Perimenopausal and digestive problems
I started having digestive problems around the time I became menopausal. At the time didn't put it together and had all the tests, for H Pylori (it felt like that), upper GI, colonoscopy, bloodwork, extended GI past dueodenum and biopsy, all normal. so they said I had IBS because they couldn't figure it out.
I couldn't eat and felt nauseous all the time. I made fermented cabbage juice and drank that for 10 days and could only eat small amounts of salad mainly lettuce. And took pepto bismal in the morning just to be able to get anything down. After about 2 weeks the worst of it seemed to subside. but have continued to always be able to "feel" my stomach and digestion.
That was 1 1/2 years ago. 2 weeks ago it began again really bad. This time I sip Kefir (liquid yogurt)drink Stomach Ease tea (really helps the most) and can only eat salad again and clear broth soups. Also mint moddled with lemon and honey mixed with water. I can't drink any dairy only carnation milk in the can doesn't bother me.
I'm writing it all down as I thnk this will just be something I have to deal with as my estrogen levels continue to drop over the coming years. I don't take hormones and won't. I do take Prozac for 5 days right when I'm about to get my period, it just levels out my crazy thinking and emotions and help me sleep. I also take Xanax at night like a sleeping pill. It's the only thing that works for me.
I know how awful this feels and just wanted to offer what is working for me because I know some of us are looking for anything that will work because the DR's don't seem to know anything about it and just pass you off to another one and they pass you off to the next one.
Last edited by beachcrafts; 01-17-2013 at 07:32 AM.
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