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Depression and menopause

The menopause can trigger depression in some women

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  • Louise's photo avatar
    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. https://www.avogel.co.uk/herbal-remedies/sage-tablets-menoforce/index.php

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

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      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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    Mandy — 18.12.2017 07:36
    Hi Eileen. I have been going through the menopause for about three years now. My moods have been up and down. I suffered a six week spell of depression at the beginning of 2015. I now have it again. It has been coming on very gradually the last couple of months, and now I feel it’s peeked. At worst I’m crying and at best I’m sat quietly staring into space. I just can’t shake it off. My doctor has put me on HRT, but she thinks I may be depressed because the challenges I face with my 13 year old autistic son. I disagree. He’s the perfect tonic for me, and he is what I focus on. If I didn’t have him, I think I’d be tipped over the edge. I don’t feel the HRT has made any difference, I’ve been taking it for almost three weeks now. Christmas is one week away and I can’t face putting the tree up! I know that may sound frivolous, but that is how it’s affecting my everyday life. I usually love Christmas but I’m finding it a real struggle this year. I think about lost loved ones all the time and it hurts all the more. I hate this. I feel like I’m in a pitch black room and can’t find the light switch. I know it won’t last forever, and I’ve been very open with people about it. Nevertheless, I just can’t shake it off.

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      eileen — 18.12.2017 15:52
      Hi Mandy This is such a common scenario in the menopause and I am sure a lot of women can relate to much of what you are feeling and experiencing. Falling hormones can affect our emotions very deeply giving rise to feelings of disquiet, despair, feeling lost, not knowing who we are anymore or where we are in the world. Yes, it does pass but I know that this is no consolation when you are in the midst of it all and finding it difficult to move forward. Your HRT can take a little while to kick in so you may need to be a little patient with it. Hopefully, you will start to see some improvement soon. There are, also, other things you can do to help support yourself through this such as acupuncture to help balance the hormones and emotions. I would also suggest magnesium 200mg twice a day to help support the nervous system and you may find Mood Essence can take the edge off you feeling low and this can be taken as often as needed. You could also check out EFT or NLP as these can teach you how to deal with your emotions and make you feel more in control. Just Google for more information and local practitioners. However, if you feel that this is getting worse even with the HRT it is important to go back and let your doctor know. For some women the hormonal flux can be the cause of the depression itself so treating this directly can be of benefit.

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