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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Re: [AlternativeAnswers] perimenopause /Re: New Research On Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)


I can really relate to what you said about the emotional side of
perimenopause. Even though I don't particularly like having a period, it is
a reminder every month that I am a woman, that I am feminine, that "I still
have youth" etc. etc. I still have a period at age 47, but I know that when
it goes away, I will have feelings of loss. I never read about women
feeling that way. So when you mentioned those feelings, I was surprised and
thought, "Yes. Me, too. I feel that way, too!"

I don't know if I've ever intro'd myself, but my name is Erin- I'm 47 and
live in Ohio. Right now I am taking Evening Primrose oil (which really does
help with breast tenderness), Vitex, and Dong Quai.

On Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 10:22 AM, jmr1290 <jomarex@earthlink.net> wrote:

> Could be that it would help your anxiety about perimenopause to use
> different *words*. Like the word "attack" below...
> I am in perimenopause myself, but I don't think of the hot flashes or
> anything as "attacks". It's just a natural thing that's going to happen.
> Maybe you haven't dealt with the *emotional* side of this? It is sometimes
> hard for me to deal with.
> -the end of fertility (even though I truly do not want any more kids)
> -"youth" really is in my past
> -it was a hard shock when a friend used the word "crone", talking about a
> Wiccan kind of little ceremony. I was not ready for that! I'm only 49!
> I don't love it, even though I've always said that I sort of look forward
> to the slower pace of old age. It is a big transition, and it is difficult,
> but it is just TIME. I'm almost crying, just writing this.
> peace to you and me both
> Joy
> --- In AlternativeAnswers@yahoogroups.com<AlternativeAnswers%40yahoogroups.com>,
> "stagebabe2003" <stagebabe2003@...> wrote:
> >
> > Thank you... This article is very timely for me. Perimenopause is taking
> a beating on me and the frequency and increase of symptoms are horrible. The
> hot flashes that I feel have an anxiety quality to them. I am scared to take
> black cohosh because of the anxiety and it might make my heart race more. I
> have increased my vitamin intake and am taking Evening Primrose Oil. I also
> take flower essence when I am having an attack. I am against HRT, but want
> to do something to overcome these feelings. I presently have a Paraguard
> IUD, which I am thinking of having removed as this may be increasing my
> hormone level. I do not eat foods laden with hormones and do my best to
> decrease toxins around me, eat more balanced, etc. Thanks... Blessings, Meo
> >

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