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