What is your opinion on Black Cohosh? does it work? is it safe? I am a 43 year old woman who is in the throes of perimenopause and I am having issues with anxiety, rapid heartbeat etc. I have had every blood test known to man just recently because they detected a small pericardial effusion on my echocardiagram, my ovarian reserve is normal, thryoid normal, chest xray normal. My primary care physician speaks highly of the black cohosh, I was just wanting opinions from anyone that has taken it. I'm not on any type of medications.
I am a 43 soon to be 44 year old woman who has had 31 day cycles with a 6-7 day length in period most of my life, but recently I have been getting them every 25 days and this last one only lasted 3 days. In January, I had two periods in a month for the first time ever. This doesn't bother me, what is bothering me is the re-occurrence of anxiety, heart palps and now I have been dealing with an "adrenaline surge" feeling in my chest every night when I lay down to sleep, it sometimes takes me 40 minutes to fall asleep because of them. I remember vaguely getting these last year but they only happened very very sporadically, now it's nightly. I'm a little worried, but I do have a doctors appt next week, hopefully to check my hormone levels but from what I am reading, if I am still having periods, doing hormonal testing isn't the correct thing to do? Thanks for any help!!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.