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Depression and menopause

The menopause can trigger depression in some women


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    Amanda Dady — 19.02.2018 17:41
    I’m feeling so tearful I can’t sleep at night I’m fatigued, moody please help


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      Eileen — 21.02.2018 13:30
      Hello Amanda, First of all, ask the doctor to test for low thyroid, low Vit D or low iron, as these are health issues that sometimes need addressed. I hope this page has provided some useful information for you too. You could start off with the Menopause support tablets along with an additional, magnesium supplement to aid mood and sleep. Magnesium can also help energy levels. In the meantime, record diet and lifestyle factors on a daily basis, in case this is triggering symptoms or making symptoms much worse.


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      Amanda — 21.02.2018 19:10
      Thank u for ur reply I have a gp appointment tomorrow and will try the tablets and magnesium as well as keeping a diary I will let u know the out come of my visit to the drs thanks again x


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    Louise — 12.01.2018 06:26
    Severe night sweats can't sleep feel like I'm going mad


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      eileen — 12.01.2018 14:27
      Hi Louise You may find the sage tablets, 1 taken with your evening meal, can help with the night sweats, this usually works quite quickly.


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      Louise — 12.01.2018 16:45
      I got some black cohosh today is that any good


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 15.01.2018 10:26
      Hi Louise Black Cohosh may help but it is usually used for general menopause symptoms. It can take about 2-4 weeks to start showing benefit so if it doesn't help at all after 4 weeks I wouldn't continue with it.


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    Julie — 03.01.2018 09:17
    I enjoy your blogs Eileen, they make me feel "I'm not alone", Thank you.


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      eileen — 04.01.2018 13:11
      Hi Julie You're welcome, glad to be of help!


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