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Am I menopausal?

It can be confusing when you start getting menopausal symptoms as there are often other possible explanations for those indications

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Menopause Support can provide support to the body through all stages of the Menopause but is especially useful when broad range of symptoms such as hot flushes, irritability, tiredness, pains and aches, vaginal dryness etc kick in.

  • Made from fermented soya beans
  • Support for all stages of the menopause
  • Also contains magnesium and hibiscus

A herbal dietary supplement containing soy isoflavones, magnesium and hibiscus extract for all stages of the menopause.

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  • Lynn's photo avatar
    Lynn — 23.11.2017 22:17
    Hi, I had the mirena coil fitted 18 years ago, changed every 5 years, I am 48 was diagnosed with PCOS in my 20’s although I had my daughter without any treatment. For the past couple of years I have had extremely painful breasts (one more than the other) I take evening primrose oil capsules but they don’t seem to help, they are very lumpy too (I have had them examined as they were so sore) my periods only last 2-3 days sometimes only 1 day, no hot flushes or night sweats, I get very tired, forgetful, I wake several times through the night , thinning hair and dry skin. Could the Mirena Coil be the reason for my painful breasts, could it be the menopause. Any advice would be appreciated I only have 1 week a month when my breasts are pain free.

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  • Kay's photo avatar
    Kay — 13.11.2017 08:17
    Don't no if I'm menopause or not as still having period plus getting heavier ones But I'm getting low mood swings , dry mouth terrible back paints , watery eyes and forgetting, Extremely tied

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      eileen — 13.11.2017 14:16
      Hi Kay Please can you let me know how old you are, thanks.

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      Kay — 13.11.2017 15:20
      52

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    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 13.11.2017 15:20
      Hi Kay At 52 it is more than likely that your hormones are starting to subtly change and you can experience menopause-symptoms even though you may be having regular periods. However, these could be due to other issues such as low iron, low thyroid function or low vitamin D so it is a good idea to ask your doctor to test for these just to rule them out. In the meantime you may find a magnesium supplement 200mg twice a day can help to ease some of the symptoms and a Sea Buckthorn Oil Capsule is known to help with dry mouth. Remember to drink lots of plain water as dehydration can make all these symptoms worse.

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    Lorraine — 23.10.2017 21:28
    Hi, for the last 15 months my periods have had a mind of there own , anything from 18 days to 29 days any anything in between, I have always been spot on every 28 days, except when pregnant, I'm 51 nearly 52 having sore joints knees elbows and back, I'm not over weight and work on a treadmill for half hour 4 times a week and 2 half hour dog walks a day, I also have no sex drive at all have to sleep with bedroom widows open as always seem hot but I never sweat, my skin is also very dry, my husband wants me to try HRT but I don't want to, do you think this is pre menopause and what suggestion could you please give me, I read your blog every week and look forward to everyone's questions and the answers you give, I love this site and the support it gives woman

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      eileen — 25.10.2017 09:38
      Hi Lorraine This is a classic scenario as you head towards the menopause proper, periods can come and go for quite a while before they stop for good. Your symptoms usually indicate that your oestrogen is getting lower so you may find the Menopause Support helpful. Low oestrogen affects our body's ability to retain water causing general dehydration. This in turn can affect the joints, mood, skin, sleep etc so it is really important to drink lots of plain water over and above your usual drinks. One of the main problems with HRT is that it doesn't stop the menopause, only postpones it and quite a lot of women get their symptoms back once they have to stop taking it! If you can get through this without it, it is better for you in the long run. Joint pain can be made worse with too much exercise so maybe cut down on the treadmill and try gentler exercises such as yoga, swimming etc which will put less pressure on the joints.

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You won’t get the menopause the minute you turn 50! The average starting age is actually between 45 and 55 and it can often depend on a number of factors including hereditary, weight and health, however every single woman will have an individual menopause.

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