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Posted: 31 Mar 2014, 07:14
Sad I am in menopause and feel horrible I gain weight and have hot flushes but that I think I will be able to control if I just don't have the foggy head feeling and the tired ness and the jelly legs feeling i am like a disabled and I always was VERY ACTIVE but now it is so sad that I am like this if there is anyone that can give me some advice as to what to take for it I will be glad I, I am a little difficult with taking meds unless it is natural but I am desperate and will take anything at the moment I just want to feel better ....

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Posted: 31 Mar 2014, 07:39
Hi. Have you tried any suppliments with black cohosh? That works fo me for night sweats. I was told that omega 3/6 supplements are good for mental clarity. Good luck to you.

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Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 13:57
I use black cohosh on an as needed basis and it works for the hot flashes. By as needed, I mean if I start having 3-4 hot flashes, I take the cohosh for 3-4 days. The effects last for several weeks. For the foggies, I take a multi-vitamin geared for women in my age group and started going to bed about an hour earlier. There is no one size fits all for any health issues but this is what works for me. Good luck and good health.
Taking Baby Steps

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Posted: 13 Jul 2014, 17:08
I have had hot flashes for the last couple of years. 2012 was one long hot flash for me. They have subsided a little but still I get them. I take the black cohosh and it seems to work for me, however, the taste is so bad, I think I die for a couple of seconds. How do you take it? I take the liquid, under my tongue. It really taste bad. I hate the sweating all the time and always feeling hot. Also, I've never had belly fat until menopause.

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Posted: 07 Oct 2014, 09:10
I'm 48 and started having hot flashes all of the sudden a couple of years ago at night about every 5 minutes (or it seemed). I was miserable!!! I struggled for about 3 weeks with that and then I started researching my options. I learned of Black Cohosh and I didn't care if I had to take it 25 times a day I was going to do it! Anyway, I started taking it with breakfast, lunch and dinner and within a week I could finally get some rest. I still take it with breakfast and lunch and if I ever forget or slack off I can tell within a couple of days. To help with the mild depression, lack of motivation, I'm not sure exactly what to call it but I also found out about St. John's Wort. I take them together everyday. It can keep you awake at night so I would suggest taking it with breakfast and lunch only. This combo has helped me tremendously and hopefully my experience with this can help someone else. My Gynecologist was pleased that I found something (OTC) that worked and told me as long as it works there is no reason to prescribe me anything else. I did not want to take hormone therapy because cancer runs on both sides of my family. Both of my parents had it. Now to offset the god awful weight gain that seems to want to torment us, I try to walk at least 3 times a week. Not only does it help with weight gain but it also helps with the brain fogginess. It helps me to clear my head. I hope this information helps someone.

**Black Cohosh & St. John's Wort can be found at Walmart in the vitamin section and are both capsules. No bad tastes.

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Posted: 08 Oct 2014, 17:16
Hi guys, I'm 49 and I have been having issues with menopause and the fog. Retaining water, feet, hands and eyes swelling up, hot flashes (daytime) makes me want to yank off all of my clothes, night sweats (change gowns twice sheets once a night). I am not a pill taker, I have one allergy pill I take daily to stave off airborn allergens, other than that, nothing. I have been on this LCHF diet for 21 days now. All of my water weight is gone, no swelling in my hands, feet or face. No hot flashes during the day, still some night sweats but not sheet changing ones and my mental clarity is awesome....the fog has lifted so much and I read that the mental clarity can get even better if I start including intermittent fasting which I started yesterday. My fatigue is gone, my energy is up 100%. I am sleeping well now where I was tossing and turning and waking up with blood-shot eyes and dark circles. In 21 days of eating Low Carb - High Fat, I feel like I am 10 years younger!
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”–Winston Churchill

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Posted: 12 Oct 2014, 15:35
I've started menopause late, it seems (I'm 61), and only in the past couple of years have had hot flashes, mostly as night sweats. For me, they only last a couple of minutes at a time, and I keep fans handy (one in my purse, one at my desk, one next to the couch, one next to the bed). I don't know if I actually need to take anything for it, but I'll look into the Black Cohash. Thanks for the tip!

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Posted: 13 Oct 2014, 04:56
I also used the black cohosh, (capsules), a soy supplement, and started drinking soy milk.
"The way we eat in America makes us sick, and if we change our diet--simply incrementally-- we will be healthier." Mark Bittman Food Matters


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Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 15:55
I will be 59 in 2 weeks. Menopause is kicking my butt. I have gained 40 pounds, hot flashes every twenty minutes, night sweats to the point that I take my clothes off and put on again about five times a night. Not sleeping well at all. I unfortunately can not have anything soy as I am allergic. I have however lost 12lbs on my way to 140, I just need to keep at this woe. Stop stopping and restarting. Thanks

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Posted: 25 Oct 2017, 18:40
I'm 54 and have had no symptoms related to menopause except lack of a period. Please don't hate me ;o) But I've been using Progesterone cream and taking DHEA and Pregnenolone supplementation. I would recommend a bit of research before starting any hormonal supplementation and a trip to the Doctor to have your levels checked so an appropriate dosage can be prescribed. Most symptoms are an imbalance of hormones.
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Posted: 28 Dec 2017, 21:57
Have you ever had your thyroid levels checked? I was going through something similar, my Doctor placed me on hormone replacements, I was on them for several years and I gained weight big time. To make a long story short we decided that it was best to get off of them due to cancer risks. Anyway the hot flashes started immediately then I would be freezing cold, so back to the Doctor I went, fortunately for me my regular Doctor was on vacation so I saw her partner he had blood drawn and checked my thyroid levels they were all off. He put me on medication and the hot and cold flashes stopped, I now know when I start having hot flashes that my thyroid levels are off so I go and see my Endocrinologist for it. I hope this gives you some insight.

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Posted: 20 May 2019, 20:45
I am so glad that I have just read these posts. I did not realise that my fogginess was due to menopause (along with the other multiple bad things happening at the moment). I honestly just thought I was getting stupid! Nature is a cruel beast.

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Posted: 16 Jun 2019, 19:44
Just buy:
1. Natural Progesterone balancing skin cream (unscented prefered) made by NOW;
2. Wild Yam (capsules)
3. Evening Primrose Oil (softgels)

... and you'll be fine. No more hot flashes or others signs or symptons of menopause!

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