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Old 05-30-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Supplements for post-menopause?

I am also officially post-menopausal. I haven't had a period in 18 months. I recently did a saliva test to actually see where my hormones are at. I have hot flashes, but not severe and never night sweats. My moods are ok, but do have some difficulty making decisions and am a little paranoid about some things! Ha! My skins is awfully dry and thin looking - so I wish I could take something at least for that and also lose some weight. Other than that, I'm not doing too bad. I would like to hear from some other ladies who are past the menopause and see what they are taking as far as hormones and natural supplements and how they're doing.

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Old 05-30-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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Re: Supplements for post-menopause?

Hi, Howitt . . . I can tell you what my naturopathic doctor recommends. She says unless my symptoms become debilitating, hormone replacement is not a good idea. She also does not recommend the myriad of so called post-menopausal supplements she knows about on the internet.

She says at this time of my life it is more important to get the nutrients I need such as Omega fatty acids, potassium and magnesium, being the top ones.

Hope this helps!


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Old 06-07-2009, 10:45 AM   #3
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Re: Supplements for post-menopause?

Hi Cindy,

I am right there with you, 18 months, whoo hoo. Thought it would get easier, but for me it has been terrible the last few months. I take B complex, Omega 3's, Vit D, Vit C, Calcium/Magnisium and a multi. I don't know if they are helping with any symptoms or not, but they can't hurt! If I may ask, how did the results of your saliva test come out? That is one of my next steps.
Take care!

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