a much happier person (my husband will attest to that), since I can sleep through the night and my hot flashes have drizzled. Giveit a try - what have you got to lose?

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M.M.

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Hi T., I'm 37 years old and supposedly not premenopausal, but I suffer from hot flashes esp. early morning and at night. I gain some relief from herbal supplements like Evening Primrose Oil 1000-2000mg/day. Also Estroven otc prep is helpful and mostly natural. For specific herbs check with your local health food store, but i've heard that black cohosh, yam extract and red clover are helpful also. High soy intake has also been found useful to some women. Exactly how much you need, not sure. Good Luck, M.

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C.F.

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Check into Ayurveda! There is a wonderful book on Ayurveda for women over forty and deals with menopause specifically. The problem is I lost my copy of the book and can't remember the author or title--ugh! I bought it on Amazon, so if you just use search words like Ayurveda for women it should come up. I believe that the title says something with the age forty in it. I also know that there is an Ayurvedic clinic in Costa Mesa that I was thinking of going to. Once again, you will have to google it. Have you tried Yoga? Check into Iyengar Yoga (books also!) since this form of Yoga deals with specific health issues. Yoga Works in Costa Mesa has Iyengar teachers. Make sure you eat as much whole, organic foods as possible and avoid processed as much as possible! I am turning forty this month, so this is an interesting topic for me! I hope to glide gracefully through menopause!! I wish you wellness and some sleep!!

C.

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K.R.

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Hi T., there are a couple of choices for you. There are natural plant sterols that you can get to help you. I use a combination of things because I had a complete hysterectomy due to ovarian cancer. I was thrown into menopause.
I use a product called Plus which is for hormone support. This is great for anyone (men and women)actually but helps many women who are going through menopause, post partum issues or just menstrual issues in general. It gives your body the nutrition it needs to support it's endrocrine system. Highly suggest it for all.
I also use a Vivelle patch because I need a little more support than most due to my personal situation. It is a bioidentical estrogen patch. These two things have made my life so much better.
You can find Plus through mannnapages.com/yourcellhealth

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A.P.

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Hi T.,
My name is A. and I have found huge relief with Menopause Symptoms by using Natural Balancing Creams. They have changed my life. To educate yourself about natural safe alternatives ( the synthetic hormones are very dangerous)go to johnleemd.com This Dr. has written great books! You can find the best balancing cream at http://aperson.myarbonne.com You will need Phyto Prolief! Good luck with your journey and remember, that nature has given us everything we need to get relief. Love A.

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D.C.

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Hi T. -- I'm a 62 year old grandmother who managed to get thru the "pause" without HTR over a l0 years period.

This is what worked for me: Drink lots of water -- go easy on caffine foods/drinks and hot spicey foods. They
add to your heat.

Carry a fan in your purse, use a small fan under your desk at work, sleep nude under a fan at night with light cotton
breathable cover. Wear cotton and fabrics that breathe. Carry a small spritzer/mister to cool yourself off at outdoor events and water always onboard.

Health foods stores and many pharmacies have Black Cohosh
or Remefemin -- natural hormones from plants and other
natural aides -- Try Henrys, Sprouts, Mothers, Wild Oats,
Whole Foods.

Good Luck and God Bless, DD

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A.W.

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I take bio Identical hormones They have helped me tremendously. I guess they are made with yams. You could ask your Dr but since they are not from pharmacutical companies the tend to not use them. Check your local compounding Pharmacy and ask what Drs they are using. Look at Suzanne Summeers book. Other than that Black cohosh kind of worked for me

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S.S.

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Have you tried Reiki? It's a gentle hands on treatment where a Reiki practitioner gently lays hand on you to balance your body's energy system, Reiki heals by flowing through affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy, it allows your life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. While healing comes through the practitioner's hands, the client is the actual healer. We are alive because a life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridian's and nadis. The life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. Reiki is a positive gentle relaxing treatment, that enhances your body's own natural healing mechanism, it heals on all levels, physical, emotional, mentally, and spiritually, and the Reiki energy goes wherever it is needed in your life. If you would like to know more about Reiki or would like to schedule an appointment with me, you can reach me at [email protected]____.com
Namaste

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M.B.

