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Re: What do you do for your menopause symptoms?

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That sounds great! I am hoping it will work for me, too.
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I have a prescription for 0.1 mg of Clonidine daily. I take half of the pill at noon and the other half right before bed at about midnight. No more hot flashes. I take two other meds for my high blood pressure, one in the morning and one at night. I was experiencing high blood pressure in the middle of the day until I started taking the Clonidine at noon. It lasts me longer than two hours, so I'm happy and so is my doctor.

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Was the endocrinologist able to help you? What were their findings? I saw my doctor a couple of days ago and she agreed to prescribe a small dose of Clonidine for me to take daily. She knew all about that study they had done on it; the study was like 30 years ago, and she said the medicine is no longer used for blood pressure because it only lasts about 2 hours and one would have to take multiple pills a day. However, it is still available so she prescribed a very low dose and warned me my BP might go down very low for 2 hours and to be aware. I have to pick up the Rx today, and will start it tomorrow morning. We will see. (fingers crossed).
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These plant-based bio identical pellets were recommended to me. They are implanted under your skin. I've heard two success stories. Has anybody experienced these? https://www.biotemedical.com/

 

Thank you,

Amy

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It may not be menopause.

10+ doctors told me my "hot flashes" were from menopause. Menopause was five years ago, "hot flashes" started two years ago.

It might not be menopause. Doctors assume that a woman with hot flashes/sweating is having menopause symptoms. I insisted that it was not, and finally found a doctor who agreed with me. See a specialist - endrocrinology or hematology. It could be many other things that are hormone related, but not caused by menopause (i.e. adrenal glands, pituitary glands)
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I had the same problems with stress and hot food - 24 hours a day. I suggest seeing an endocrinologist for further testing. It may not be menopause related. Mine was not (despite what 10+ doctors said, and I disputed)
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The hot flashes might not be menopause. I suggest seeing an endocrinologist for further testing. 10+ doctors told me it was menopause related. I insisted it was not, and finally found a doctor who believed me.
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I'll bet she is right about the soy. It didn't work for me, but I haven't had it in my diet all my life. My Mom had absolutely NO menopause issues....no hot flashes, no mood issues, nothing! She had one long period about a month and a half, and that was it, done! Must be nice, huh? Obviously how your Mom went thru it has no similarity to what you may experience! LOL sheesh. lol
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I tried the yam cream to no avail. I have not tried the vitamin E though, so thanks for that! Smiley Happy
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I take 1000mg of vitamin E(natural) and  put wild yam cream on soft area of body. I put on my stomach. I did this every morning for a year. It really worked for me. I didn’t have hot flashes for 10 years .  They started back last year and I started back taking the vitamin E and using the wild yam cream, it works for me, no hot flashes or night  Sweat

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