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Thank you so much for your good advice and precious help. I will read all the information you sent. Funny how it arrived at a good moment for me for I am going through a very difficult period right now.
I have been taking maca root supplements which seemed to help for a couple of months, not as many hot flashes, night sweat and better sleep for a while, but now I am getting Many mood swings, mostly very sad, and sometimes agressive, very low self esteem and major hair loss😞.
I was going to call my Dr for possibly starting HRT for I can\'t live like this, it is unbearable for me. My Dr talked about taking the contaceptive pill the last time I saw him and although I suggested to test my hormones, he said it wasn\'t necessary for apparently we all know what goes on during menopause...So I am thinking about HRT for it seems to work wonders on many women but I am scared of the possible side effects! But between my symptoms that I find difficult to alleviate and the possible side effects, I am starting to think it would be worth the risk...
Finally, I would like to know if you have any suggestions for hairloss ( i am starting to obsess and feel so self conscious about it 😞) and for now I think I will take the time to read all the great information you sent and try to figure other options before starting HRT.
Thank you so much
Happy to hear that you found our information helpful!
Menopause symptoms can be addressed in many ways.
But first, it’s good to know the root cause of why you’re feeling the way you do.
There are tests you can take https://mymenopausejourney.com/menopause-test/ to know If you have thyroid problems or you are lack things in the body such as hormones, vitamins and minerals.
Talk to your doctor about it. Many women also turn to naturopaths and functional doctors for help.
There are plenty of things we can do to feel better. Food and stress are big factors affecting how hormones work.
Our FREE e-book does have tips that I know can help. Get the e-book here: https://mymenopausejourney.com/sign-up/
HRT is an option and recent studies show that taking
It lowers the risk of osteoporosis, dementia and colon cancer as well as menopause problems.
New international guidelines are coming soon saying HRT should be tailored for every woman who wants this treatment. As with all medications there are risks.
Hair loss can be due to many things. Thyroid problems and low testosterone (comes with age) are some examples.
We have an article about hair loss that you can read here: https://mymenopausejourney.com/menopause-and-hair-loss/
Whatever you decide, you should not feel the way you do.
I am glad you are taking actions to feel better.
All the best!
I\'m going through menopause really bad. My night sweats are terrible. But I need to know what can I use to bath with because my sweats makes me have a funny smell. Suggestion please
Thanks for sharing your concerns with us.
Body odor does come hand in hand with over sweating. I personally add Epsom salt to my bath water and add drops of clary sage, chamomile and peppermint for their cooling effects.
We have a body odor article with plenty of tips and tricks, you can read it here: https://mymenopausejourney.com/body-odor-in-menopause/. We are also releasing a body odor e-book soon, with lots of solutions, you can subscribe here to get updates: https://mymenopausejourney.com/sign-up/.
Dr. Berg has a video about how to ease hot flashes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6BukNCtJiU. He recommends using Black Cohosh and his estrogen balance (https://mymenopausejourney.com/Berg_estrogenbalance) and adrenal fatigue relief products.(https://mymenopausejourney.com/Berg_adrenalfatigue)
It’s also good to visit your doctor, so he/she can help you out with possible solutions.
Try the essential oils, hope they soothe you!
Hello. I am in menopause. I am 52 and wish I would have lost this weight before I started menopause. Oh well, that is the past. Now my 325 pound husband\'s doctor has put him on the Belly Wheat diet, and I\'m just not sure I can do it, but it will be even harder to eat two different ways as you can imagine. I\'m also not thrilled that I can\'t have milk. I changed from almond milk to milk for the calcium. I also take a multi- vitamin in the morning and a calcium pill at night. I have a protein shake in the early morning, then eat shredded wheat with a cup of milk around 10:00. I try to eat small meals throughout the day. I\'ve seen conflicting news about the diet, like any other diet (I mean way of living) because I realize that is what it takes - and I\'ve been there for the better part of my life. Anyway, do you think a diet where you can\'t have milk is good for a menopausal woman? Thank you, Karen
Glad that you found us and good that you want to lose weight, if you are carrying some extra. Don´t be discouraged because you are in menopause.
Losing weight will help you with a lot of other issues too that might come at the same time.
As you can understand, we can´t comment specifically on your journey, you have to check with your doctor. But I can tell you what I am doing and what I have read and seen on all the research we are doing.
When going into menopause, many can´t handle gluten and dairy that good anymore. Using almond, coconut or cashew milk is a lot better. Calcium can be found in other sources.
Dr. Berg mentioned it in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScXWNQdNBOM.
I stay away from all gluten. I don´t think of it as depriving myself something. Instead, I learn new ways – using for example seeds and cauliflower.
Intermittent fasting has also helped me a lot. I fast between 8pm and 12 am almost every day.
IF is not for those with insulin resistance, so always check with someone qualified first.
My good friend Magdalena has a great program about eating right for hormone balance. We do get a small commission if you decide to participate in any of her programs, but without any cost on you. You can check out her programs here: https://mymenopausejourney.com/balance-your-hormones-with-magdalena-wszelaki/
Or you can sign-up directly for her Cooking for Balance Program.
Can adaptogens help someone with menopausal symptoms and give relief if they\'ve had a total hysterectomy?
Adaptogens can ease menopause symptoms. I personally love using Ashwagandha and Maca.
If you want to know more about adaptogens, we have an article about https://mymenopausejourney.com/category/help-self-help/supplements/adaptogenic-herbs/herbs:
Also, my good friend Magdalena has a wonderful program about how to use everyday herbs and spice to rebalance your hormones which you can register totally for free!
Sign-up and get your free workshop here: https://mymenopausejourney.com/MW_Herbs
As for your question, if adaptogens can give relief for total hysterectomy, you might want to consult your doctor for advice as well.
We found this page about herbs and hysterectomy that you might find helpful: https://thecompleteherbalguide.com/entries/tag/hysterectomy/
If you want more support on hysterectomy this is a good site