I feel all your pain. The only thing I did not really deal with was vaginal dryness...who knows why. But pretty much every symptom I have had..Ugghhh. Bio Ideniticals hormones are helping tremendously with most symptoms. It is helpful to know you are not aloneView Thread
I have gone through many of the same feelings. I became very depressed which was not my personality for two weeks straight. I did not want to see my family(which is my life) I would get upset easily and my mood could shift on a dime. I struggled with sleep, which I had previously prided myself in. Even under stress I had always been able to fall asleep prior to peri-menopause. I had headaches a lot and many, many other stressful symptoms. I fit the "list" of problems quite well. I did try Amberen, It did help for awhile but then I began to feel it wasn't as successful. I suppose I could have doubled the dose but it seemed expensive to do that at the time. Looking back I probably should have tried it. My doctor said it was very safe. I took the box to him to check out the ingredients. I also tried many different herbs and vitamin supplements. I found making sure I was focusing on a very high protein diet noticably helped. I did have my blood work done and was definitely in Peri-menopause. My doctor started me on Bio-Identical Progesterone (he is an MD as well as a Homeopathic Doctor). After a week or so I began to sleep and really see changes. Our body is constantly fluctuating so This is the time you need to be in close contact with your doctor. This fact can also be frustrating on your own. I am a naturalist at heart, had my 6 kids at home, etc and hardly ever went to the doctor in my life. I have found wonderful natural healing that I still use with my family for 30 years now. However Now, I DO go get my blood work done every 6 months and and I do call the doc if I feel out of sync. The Bio Identicals are fabulous!! I am still feeling like I am balancing my body naturally But the doctor knows my voice on the other end of the phone without having to identify myself &: D.View Thread
Hi, I too am wondering about adding Estroven to my supplements. I am currently on Bioidentical Progesterone Cream, but I still have frequent hot flashes and trouble sleeping . I am so tired of all of it. I take MANY herb and vitamin supplements, I try and steer clear of parabens. I eat healthy. I drink lots of green tea. Is it ok to add the Estroven to try and fight the hot flashes? Thank you for any input from the doctor or community is much appreciated.View Thread
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