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When Is The Best Time Of Month To Determine If I Am In Perimenopause
Ther is no best time: Perimenopause symptoms can start anytime from the 30's to the 50's. The symptoms can be constant or intermittent. Although tests can be done, many studies have shown that they are unreliable and can change from postmenopausal levels back to premenopausal levels. Perimenopause is a diagnosis that is made from symptoms, not tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fix anxiety sources: Reduce stress, improve relations, prioritize, decrease demands, exercise, decrease caffeine/alcohol; pay attention to dietary selections, have a healthy sex life, stimulate your mind intellectually and where necessary, medications. The drugs of choice? Serotinergic antidepressants(short term use or breakthrough symptoms), benzo diazepines(selectively). Attempt Buspar (buspirone) or low dose b-blockers helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NONE!: They work to make money, but not to lose weight. You need to learn how to eat and exercise in a way that you can live with for the rest of your life. Don't put anything in your body that you don't know what it is, what it's going to do, or what harm it could cause. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
If your taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) & estradiol cream for perimenopause symptoms while still menstruating, what's the best way to take these both?
Specialist: That really requires a specialist and individual care. If your periods are regular sometimes timing the Estradiol to your natural body and the Prometrium (micronized progesterone) to your natural period is easiest. Sometimes daily Prometrium (micronized progesterone) is easiest to try to get rid of your period. It takes a little trial and error in the perimenopause to get a good regimen for you. ...Read more
Went on ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) to stop
perimenopause symptoms. Two
months in and im still having them.
Is there still hope in time? How
much more time?
Change med: It is likely that the ortho try cyclen is not the right med for you even though it works in many women. Ask you doctor for an alternative. ...Read more
I am in perimenopause and am so exhausted all the time. What natural supplements can I take to combat the fatigue? I am in perimenopause and am so exhausted all the time. What natural supplements can I take to combat the fatigue?
There : There are supplements that can help with fatigue. Our office has supplements that do help with fatigue however, before taking supplements or any other medications you should see a doctor to make sure that there isn't a medical reason for the fatigue such as low thyroid hormone levels or high cortisol levels. ...Read more
Depends upon you!: By natural, i assume you mean not taking anything at all. This is fine as long as you can tolerate the symptoms & changes associated w/perimenopause. However, if you need something, then estrogen is the gold standard, far & above any other option. But it's not w/o risk. Talk to your doc. Ask about different forms as risk varies there, too. There's also bio-identical vs non-bio-identical. ...Read more
Don't recommend that: I do not like black cohosh. Some people have had serious liver problems after taking it. ...Read more
Can being in perimenopause cause one to feel hot a lot? Not hot flashes, just feeling warmer than usual a lot of the time, especially at night.
Periods on time (28 days), but very light periods 2mths in a row. Pinkish but mostly brown. I'm 34yo. Scared that it's perimenopause.
I'm healthy, active and in perimenopause. Hard time reaching orgasm, new problem. Used lube, still takes long time. Bloodwork normal. Any help?
See a doctor: See a primary, gynecologist or urogynecologist. Recommend evaluation of medication conditions such as diabetes, nerve disorders, back disorders....that could be contributing. If no medical issues, then your brain is your largest sex organ. Find things that stimulate your brain. Practice makes perfect. ...Read more
How does Xanax (alprazolam) taken in small doses just a few times a week affect your hormones in perimenopause?
It shouldn't: Affect them if u take a small dose and not everyday. ...Read more
Why would I have strong banana cravings a week after I skip a period for the first time in what I assume is perimenopause?
Good Question: I think if anyone can answer your question it should be nominated for some award. Why do we get the cravings we get? I honestly don't think there is a good scientific answer to that question. But , it is a good one. ...Read more
I am 43 and on the birth control patch and have been for a very long time. Is it true that bc will always mask perimenopause symptoms?
Is it more beneficial to take estrogen & progesterone daily together vs according to your cycle for best relief of perimenopause symptoms?
Depends: How to take hormones for peri menopause somewhat depends on the symptoms. Most women are having hot flashes and night sweats, caused by lower estrogen levels, so taking estrogen daily is better. The Progesterone is to balance the effect of estrogen on the uterus. For a woman with periods taking Progesterone cyclically is better. Also it's a little better for breasts to take cyclically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get Rebound headaches from 2 excedrin in one day 3 or 4 times a week.. I am hormonal and in perimenopause and get a lot of headaches, worried!
What can you expect while taking "Aldactone"? Does it cause drowsiness or stimulation? Best taken at night or morning? Im taking it for perimenopause.
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