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    Old 11-24-2006, 06:01 AM   #1
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    Question Do you find?

    Hi
    I am new to this board, I have not had a period for 7 months and I am getting hot flushes and night sweats but was wondering if anyone else is finding the hot flushes worse and more often about the time they would normally have their period. I was 50 in oct and have had the depression and mood swings and all the other syptoms the only other syptom I have besides the flushes and sweats is loss of sex drive, I have read a few other threads and I have not read anything to suggest it will return so does that mean no more orgasms for me I would hope not as me and my partner have always had a good sex life and it's been about 6 months since my last please tll me it's not the end.

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    Old 11-30-2006, 07:08 AM   #2
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    Smoothie, it does not have to be the end of good sex! lol
    I think you would benefit from natural progesterone therapy. I have posted about natural progesterone in some of the other threads, and I think you will find it helpful. I highly recommend Dr. John Lee's books on menopause.

    Ciao!
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    Old 12-01-2006, 08:46 AM   #3
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    Thank you I will read the book

     
    Old 12-01-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
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    Hi, I am also a 'newby' on here. I also experience worse hot flashes when I would normally have my period. I am 51 and have not had a period since March this year. I seem to get different symptoms each month. I experience hot flashes and night sweats but they definately get worse when I usually would have got my period. This week I recently started feeling extreme fatigue Has anyone else experienced this, it is so bad I could just put my head on my desk and sleep

     
    Old 12-01-2006, 09:16 PM   #5
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    Basket Case (what a great ID, we are ALL basket cases, eh?), some of your problems might be diet related, as well as hormones. Are you taking a really good multi-vitamin regimin for women? As you may have noticed, I'm pretty passionate about natural hormone therapy, and I've studied it a lot. I know it seems like I think progesterone cream is the answer for everything, and that's not entirely true. I do believe that lots of other health issues stem from the lack of progesterone, therefore it can (and does) solve a lot of ills.

    You are not alone, we have all run the gammit of hot flashes, irritibility, depression, loss of sex drive, extreme fatigue you name it. My current "project" is to figure out my blankety-blank migraines. That solution has evaded me for about 1.5 years. In fact, I got interested in natural hormone therapy because of my migraines. A friend of mine thought perhaps a good progesterone cream might help aleviate my migraines, but it hasn't. It HAS helped the hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, and given my sanity back--I no longer feel like I'm losing my mind.

    Apparently my migraines are not hormonally related. They've scanned this and that, poked and prodded, and still the doctors have no clues as to the source of my migraines. Unfortunately, I am now unemployed because I missed too many days b/c of migraines, and so spending lots of money on extra doctoring is not an option. Besides that, they're just taking pot shots in the dark anyway. "Here try this and see if it works." That was what the neurologist said when he prescribed what he thought would be the "wonder pill," Lamictal. At first I thought it was going to work, but after a week my body seemed to adapt, and my migraines are worse than ever. I guess I shouldn't bore you with my sordid saga.

    When I first found these health message boards, I was looking for information from people who had migraines. Then I realized that many of the posts containing the word migraine were on the menopausal board. So, being the curious sort I am, I jumped over to see what was here. What I found was that there are a lot of women who do not seem to know about natural progesterone, and why it is important. They do not seem to know why petroleum derivitives are bad for you. Alas, I think perhaps my zeal to "save the world" has made me look like a quack instead. :/

    In answer to the original question, yes hormonal symptoms can be worse during the time in your cycle when you would have had a period, especially if you are estrogen dominant. Again, I believe a progesterone cream (a really good one, and not all are good) would soften some of those symptoms, and possibly eradicate them completely. None of the information I share is original to me, I've gleaned it all from various books, CDs, and research. I really do believe that the best "primer" for menopausal women is John Lee's book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause." Although Dr. Lee died in 2003, his books are still available.

    'We must all hang together, or separately we will all hang.' I think Ben Franklin was the first to coin that phrase. At any rate, that's the reason why we're all here on these message boards--to hang together!

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    Old 12-02-2006, 07:14 PM   #6
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    Piano Lady,

    My Neurologist, whom I see for a seizure disorder, and also take Lamical for, also added Topamax on, which is also for migraines, totally stopped my headaches, which I also had, but not bad. Has your Dr. ever mentioned it to you? It is very commonly prescribed for Migraines.

     
    Old 12-02-2006, 08:08 PM   #7
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    From what I have read - When you are low or missing your sex hormones, which are: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone., ... guess what? No sex, No feeling! So its not going to take just some progesterone cream to get your clitoris reawakened. You will need to see a doctor, that is familiar with bioidentical hormones. Have levels taken for these hormones-to see what you need to have compounded for you, at a special pharmacy. You will also have to consider the safety of all this, as it has not been studied extensively. For myself , although I have a wonderful lifemate-who I find very attractive, and with whom I would like nothing more than to have our sexual life the way it used to be- but these natural doctors are not covered by my insurance, nor are the pharmacys, and I live on a limited income. So life goes and I gratefully am living it, and enjoying it. Sorry to say, but there are other wonderful things, besides sex. I miss it, but its not an end all.

     
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