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Dear T.,
I am an Arbonne rep and we have a product called PHYTO-PROLIEF. It's a natural balancing cream and people swear by it. You can look on my site for more info, or I could send you some literature in the mail.
www.myarbonne.com/marianbrisbin. And honestly, I have seen so many of mu friend suffer from this, that I would send you to Arbonne directly and not benefit from a sale for you :o)...www.arbonne.com

I hope you find what you need!!!
M.

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J.H.

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Hi T.,
I highly recommend menoqueen.com! I went to one of her free lectures and couldn't believe her story and how all that she had to say sounded just like what I was going through! All my friends are also on the natural hormone cream she recommended. No more night sweats!!
Good luck!
J.

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W.B.

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Hi T., I understand the no sleep.........it just seems that ya never really sleep anymore.....it really sucks!

I just happen to see an ad' on TV years ago for a company called PROFILE HEALTH. They used your saliva to measure the hormone levels.
It costs money but its the most effective measure i have found.
here is their number
###-###-#### Milissa is customer service
PO BOX 6189 Caefree AZ 85377
Toll Free:866-467-6662

hope you find this helpful
W.

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S.W.

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Hi T.,
I represent a WELLNESS company and we most certainly have what you are looking for.
My email is: [email protected]____.com
I'd love to help you stay away from those dangerous meds and use something more natural so you can avoid damage.
Let me know when you are available to chat further.
Have a great day!
S.
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C.B.

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I can really relate. Have you heard of bioidentical meds? I used to take those when I went to the PMS (thyroid and menopause) Clinic in Arcadia. I now go to a local place that the Dr gives me hormone creams that are bioidentical. Look them up and see what you think. They seem to help a lot. Good luck. C.

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C.M.

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Hi T.,

Arbonne, a vegan, chemical free, line of anti-aging skin care and health and wellnes products has a hormone creme made from plant sources. It is not available in stores, but sold through independent consultants.

Many OBGYN's reccomend their patients use it.

If you would like more information, you can go to my website www.catheypainter.myarbonne.com or call me ###-###-####

**I too am going through menapause, and Arbonne's hormone creme has saved my sanity!!!

C. Painter

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J.P.

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Chaste Tree (1 - 3x/day) and it usually takes a few weeks to see a difference. You can get it at local health food stores, etc.

Calcium, this is the one I recommend is cheap and well balanced helps as well to relax the body, which balances it out. My doctor sells it at her office:
http://www.worldlifesupplements.com/prod_an75030.html

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O.R.

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Chinese doctors can be very helpful - we see a woman in China town called serena at Hip Woo Hong - I don't have the phone number right now but if you can't get it at 411 let me know and I'll track it down.
Chinese medicine is truly brilliant it treats your whole system and targets the actual problem not just the symptoms.
Best of luck

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S.C.

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Hello T.,

Pycnogenol may help you. "A study publisehd in the Scandinavian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology reals that Pycnogenol, a pine bark extract from the French maritime pine tree, may help reduce 'climacteric symptoms' such as hot flashes, depression, panic attacks, cholesterol and other common symptoms associted with women entering menopause transition. The results suggest that Pycnogenol may serve as an alternative treatment to estrogen replacement therapy, which is the most common remedy of pre-menopause symptoms..." This is a quote from a magazine which I receive. I saw your message and saw this article and decided to send you part of this article.

Here is something that has Pycnogenol in it.

http://www.marketamerica.com/shanc/index.cfm?action=shopp...

I hope this helps!

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K.C.

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Hi T.,

I also work with a wellness company,and we have an incredible product called Femerex.I totally understand.. I'm 48 and started taking this product 2 years ago.It helps me tremendously.You can look at my web site,click under links,and see the ingredients and details.. www.karencormier.com. You can also contact me:[email protected]____.com
There are alot of options and you have to do what's right for you!!! I also have alot of wonderful contacts for professionals that can help too!!

