Hi everyone. I'm 48 and haven't had a period since I was 29 yrs old. I had cervical cancer and had a hysterectomy done then. Everything was removed with the exception of one ovary, which was to help with the estrogen. I started going through menopause about 9 years ago. It's only begun to get worse in the last 6 years and have been suffering for a while. My husband heard about a natural diet supplement and I started taking it everyday and the general symptoms of menopause have really eased up, if not gone away completely. Zalestra...I highly recommend it! Anyway...this afternoon my husband and I were talking and he told me that I run in my sleep. Literally, my feet are constantly moving in my sleep. Yes, i have pain in my legs, hips, knees and ankles and have been told I have RLS, as well as the possibility of arthritis. Yay for me...lol My question is...is this or can it be related to Menopause? If so, are there any good treatments for it? I really do need my sleep. So does my husband. Any advice would be so appreciated. Thank you!View Thread
Thank you so much for the response...I have been on the testosterone replacement and the only thing it did was add about 40 pounds to my frame. I was put on that after surgery 5 years ago for a tumor that was removed from my abdomen. The hot flashes were so horrible my Oncologist put me on it for relief. Needless to say, it didn't work.
It's a struggle. Not that I'm whining or anything. But until I turned 41, I never knew what my older sisters and my mother were going through. Now I have a new respect for all of them.View Thread
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