how many years?

hun49June 11, 2010

hello to all,

just been reading through the posts and realised just how many women on here have been suffering with all sorts of different symptoms for 5 or more years. Is it just me, or does anyone else think its criminal that we have to put up with this. Hormones make us who we are, without them we wouldn't function and this is a fact, basic biology. So, why do so many of us have to go looking for cures without the help of doctors. I know I'm not the only one on this forum who has gone back and forward to different GPs, only to be told; "its menopause, I can give you HRT", or,"its not hormonal, I can give you anti depressants", and worst of all, "I don't know whats causing that". I live in the UK and I have yet to find a menopause specialist. Does anyone know if such a person exists here? I still believe that if men suffered like this someone would have found a cure and I say this in all seriousness. I have had symptoms of different sorts for the past 9 years. They have steadily got worse in the past 21/2 years. They have impacted on my life and, at times, my relationship with my husband. The uncertainty of not knowing when, or even if, I will feel normal again makes me scared and angry and depressed. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. Be well.

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lostnj

Dear hun49, Boy I hope you get an answer. Wish we lived closer there is strength in numbers. I started meditating again looking to find some peace. I usually start crying during meditation so I guess it helps a little and then I follow-up with a prayer and trust me I'm not that religious, but praying seems to be calming me a little. Still having bouts of panic and anxiety which scares me but head pressure is definitely getting better. I don't know if normal exists or if I will ever have that feeling anymore. Can someone who is thru with this hell tell us if there is light at the end of this fire. Hang in there hun49.

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bigdogmom48

I guess I am lucky. I haven't had the mood swings, just power surges and racing heart. The bad news is they started 12, yes 12, years ago. I have been taking a phytoestrogen for the last 10 years and that has been a big help. The first one I tried, by Solar Ray, cut me down from a hot flash every hour to about 6 a day, and pretty much eliminated the racing heart. Now I take Estraval made by Melaleuca and I only have 1 or 2 hot flashes a day, sometimes none. The only way you can get the Estraval is if you are refered to the company by another customer. If you call the company (info is online)I am sure they can give you the name of someone in your area that can refer you. Melaleuca also has Luminex which is an all herbal mood enhancer. That might help you as well.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2010 at 5:50PM
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