View Full Version : Resources on Perimenopause???
07-01-2008, 09:46 AM
I am waiting to see the doc to check out my perimenopause symptoms, and was hoping to get some good resources on perimenopause from you guys. Anything to help get through this time in a more holistic manner would be very helpful. Also, anything on going through it when you're younger -- I just turned 33. Blah!
07-01-2008, 10:15 AM
First of all, I'd say google.
My question is, what's the problem? Many of us have gone through it... it was so easy for me I don't understand why you're seeing a doctor and saying "getting through this time".
I'm just thinking eating raw and living a healthy lifestyle will change whatever is going on and possibly move the time up to a more "acceptable" age.
Expand a bit please? I'm confused!
*sidenote* Only recently have I been hearing the word perimenopause. Is this something new doctors made up for us to think that before meno, during meno and after meno is some kind of illness and we need them to get through them? >>> more confused than ever!
07-01-2008, 10:24 AM
OK, so I've just started (about a month ago) eating raw. I had irregular periods for some time, and have had no period or only a bit of spotting for the last 9 months or so. I have hot flashes, insomnia, an insatiable dryness in my throat, eyes, and nose, irritable, a bit of brain fog, really awful PMS-like symptoms x 100 that come and go.
I want to see the doc to have my hormones checked out just so I know if it could be attributed to that or not. I know eating raw and being healthier overall will help with things, but I am just wondering how to make myself as symptom-free as possible. And, if my symptoms don't sound like perimenopause (the term I found when checking all this out), please tell me! I am open to anything!
07-01-2008, 11:41 AM
Could be thyroid too.
If your thyroid is tested and you are on the pill (not sure if you are), make sure you are on the placebo week at the time or the testing will be flawed.
Raw definitely helps keeps our hormones keep flowing for a longer time. I'm into my 40's now and the latest tests have my hormones at much younger...and my hair is ungreying.:) Don't say blah..33 is young and swanky! Your'e a youngster...and probably too young for perimenopause. ;)
07-01-2008, 10:45 PM
Dr. Lee wrote an excellent book called "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Pre-menopause". I really appreciated all the info in that book. He says that pre-menopause can start in the early 30s.
I have tried many things over the last 6 years - everything helped for a couple of months, then my discomfort would return. I tried a few different herbal supplements and then geranium essential oil at the base of my throat. Finally I took a stem cell enhancer which thankfully has worked for quite a while. I know this has helped because I stopped taking it for awhile and felt so much worse, when I resumed the stem cell enhancer, I felt better.
Now I am pregnant and won't have to worry about it till after the baby is born.
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