Be well

K.

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P.N.

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I am an R.N. and i have researched this problem and i cannot take any meds due to breast cancer history in my family. Medical studies through John Hopkins University have linked consuming soy, which is a natural plant estrogen cuts down menopause symptoms. The soy products in the store are too processed to help you.
i use to have to change my shirts and sheets nightly. The soy i use is with Take Shape for Life and i eat the bars and shakes, and snacks I also lost weight eating the soy, but i can sleep better and I feel better. If you want more let me know.. [email protected]____.com

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K.S.

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Try soy. My mother didn't want to take the chemical medications either. She started to take a soy pills that she found at her local drug store. I guess they worked well for her. I kept myself very busy and at a great distance from her during that time of her life :) We both survived :)

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P.R.

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1. Bio-identical hormones--at a Women's Health center.

2. Take vitamins and herbs: Red Clover, Wildyam, soy products, drink only soy milk, black cohosh. There are soooo many. Go to a health store.

All these are guaranteed to work!

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C.T.

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try soy products... do more research online.

I don't know where you live..if there is a Whole Foods store near you..stop in and get some advice on what natural products you can take/use (foods, creams, supplements) ...certain herbs and teas help. Also if you are living in the San Diego area, try shopping at Henry's for natural remedies. Just watch your diet, hydrate yourself and buy a fan.

I know you can't take it anymore....but you just have to hang in there... I was in peri menopause for nearly 5 years thinking I would finish by the time I was 51...ha ha...I didn't officially hit real menopause until age 54. I finally made it through 12 months w/out a period in 2007...now almost age 56...the other women in my family went through the change by age 51. Remember you are not officially post menopausal(naturally) until you have gone a full 12 months w/out a period. I am sure you didn't want to hear that..but that's the way it is.

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Aloha T. -

I highly recommend that you seek out the assistance of a complimentary health practitioner who specializes in women's health care. There are many naturopathic, homeopathic, and chiropractic doctors as well as master herbalists who specialize in female health.

Navigating your way through menopause can be tricky, especially when you are experiencing heightened symptoms. Trying to treat yourself can actually cause problems. And sometimes the issues causing the difficult experience need more than just a simple supplement (or drug for that matter) to remedy the problem.

I am 57 years old and have been without a period for 5 years now. Mostly I utilized special diet and exercise, sound healing work (I am a practitioner), and some progesterone creams. Recently my health practitioners (a naturopath and a nutritional consultant) recommended that I stop the progesterone cream as they felt it might be contributing to some imbalances that were discovered through my blood tests. Also there was concern that the hormone levels in the creams I was applying to my skin were possibly masking the real hormone levels in my body. We are still waiting for the effects to clear out of my system before we can begin a revised program.

Good luck to you as you move through this powerful rite of passage!

J. Kahealani Lynne

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N.B.

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The only thing I know about which is supported by studies is Black Cohosh. I've been using topical natural progesterone cream for about 12 or 13 years. I am 54 and in "perimenopause" (that is, I'm almost there but not quite yet). I have only rare hot flashes, but I don't know how much of that is due to the progesterone (I started using it to avoid monthly migraines)and how much to genetics. Hope something works for you! N.

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S.G.

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Hey T.,

Have you ever heard of Arbonne? They have a natural pregesterone cream that helps with menopause symptoms. It's called Phyto Prolief. If you go to Arbonne's website, they can connect you with someone who sells it in your area.

Good luck,
S.

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L.B.

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Hi T.,
I too am 49 and was so miserable I couldn't stand myself. All I have to say is NO caffeine. I cut out ALL caffeine took the Esterven and WALLAH.........I'm human again. It was like magic. Keep taking the Estroven too.
Hope this helps. Good luck.......Girl, I feel your pain.

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P.A.

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I went through an episode of peri-menopause a few years ago. Check out the website power-surge.com The message boards helped me. I used Black Cohash(has to be standardized). It takes 6 weeks to work, though some improvement after 2 weeks. I also increased my Vitamin E intake to 900 MG. There are other herbal recommendations, though I only required two. For more suggestions, check out the web site.

