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Reply: menapause
Isn't it terrible!! The thing I hate about losing control of my hormones is that it makes me look as if I'm...More
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Reply: Insomnia
Thank you Dr Minkin. I appreciate you sending me this prescription.
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Reply: Chest pains with hot flashes
I have been reading these posts with great interest and "hopefully" a certain amount of relief because I have...More
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Reply: what is going on!?
Age 40 is on the young side to start perimenopause but if your female relatives started early, then you are...More
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Reply: ..the other menopause symptoms...
Dear carina61, Several things might be helpful for you. If you want to try some over the counter...More
Reply: New to this community and have sore nipples
Dear Suzie, It's very unlikely that your symptoms are related to an underlying cancer. It is not...More
Reply: Perimenopause, thyroid problem, hormones =:oO
Dear Michelle45, Many women do experience anxiety in the perimenstrual time frame, which is where...More
Reply: Oh My Breast!
Dear lamb57, During the perimenopausal transition, it is common to have intermittent breast pain,...More
Hot Flashes
Is there a list of ingredients (skin care, lotions, shampoo's, soaps, etc.) that may cause hot flashes?...More
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Reply: Surgical Menopause
Surgical menopause made me suicidal along with a whole laundry list of other problems. I didn't waste my time...More
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Reply: Cold Flashes??
I am so glad that I'm not alone too! (But sorry we are all going through this very uncomfortable issue!) I...More
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Reply: having a period last to long
Dear lgt1966, Please don't worry-these are classic symptoms of perimenopause; we stop ovulating...More
Reply: Severe lower back pain...menopause symptom?
Dear socalgirl99, Hope you'll feel better soon. I would agree with Anon_6061, that back pain isn't...More
..the other menopause symptoms...
I have it all....the hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia...all the lovely physical stuff that comes with this...More
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Reply: Menopause - itching, burning, crawling sensation o...
ps Im 45 years old and Im not going through any thing yet .Im normal healthy go to drs every year for...More
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Reply: What's your opinion on Duavee?
Thank you, Dr. Minkin, for your reply. I have found some further information on bazedoxifene alone and it...More
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Reply: Worst Menopause Symptom?
hatcheram, what meds have you tried?
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I will try this - thank you!
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Reply: 58 Not In Menopause, Gynecologist Havoc
Thank you Anon. I think we all need to do what we can to be as healthy as possible no matter what our...More
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Reply: Sudden bleeding
Dear An-260049, Thanks also to you, Anon_6061, for the excellent explanation. I agree-most likely...More
Reply: Fishy vaginal odor
Dear gonefishing, A D and C wouldn't be my first thought-I would think about the boric acid first....More
Reply: Cramping during perimenopause
Dear tie1978, Indeed, pain is not a classic perimenopausal symptom. Have you had a pelvic exam...More
Reply: Menopause Weight gain
Dear minnesotadh, Congratulations on stopping smoking: even though a significant amount of weight...More
Reply: Sore Nipples
Dear Diana1228, As I'm sure you read in reading from other members of the menopause support group,...More
Reply: Menopause and Hair
Currently, I'm using Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo. It has received good reviews and so far I'm happy with...More
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Reply: Herpes Over 50
Ok, I get it, not important.
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Reply: balance cream (Kokoro) and Phytoestrogen Complex 1...
Thank You! I'm no longer taking phytoestrogen, I'm now taking Dong Quai. I have heard that Remifemin causes...More
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Reply: menopause symptons
Dear slaw1962, Just a couple of additional thoughts. Indeed, there is no fixed time for symptoms...More
Reply: Confused!
Dear lamb57, I'll just add a couple of comments: blood testing in this situation is a very...More
Reply: Leg pain with hot flashes
Dear Constanceg, I'm not sure what to make of this-the question is could this be some variety of...More

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