Here's a bit of information for you to think about
I've been responding on crazylife's thread about my peri-meno symptoms and having just visited a bio-identical hormone dr.
The blood work she drew showed I was pretty low in vitamin D. Doctors seem to be cluing in on this important vitamin as I have had so many women I know that have been getting their blood work done with the inclusion of checking vitamin D levels. And so many of them are low. Typical of winter months and diets low in vitamin D consumption.
But I did some reading on low vitamin D levels and they can be attributed to a lot of our symptoms too - fatigue, depression, anxiety etc. I was even reading how low vitamin D can affect sleep because it works in concert with melatonin and some people have noticed improved sleep by taking high doses of vitamin D before bedtime. Today will be only my second day of 6000 IUs. My doctor told me to take that much and in 2 mos when we recheck my hormones, we'll check my vitamin D.
So those of you who are seeking a doctors help for your symptoms, have them check your vitamin D levels. Then go read about vitamin d deficiency and see if any of what you're experiencing might fit some of those symptoms. It may not "cure" us, but if that deficiency is only adding to our already hormonally whacked out body, we might as well try to eliminate one thing that could be adding to the cookiness.