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K.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

Go to Follow Your Heart in Canoga Park and consult with the staff that works in their homeopathic meds. I have not experienced menoupause, but the people at Follow Your Heart are very knowledgable and super helpful.

Good Luck

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C.H.

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I have used all natural Progesterone Creme (available at health food stores) for the last 5 years and have not had any hot flashes. I am 58 years old and started using the progesterone creme when I decided that I didn't want to be on hormone replacement therapy. The other thing I like about progesterone creme is that it promotes healthy bone growth and my bones (the last time I had them checked) are strong and healthy.

It works for me,
C.

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J.H.

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Hi T.,

I have heard great things about Arbonne's Natural Balancing Creams. Take a look at the website (https://www.arbonne.com/products/balance/phytoProlief.asp) and read the testimonials (https://www.arbonne.com/company/opportunity/people/testim...) and scroll down to PhytoProlief. Arbonne's products are botanical, all natural, not tested on animals or use animal by-products. If you are interested in this product and/or receiving samples, please contact me.

Best of luck to you.
J. ([email protected]____.com)

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C.C.

answers from San Diego on

Dear T.,

You may have already received some information regarding this but natural progesterone creme may be the answer you are looking for. My company sells it in premetered, air-tight pump bottles and it has been very effective for women. I have used it myself (my companies brand and years ago, another brand, when I first went through menopause) and it gave me relief. If you want to know more, please email me or respond to my response with an email address so I can send you information. If you would like to know more about what you are going through, please visit www.johnleemd.com.

I would also recommend that you reduce your sugar and caffeine intake as it may increase symptoms. Alcohol and chocolate will also do the same thing. Hope this helps. Wishing you wellness, and relief. It's a challenging time to find balance... :)

C.

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I am a mother of four children ranging in ages from 23 to 36. I am self-educated in nutrition and currently represent a 28 year old health and wellness company that distributes pure, safe, and beneficial products internationally. Our focus is broad based and includes inner and outer health (skin care, hormone balancing, weight management, and supplementation with whole food vitamins – for children to mature individuals).

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M.H.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi,
I know when i don't drink soft drinks and watch how much sugar i eat the seem to lighten up . Evening primrose is a natural plant estregin and black kohash is good . go to your health food stores and they can help you. I noticed wine really set them off alot.

good luck

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P.R.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi I;m 44 years old, and 3 years into Menopause, I have had the same symptoms, you can try Lachesis Mutus and Glonoinum as well as other products by Boiron, they are for night sweats, hot flashes, and mood swings. Boiron is Homeopathic, sucrose based, not lactose, you put the 5 little pearls under your tongue, as many times a day as needed,(they taste great) it stopped my hot flashes in 2 days and night sweats in 3 days, they were all gone and I had hot and cold flashes and mood swings, all good, you must keep taking them do not stop or the symptoms will return. Boiron is safe it has a no drug interaction policy. ALSO CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR, ON not taking your Chemical hormones because, they have other benefits like working against bone loss. Best wishes, P.

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C.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

If you go to a DO you can get a prescription for a natural form of estrogen called estriol. I have been battling the same premenopausal symptoms and found immediate relief with the estriol.
Also, for low progesterone there is a topical cream called Gentle Changes with activin (which is another natural form of progesterone). If you are in the South Orange County area I can refer you to an awesome doctor who is both an MD and DO.

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A.K.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi T.,
I went into early menopause at 44. I took Prempro for awhile, but I was afraid of long term side effects. I began ordering Phyto-Prolief from a company called Arbonne. They're a completely botanical and vegan company and it is a pre-metered dose of Progesterone. It's made from Wild Mexican Yam. It has helped me tremendously. It also has phytoestrogen herbs ie. Black Cohosh, Dong Quai, Evening Primrose oil, Giseng and more. It retails for $34.00 (plus S&H)and lasts for a month. I signed up to purchase it wholesale along with about 380 other products that are also 100% safe, botanically based, FREE of Artificial dyes,fragrances and Petroleum.
Call me if you have any questions or would like more info.
Take care and hang in there,
A. Mancilla-K.
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J.R.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi T., My mom and my aunt swear by, PMS escape. This reaally helps them. My mom just bought 5 boxes. You just mix it water. YOu can find it online. My mom bought it from amazon. Good luck. I see my mom suffer and hope it gets better for you.

