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


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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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    Angela — 02.01.2018 20:57
    I'm looking forward to starting the trial as I'm always in pain.


  • Carol Green's photo avatar
    Carol Green — 06.11.2017 00:27
    I was 47 years old in May. Since then I have had erratic periods, occasional hot flushes, I cry over the slightest little thing. I've noticed an outbreak of spots on my face and chest and I was diagnosed with positional vertigo at the end of August. Could these be perimenopausal symptoms?


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      eileen — 06.11.2017 14:18
      Hi Carol Yes, these are all possible peri-menopause symptoms, usually caused by falling oestrogen. You may find a magnesium supplement 200mg and a vitamin B Complex 50mg can help to ease the low mood and plain water is so good for the skin so remember to drink loads over and above your other drinks. The herb Ginkgo Biloba is known to ease vertigo so worth trying for a month or so to see if it will help.


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