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When is the best time of month to determine if I am in perimenopause?

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 more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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Can you tell me exactly when is the best time of month to test if perimenopause?

Cycle day 2 or 3: A blood level of fsh of cycle day 2 or 3 is a very helpful test for perimenopause. Amh (anti-mullerian hormone) is also being used more, especially in women who are trying to become pregnant, and that is not dependent on which day in your cycle blood is drawn. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cope with anxiety if you are going through perimenopause?

What is the best way to cope with anxiety if you are going through perimenopause?

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 more

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Which herbal supplements are considered the best to aid in weight loss during perimenopause?

Which herbal supplements are considered the best to aid in weight loss during perimenopause?

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

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If your taking prometrium (micronized progesterone) & estradiol cream for perimenopause symptoms while still menstruating, what's the best way to take these both?

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

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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?

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

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What is best approach to perimenopause? Natural or estrogen?

What is best approach to perimenopause? Natural or estrogen?

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

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Is there a test to determine if someone is going through premature menopause or perimenopause?

Is there a test to determine if someone is going through premature menopause or perimenopause?

Yes: Premature menopause occurs before 35 and you will have high fsh levels. If after 35, you have perimenopause. Menopause only occurs after one year of not having periods. ...Read more

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