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D.T.

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T.,
Look into bio identical hormones. Suzanne Sommers even wrote a book on it. My friend, in menopause is on them and is doing great! Go to a natural Dr and get a rx and a compounding pharmacy will make it in exactly the amounts you need.
D.

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K.H.

answers from San Diego on

I started getting some night sweats and hot flashes but not to the same degree as you. However, my mom had always said that raw almonds helped her, so I tried it. I know this sounds crazy but the symptoms went away completely. Then, I stopped eating them as often and the symptoms started to come back. I am back eating them everyday and am feeling better. My mom said to eat about 25 of them, but I like them so much that I am sure I eat more than that. Give it a try for a month or so - it can't hurt. I know they can be expensive - if you have a Fresh and Easy store near you, they are pretty reasonable. I have heard that Costco carries them (in the baking section) but I haven't looked yet. Best wishes.

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D.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

Yes- I hear you!! Same here and it seems to flair up every 6 months or so-

I have taking our product Vitamin Supplement RESIST and also the botanical cream PHYTOLIEF Cream by ARBONNE-

I have tons of information from DR. JOHN LEE on dosages and great explanations for how our hormones work within our systems.

Please see my website and you can securely register your contact info and I can email or mail them to you, but if you like what you see you can order on-line yourself.

Looking forward to hearing from you-

D. (www.beautifulfreedom.myarbonne.com)

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M.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

I'm not there yet, but I know of Marilyn Glenville, UK doctor and nutritionist especialised in women's issues. Check her website marilynglenville.com

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R.G.

answers from Los Angeles on

i don't know much about menopause but saw my mom go through it. one day i invited her to exercise with me. since then she had more better days than yucky days. she's 57 now and still exercises because it became part of her weekly routine. if it doesn't help with your struggle of menopause, for sure it will help strengthen your heart and mind!

good luck.

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J.K.

answers from Los Angeles on

I use a bioidentical plant hormone by Usana. It has really helped me with Hot flashes. It is pharmaceutical grade supplement with natural ingredients. You can order the product through me, or through a naturapathic doctor that I work with. Let me know if you are interested.
J. K

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M.B.

answers from Las Vegas on

I used a natural cream called MenoCream by Before and After. I only found it at Walgreens. It's a cream that comes in a small tube. Put it on once or twice daily; follow instructions. I never had a huge problem with night sweats. My problem was during the day. Good luck!

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M.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi T.,

I have two products that is natural and can help with your menopause problem. I am a distributor for these products. You can contact me at [email protected]____.com. I'll be more than happy to go over these products with you.

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D.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

Progest topical progesterone works wonders!

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A.D.

answers from Los Angeles on

My Godmother swears by Primrose Oil. I also know that eating sweets white sugar and Chocolate will cause hot flashes. If you like sweets and are a Chocolate lover try not eating that for at least a month and I bet the hot flashes will cease.

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D.O.

answers from Las Vegas on

Hi T.,

Perhaps going with a holistic way of healing for menopause would benefit you at this time as you are ready to go a different route. You can consult with O.M.D for Acupressure, Natural or Chinese herbs you can find at Wild Oats or Wholefoods or any organic store, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). You can learn more about EFT on their website: http://www.emofree.com/. If you go to the Email link and then to the "Newsletter Archives" you can do a search for Menopause to read successful cases using EFT.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions on natural healing approach.

Blessings of love, joy, peace and happiness to you.
~D.~

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A.P.

answers from San Diego on

Hello T.. I can't help you with a medication but if you want to try foods, teas and natural suppliments I would reccomend Sunrider products. You'll find them online at www.sunrider.com A friend of mine would be happy to tell you of her exeriences and which prodcts will yield the quickest results.

