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


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  • Elizabeth E. Tindell's photo avatar
    Elizabeth E. Tindell — 26.06.2018 21:15
    I am having a lot of problem with memory with the rest that is going on with my body. Can you recommend something natural without having to take anything to help.


    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 28.06.2018 10:48
      Hi Elizabeth I have posted a video blog on memory so please do take a look.


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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.


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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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