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Menopause And Sleeplessness
What to do if i'm a 50 year old women, recently I have had menopause.I am suffering from insomnia since last 5 months?
Consider hypnosis: If you are concerned about insomnia you should learn about hypnotherapy. It is something anyone can learn, takes just a session or two and can cure insomnia without using medication at all. It also reduces stress. Find a qualified psychologist to help you learn how hypnosis can help. ...Read more
Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more
59 yo. Hyst. Have ovaries. Nightly sweats and chills x 3 weeks. No temp. Menopause or something else? Seems to happen same time each night. Insomnia.
I've been suffering from insomnia since start of menopause - will my sleeping pattern return to normal after menopause ?
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.
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 ...Read more
How do I know if I have early signs of menopause? I am 52 and haven't yet gone through menopause. Lately i've been having some problems with insomnia, memory issues, and major mood swings. Could this be the beginning of menopause or should I see a doctor
Yes, : Yes, that is exactly right, those problems could be a sign of menopause. The average age of menopause for all women is 53-54. Estrogen and other hormone levels start changing prior to the actual onset of menopause. If your symptoms worsen however are are affecting your lifestyle, then please consult with your physician, as many of the more severe symptoms of menopause can be successfully treated. In addition, women after 50 should be seen for a general check up to assess for other health conditions, get their blood pressure checked, thyroid checked, and other "maintenance" health care needs. ...Read more
In excruciating pain haven't slept all for 7mos had early menopause, brain/body burning and dementia how is 1 diagnosed with sporadic fatal insomnia?
SFI: Sporadic fatal insomnia is a rare prion disease related to familial fatal insomnia. It involves a characteristic change in sleep pattern, autonomic hyperactivation, and motor abnormalities. Polysomnography (sleep study), genetic analysis, and a pet scan may aid in diagnosis. If you are concerned, you should see a neurologist who specializes in degenerative disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is insomnia a side effect of menopause? I haven't had night sweats or any of the symptoms i always hear about, but ever since my period stopped about eight months ago i've had trouble sleeping. This never bothered me before, could it be a side effect of m
Yes, : Yes, many women have trouble sleeping after menopause. Things to try include keeping your room cool at night (about 65 degrees), taking a hot bath about two hours before bed, eating a small high protein dinner about 4-5 hours before bed then not eating afterwards, exercising early in the day, not ingesting caffeine after 5 pm, and avoiding any type of computer/phone screen for the hour before bedtime. If you have already tried those and it isn't helping, discuss different sleeping aids with your doctor. ...Read more
Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)
No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple things first: Results depend on the reasons for sleeplessness. You can start by cutting down on caffeine, especially after noon; regular time for bed nightly; quiet, cool bedroom without tv, computer, etc; wind down before bedtime -- maybe warm bath, soft music, gentle meditations. Very importantly, consider any stresses you're under -- and whether talking with a therapist might help. Make that appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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