I am 52 and just was told I had to go off the low dose birth control pill, I am very nervous doing this since it controlled hot flashes - since I have been on it for the past 6 years or so, I expect to get lots of symptoms.
Before I ask the Dr. for another hormone, I want to hear how natural vitamins have worked for people - does it help to take all these extra vitamins such as B12, co-enzyme etc etc.
The other question is - I am concerned about what will happen to my skin, has anyone tried the vitamins for the skin? Do they work? Thank you.
I have to say that the only part of me that isn't falling apart, is my skin. It's clear, smooth and looks fabulous.
I take flax seed oil, Omega 3-6-9, B-Stress vitamin, magnesium and a multivitamin, I also make sure that every day I exercise and get in a fair share of the very colourful veggies and fruits, like red/yellow peppers. brocolli, blueberries etc.
I also make sure a use sunscreen on my face every day, regardless of the weather.
Hi, I swear by the Olay skin and wellness vitamins. I started them about 2 months ago. I have been recently gettting compliments on how much better my face has been looking and younger. I don't have the blemishes and my skin is clear and just healthy looking.
As far as controling my peri symptoms, I so far have only used when needed soy isoflavones. I have found my best defense is watching my eating (healthy eating) and exercise though. When I go through a day or two of the night sweats and symptoms I start popping my soy and I do improve.
From what I've read (and from my own experience) it seems the worst thing for skin aging after the loss of estrogen is sun damage. The thing I notice most about my skin is the effects of the sun. I'm an avid user of sunscreen (I use a moisterizer with 20 spf under my makeup) and try to drink lots of water (hardly ever drink sodas, sugery drinks or caffeine).