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Stress and menopause

Is the menopause causing you to feel stressed?


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    Kathy — 18.10.2017 06:11
    Hi I’m age 49 starting to have some hot sweats not really bad just occasional more so in the day than the night. However, at night I can’t sleep my mind is restless and I’m tossing and turning all the time, my body seems restless, I feel anxious but not sure why and I wake up very tired as not had much sleep at all. Looked at your menopause site unsure what would help me? Having a good restful sleep is my main concern, thanks


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      eileen — 18.10.2017 13:42
      Hello Kathy, Try Dormeasan sleep remedy to aid a natural sleep, 30 drops in a dash of water, 1/2hr before bedtime. Perhaps start a sleep diary to pinpoint any triggers. Avoid eating too late in the evening (or having a rich meal). Caffeine and fizzy drinks should be avoided. These can trigger anxiety or restlessness. Dehydration can be an issue too, so it is important to keep well hydrated. You could also try a magnesium supplement in liquid form to relax the muscles and aid anxiety and sleep. I hope this helps Kathy.


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    shona haley — 24.04.2017 18:32
    Im in the throes of menopause and a bit of underactive thyroid. Im having a real issue trying to lose weight. Its a nightmare and is getting me down. Any advice before i explode?


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      Eileen — 25.04.2017 14:07
      If you have any existing problem such as thyroid issues, this can contribute to the menopause symptoms and vice versa. So do let the doctor know that you have menopausal developments breaking through. In case your thyroid medication needs reviewed. Weight issues are common due to the hormonal shift anyway. The digestive system becomes more sluggish and carb metabolism slows down, so try to drink more plain water to nourish and hydrate the body and I suggest that you eat more protein foods and less carbs, with plenty of fruit and veg. Molkosan can be helpful to kick start your day and reduce bloating if this is bothersome. You can look up GI Diet to help or someone like a Nutritional advisor or therapist can be helpful.


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