Good Luck!

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D.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hello T.:

There is a very good natural product for menopause. It's called CLARY SAGE - 15 ML Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil contains natural phytoestrogens. It has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for supporting a normal, healthy attitude during PMS. It is also supportive for menopausal women.* Clary Sage has an approximate ORAC of 2,209,727 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.
The website is: https://www.youngliving.org/366584
I hope you feel better

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S.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

Have you looked into the benefits of bio-identical hormones? I began this method of treatment a year ago, at age 50, and have found it to be incredibly helpful. I have never used birth control pills and have always allowed my body to have its natural rythm. I also am high-risk for breast cancer so this is a good - no,great! - alternative. If you would like more information let me know and I can offer some sources to help you study this as well as a couple of doctors I know to be very good. Help is on the way!

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J.N.

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I'm 51 girl and you are soo right! Here are some suggestions for you to investigate: potassium 99 mg, helps replace electrolytes lost during flashes, Kyolic EPA-natural antibiotic, relaxant, good for the heart/cholesterol reducer,aids in estrogen production (author:Phyllis A. Bach). I would give you more specifics, but I am presently unable to access most of my library. Look up Adele Davis' Let's Get Well, Let's Eat Right To Stay Fit. Also, Jethro Kloss' Back To Eden. Last of all, Try OOna for PMS. It is herbal and promotes menstrual regularity. I find the hot flashes are worse during the time I would have had a cycle. Your not losing your mind, but may help others lose theirs (hee,hee).
Good luck. J.

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V.V.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi T.,
I went through early menopause at age 36 and I wouldn't take hrt's either. I took "Change-O-Life" by Nature's Way. It works great but you have to take it consistantly for several weeks to really notice a change, and at a couple of months it really helps. I thought that after several months I didn't need it anymore so I went off of it, and my hot flashes came back with a vengence. I didn't realize how well it was working. It won't make them disappear completely, but the difference is trememdous, at least for me. I got them at "Lacata's" in the Orange Circle, in Orange, CA. But I'm sure you can order them online, or get them at another health food store. Hope this helps. Good luck,
V.

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C.B.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi
I am 47 and read about black cohose,(spelling maybe wrong) there is also soy that is supposed to help checkout dr.weil.com. i didn't use anything just suffered thru it my body has gone thru anither change so am cold at night again. During work is still another story i just drink lots of water good luck. C. b.

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L.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

Try Arbonne's Phyto-prolief cream. You put on a pre-measured amount at night (very little). I have heard wonderful things about it...it even helps with PMS, that's what I use it for. I have heard people say it helped A LOT with hot flashes and really helped them sleep. Arbonne's products are made from herbal and botannical ingredients and are pure, safe and beneficial.

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M.S.

answers from Los Angeles on

Please contact my Friend Karen Roth.
She is Holistic Nutrtionist and specializes in Menopause thru diet and natural supplements.Her website is: www.nutritionalchoice.net. She is Awesome.

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D.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

I stumble across your website and couldn't resist to stop and answer your question. I can totally relate to what you are going through. I'm 53 and went through a extremely difficult time during menopause. It was so bad that I even went on antidepressants, until about a year ago, when I was told that saliva testing was the only way to accurately check for hormone imbalance. After completed my saliva test, I found out the I had adrenal fatigue and very low progesterone. I have been on bio identical hormones and vitamin supplements for the Adrenal Fatigue for the last year and it has Changed My Life!!! This is what inspired me develop a website, where women can purchase saliva test kits online, which includes a confidential consultation with license Naturalpathic Doctor to review test results and make recommendations for "natural" medication. The website is www.hormonesanity.com Please check out this website. I would love to get your feedback. Also, I just moved back to the San Diego area about 2 months ago. How funny is it that I stumbled across your website. I wish you luck. I hope to here from you soon. My email address is [email protected]____.com.
Thank you
D.

