Perimenopause question--has anyone had good results on Estroven or similar supplements?

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Posted 1/26/2013 by TinaFB in NSBR Board

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Posted: 1/26/2013 12:42:20 PM
I need some helps with the moodiness and night sweats. I'm so tired of waking up soaked and it really interferes with my already spotty sleep. Anyone had any good results with supplements?

My GYN's suggestion was to take birth control pills, but I'd really rather not.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 1:22:35 PM
Hey Tina! I'm sure you'll get a ton of responses with this topic. I had a hysterectomy a year ago and began having hot flashes constantly. My ovaries were left in tact and bloodwork showed that they were still active, so I didn't even begin menopause yet. I immediately decided that if it continued, I'd go for hormones or bioidentical hormones. With the advice from some Peas, I decided to try the black cohosh. I know it's a blood-thinner (I don't have any caffeine in my diet or anything else that could be a blood-thinner), so I took the chance, and it really has helped. I heard that it could only help for a small timeframe, but it's helped me for many months now. Do research and try natural products first. A good website is the Hystersisters one.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 2:46:15 PM
I had a hysterectomy along with ovary removal this spring, and the night sweats were awful... I can't take hormone therapy, so my Dr. recommended Estroven. After taking it for about 1 1/2 weeks, I haven't had a hot flash or night sweat since... I would recommend trying it. (I take the generic store brand, fyi.)

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Posted: 1/26/2013 3:14:42 PM
Hi Tina. I'm very interested in this discussion as well. I just found some opinions on Estroven on this site:


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Posted: 1/26/2013 6:25:54 PM
I use maximum strength Estroven every morning and
Estroven Night before bed.

I also take a flaxseed oil caplet every day.

The hot flashes and night sweats are almost non-existent now.

Having said that, I am currently reading Suzanne Somers' "Sexy Forever" and am seriously considering bio-identical hormones.


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Posted: 1/26/2013 8:53:11 PM
I do, it helps and it helps best when I take it regularly (and at about the same time each day). If I skip it a few times in a row... hot flashes are back.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:41:34 AM
Tried it and discovered that I'm allergic to something in it. Be careful.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:53:08 AM
I've had good luck with a progesterone cream my dr put me on a few years back. It really helped the night sweats, however I think I need more help with my mood swings.

However, I would not start anything until you get some testing done. My estrogen was much higher than my progesterone and I did some research when I found out and some ugly things can happen when you are estrogen dominant. You could benefit from hormone replacement but I seriously think you need to know what direction you need to go.
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