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Fatigue and menopause

Is the menopause causing you to feel exhausted?


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  • Lesley 's photo avatar
    Lesley — 16.07.2018 17:48
    Hi im 48 feeling tired bones sore im very active but reason iv got to rest more and do getting panic attacks for the smallest thing ,i dont feel depressed but just annoyed that i cant do as much as before without feeling iv had 10 rounds in the ring.please some advice. Many thanks


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      Eileen — 17.07.2018 10:11
      Hi Lesley Panic attacks are very common in the menopause and most women experience them at some point. This is usually caused by dipping oestrogen levels, which affect your nervous system making you more vulnerable and sensitive to stress, which in turn can then trigger a panic attack. You may find taking Menopause Support helpful, this is used to help gently raise and balance oestrogen levels. It does take a few weeks to show benefit, so you could also add in some valerian. Acupuncture can often be really effective for this so it's worth looking into as well. Daily relaxation is very important too. Try to get 30 minutes me-time every day - studies have found that this can reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic very quickly. Also, low iron levels, low thyroid function and low vitamin D levels can often appear at this stage of your life, and all can cause very similar symptoms; so it is best to ask your doctor to test for these just to rule them out. Do remember that this is just a phase in the menopause and most women find that their energy levels return and you can feel as good if not better than before!


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    jackie — 09.07.2018 08:47
    does this feeling of no energy pass ?


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      Eileen — 10.07.2018 09:16
      Hi Jackie Most women do find that their energy levels increase at some point. However, this can depend on diet, lifestyle and stress so it is important to look after yourself well at all times. If the fatigue continues or gets worse then it is important to seek medical advice in case it is not related to the menopause.


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    Margaret — 11.06.2018 20:26
    I would welcome any tips for crashing fatigue I am on 2mg hrt and still have fatigue and migraines, could I still take A.Vogel products if I'm on hrt,thanks I'm 42,


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      Eileen — 12.06.2018 10:29
      Hi Margaret It is best to get this checked out by your doctor first to see if any other health issues, such as low thyroid function, low iron or low vitamin D, are involved. Yes, you can take the Menopause Support alongside HRT.


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