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A.A.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi T., I have accupuncture treatments for my symptons, & have had 99% relief. My doctor is located in Seal Beach, his name is Dr.Jung. He is very affordable, very commited to his patients well being. This may & may not work for others, for me personally it has with 0 percent side effects. Good Luck.

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E.A.

answers from Los Angeles on

I'd encourage you to search out an acupuncturist/Oriental Medicine Practitioner for advice about how to proceed. I know a fabulous one who could answer many of your questions, if not provide treatment for you if your geography matches. She specializes in women's health, menopause included. Please contact me if you'd like her information.

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D.K.

answers from Reno on

Hopefully this helps....After having to go through surgery for endometriosis they still could not get it all, so I had to go on to Lupron, which sends your body into early menopause. After getting off of that, my doctor, who is wonderful, prescribed a natural estrogen called "triest". I believe that you have to have a prescription to obtain it but you can get it from any compounding Pharamacy It helped me out a lot. Good luck.

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A.M.

answers from Los Angeles on

You were asking about a product that is used for hot flashes. A friend of mine recommends the following as it has helped her.

It was a wild yam cream that I got from Puritans Pride. It’s really hard to put your finger on any one thing that might have helped. I was also trying to eat a lot of soy. Can be found at www.puritan.com

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C.W.

answers from San Diego on

Hi T.,
I'm like you and wanted to try natural remedies for my hot flashes and menopause symptoms. I tried a variety of things but none of them worked for me. That doesn't mean they won't for you, everyone is different. I read something about low dose antidepressants relieving menopause symptoms so I finally tried it and it was like night and day for me. It worked almost immediately and got rid of all my symptoms. So even though I don't like the idea of taking an antidepressant I am glad I decided to. Good luck and if you don't have any luck with the natural remedies then give the antidepressant a try, it's worth it.
I'm 51 and mother of a 9 year old.
C. W.

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S.V.

answers from Los Angeles on

Dear T., I don't know what area you are in but I do know that when I went through menopause, I went directly to a reputable accupuncturist/herbalist and that got me through it with no problems and no medication at all. If you are in the Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills area, I highly recommend Dr. Po Chen of Integrative Medicine Inc. The phone # is: ###-###-####. Both he and his wife were doctors in China, his wife, Dr. Lee, is a medical doctor, he is an acupuncturist/herbalist. They are affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and have an impeccable reputation.

S. V - mother of 4 girls, grandmother of 9, and hot flash free :-).

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K.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

Have you ever tried Shaklee products? All natural, good stuff. I really trust their company. They have a couple menopause specfic products at http://www.shaklee.net/nova/prodWomensHealth (full disclosure, this is my mom's website, she sells Shaklee). There other products that are just good for anyone like protein and the multi-vitamin that may also help put your body into better balance as it/you deal with the menopause changes. Good luck.

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L.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hi T.,

Try looking into acupuncture. It can help with all your symptoms and the acupuncturist can recommend some herbs to take as well.

Good luck.

L.

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M.H.

answers from Honolulu on

Did you try soy? Soy is supposed to be really good for Menopause. I don't know if they sell the pill here. But they have soy pills if you don't like to drink soy milk. But drink lots of it. The isoflavones in the soy milk help with the hot flashes.

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J.C.

answers from San Diego on

ok this is actually pretty easy to treat! first of all... take a breath! A LOT of women are going through this and I APPLAUD your desire to use only natural remedies. There is a book called "What your doctor doesn't tell you about Menopause" by Dr. Lee. GET THIS BOOK!

I am working on my masters in holistic nutrition and what I have read and what i have recommended to some of my clients is that an increase in calcium to about 2000 mg has shown some great response. Take it at night about 30 minutes before bed so it has time to absorb. Also, I have read that 800IU of Vitamin E will help you sleep and keep your tissues lubricated. Make sure that your vitamin E is D-alpha-tocopheral. Do NOT get Dl-alpha. That's fake! In addition, Evening Primrose oil, a couple of capsules a day, have shown great results too.

I can't recommend any herbs until I know your specific situation but at least you can start with this. If you want to email me back and give me more of your health details let me know.

