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Peri-menopause

The peri-menopause is the transitional phase leading up to the menopause

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    Melissa — 14.05.2018 12:56
    HI I have been diagnosed with under active thyroid and I am currently on Levothyroxine 125 micrograms. I'm am defiantly experiencing the peri-menopause stage. What supplements can I start taking or do I need to consult my GP?

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      Eileen — 15.05.2018 13:37
      Hello Melissa, The doctor can test your hormone levels for you and it is a good idea to let them know. If you already have an under active thyroid, symptoms can often be very similar or overlap . Take a look at The Menopause Support Tablets on this website, as these can help balance the hormones, they are our plant based alternative to HRT. They will be fine with your thyroid medication. https://www.avogel.co.uk/health/menopause/videos/the-symptoms-you-need-to-get-checked/

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    Ida — 26.04.2018 20:40
    I will be 48 yr old in May, I don't sleep well. I have my menstrual period 3 days instead of 5 days. First day and second very heavy and cramps then the third day I am just spotting. I am very tired and sleepy. My breast hurts so much. I get hot only at night but only when I have my menstrual. I also get so moody at times. Also very thirsty at night. And my skin itches at times. Could these symptoms be perimenopause?

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      Eileen — 27.04.2018 10:30
      Hello Ida, Changes in periods can often signify the start of the menopause. You are in the average age range 45-55 years approx. Try to drink plenty of plain water through the day to keep well hydrated and reduce caffeine, high sugar or processed foods from your diet. These can trigger flushes or make symptoms worse. A magnesium supplement can help energy and aid cramps by relaxing muscles, so this would be beneficial. It is best to let the doctor know ask them for a health review, they can test your hormones, low iron, low thyroid and low vit D levels to clarify what is going on for you.

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    Michelle Taylor — 15.03.2018 15:45
    I keep having a heavy feeling in abdomen comes and goes I’ve had ultra sound at it was normal ! Can this be another sighn of peri ? I have an app nxt month as I have a prolapse that causes problems with me emptying my bowels ! Joys of being 50 ! It seems I have something different every other month ! This month is a cramps feeling in lower abdomen dosemt help that I have health anxiety and have gone bk on meds for it been on them 4 weeks now

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      eileen — 16.03.2018 15:14
      Hi Michelle The menopause can cause bloating and general abdominal discomfort, it is always best to get this checked out so glad to hear that you are getting this done. A prolapse is quite common in the menopause, you may find Pilates can help with this, if you find an experienced practitioner they can teach you specific exercises that may help. Magnesium can often help with cramps so you could try 200mg twice a day with food, this is also good for anxiety and stress!

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