View Full Version : menopause . . . getting prepared
10-04-2012, 07:14 PM
I'm still only 41 but I have been getting hot flushes (but not night sweats yet). I know if I go to my doctor he will be able to tell me if I am approaching this milestone but he will probably want me to at least start thinking about hrt which I would rather avoid. Any tips from those in the know?
10-04-2012, 08:07 PM
I went through surgical menopause before I was even perimenopausal, so the sudden night sweats were pretty intense. I chose not to do hrt because I thought the risks outweighed the benefits, but that's "me". As for the night sweats and flushing, that went away completely when I went 100% raw.
10-04-2012, 08:15 PM
I am going to be 100% raw again and hope that helps a lot. Thank you for posting :)
10-04-2012, 10:15 PM
I'm not all raw by any means but stopping grains has reduced the flushes( and they were only glows really not too bad) to almost nothing. Those were the only issues I have had ( at 55) and I feel like I have breezed through menopause. But you know most of my adult life I was sure that it was going to be easy for me. Not sure where that came from but...power of positive thinking??:) Its not awful for everyone!
10-04-2012, 10:30 PM
Relatively easy for me! Had some flushes, usually in the evening and sometimes at night. Nothing I couldn't handle. A good-to-great food program and movement seems to cover it!
10-04-2012, 10:55 PM
Snoops is absolutely right! The only reason mine were so intense was because I had no time to transition - I went from normal estrogen levels to none post-op.
10-05-2012, 12:27 AM
Common sense says it shouldn't be difficult. Common sense says it's just another process that has been medicalised. I certainly don't intend to find it difficult :) thanks everyone.
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