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L.C.

answers from San Diego on

Have you tried acupuncture or acupressure? There is a book called, "Acupressure's Potent Points" by Michael Reed Gach that has detailed instructions on how to help menopause symptoms with self-applied acupressure, as well as help with many other ailments. Just remember, the key to success with alternative therapies is consistent, daily self-treatment.
Good luck!

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K.B.

answers from Las Vegas on

I'm almost there and all my friends and family have done all types from homeopatheic to hormone replacement and what I am finding is almost all of them are on a low dose of antidepresents. It sounds really dismal but my sister is on a really really low dose and she decided to go off it and after 2months at the age of 50 is now experiencing hot flashes so I believe she is going back on it. Check with your doctor.It may be worth it to try it good luck.

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C.K.

answers from Los Angeles on

the herb "black cohosh" has helped with me.

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N.C.

answers from Los Angeles on

For starters, let me applaud you for seeking alternative treatments for your menopausal symptoms. Although I personally have not experienced this turning point in my life, I believe Christine Northrup, MD has a phenomenal book out on natural therapies and it may reassure you that regardless of her medical degree, she supports natural therapies during menopause. You may also want to seek out a naturopath in your area as well. Good luck to you.

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L.N.

answers from Los Angeles on

I hear you! I have tried everything, and haven't found a miracle cure. Mine is apparently "peri-menopause" and has been going on for about 7 years. A low dose birth control pill (Yasmine)that I take continuously (going right from one pill pack to another, no periods) and a multi-vitamin supplement from Costco called VitaAlert have worked the best for me so far. Check your diet also, you may find that some foods trigger stronger reactions. I had a friend whose condition improved once she stopped having the occasional glass of wine.

Best of luck!

L.

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M.T.

answers from Los Angeles on

Hello T.,
I have a friend that has recently started using my shaklee womens health products they are all natural synthetic free. They have been creating all natural products since the 50's and offer 100% money back gaurentee. It might be worth a try for you to try them if your interested her is the product link to my site feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

http://www.shaklee.net/itsgreen/prodWomensHealth

Be well,
Yolanda

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M.M.

answers from Orlando on

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O.R.

answers from Las Vegas on

Hello T.,

There are good, Natural Herbal remedies for menopausal symptoms... have you considered going to an Acupuncturist? They can help your body to regain hormonal balance through acupuncture treatments and herbal remedies, which are more Natural. I am not sure where you are living, but I am an acupuncturist/herbalist working in Las Vegas. If you have any more questions, feel free to call. I can be reached at the following: Rhee's Acupuncture Clinic
1995 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89104
Tel: ###-###-#### Good luck, O.

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C.W.

answers from San Diego on

Hi T.,
May I suggest Melaleuca. All of our products are natural. I have already gone through the change and I am still using Melaleuca's Estraval. Here is an excerpt from the web site about the product.
"The cycles of a woman’s body are natural. With EstrAval, so is the way you balance them. EstrAval is an exclusive combination of plant estrogens to help bring welcome relief from monthly discomforts and menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.

3-in-1 Nutrition for a Lifetime of Balanced Female Health
Packed inside each EstrAval capsule are soy, dong quai, and black cohosh—in the research-recommended doses.

* Soy is high in isoflavones that mimic estrogen and help reduce the occurrence of hot flashes. Soy also enhances bone health.
* Dong quai is high in phytoestrogens used in Asia to promote uterine health and to regulate the menstrual cycle.
* Black cohosh is recognized as a safe, non-steroidal compound that imitates a woman’s own estrogen

Don’t live your life in discomfort. Trust EstrAval for all-natural support for women’s health."

I can set up an account for you with Melaleuca and you can buy directly from the company and it will be shipped to your door. The membership fee is only $1.00 until March 20th. Contact me at [email protected]____.com

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B.Z.

answers from Los Angeles on

Try acupunture and chinese herbs. I recommend mine, her name is Beth Theodore and she works @ the NOrris Center in Tarzana on Clark st. I had many issues with my period too, and this really works. She is great!

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