The first thing I would do is get your hormone levels tested - not by a blood test but by the much more accurate saliva test. See where your levels are out of balance. Birth control pills are NOT the answer. There are many natural remedies that are helpful. The first step is to find out which hormones need adjusting. I have just started using a natural progesterone cream you can buy at many vitamin or natural health food stores. The assumption is that it is the extrogen levels that are out-of-whack. Peri-menopause is usually the result of low progesterone levels. Many doctors just assume it's estrogen and it isn't.View Thread
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