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A 50-year-old female asked:

Menopausal; estrogen 69 progesterone 0.4. terrible bouts of insomnia; some days no sleep, other days broken sleep. any advice? don't say sleep hygene.

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Dr. Audrey Prefer
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Insomnia ? Menopause: Hi, you don't mention when your last period was. There certainly is something to be done, since the estrogen level is good, I'd sugg progesterone. This is Rx'd by gyn, and requires a full discussion re risks/benefits. Only you can decide if it's worth it. BTW, if you decide to "wait it out", sx could last 1-20 yrs. Good luck

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