Hello, a friend of mine, who is well into menopause recently told me about citicholine for short term memory issues and stroke recovery. I am having short memory issues in the past month and wonder if my estrogen levels have dropped recently (I am peri-m). Does anyone has experience with this supplement and can you please provide feedback (how much you take a day, etc)? I just ordered it online and will report back in a few weeks. Thank you!
Since I wrote about my terrible reaction to coconut oil (the skin on my neck got cracked and soooo dry) I am not going near coconut oil. I have had many other symptoms for which I am not blaming coconut oil, but I am sure the oil did exacerbate my particular situation. Things like internal shaking, anxiety and all kinds of aches and pains. Things like feeling I'm on caffeine when it's time for bed and I am certainly exhausted.
After so many trials and doctors I now know that these are all premenopausal symptoms, which in other words mean that hormonal balance is changing in my body and doing all kinds of numbers on me (emotionally too of course). If coconut oil stimulates the thyroid that definitely explains the strong adverse reaction to it.
During menopause some women's thyroid becomes under active and for others it might become overactive (Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism) so it very much depends on your specific constitution.
What am I doing to relieve these symptoms? The answer is not simple.
I am trying very carefully monitor the effects of different foods and to find the right balance of exercise and the right supplements like magnesium, zinc, E and others which are known to be helpful.
I am trying to de -stress my day as much as I can.
Meditate and teach myself to take it easy and let go. (as a mother of two young kids that is a feat in its own right.)
Anyway, I am only writing all this to suggest to many women who might be going through all kinds of weird things to take into consideration that the onset of menopause might be the cause of many a strange sensations and emotions. Hope this helps.
Hot Springs, Ar, Usa
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
I am in my late 40's and had experienced dizziness twice already. I don't know if this is influenced by my premenupausal syndrome or i am just a diffecient of some hormones and vitamins and lack of sleep. I want to know what are the natural foods to eat to maintain my health. I don't want to depend so much on drugs.
San Diego, CA
I had to write after reading the above post of our 'highly primitive long process of dying'. Not primitive at all. Human women are unique in the animal (and mammal) kingdom. We live for many years after our reproductive years which is to our (and humanity's)great advantage. Menopause means going into our crone years... Seemingly undervalued by today's society... Misguided as it is. Because this is our time women! Estrogen drops by 75%, progesterone drops by 99% but testosterone by only 50%. That means we have more testosterone (ratio wise) than ever before. I'm going to quote Leonard Shlain here... 'with these radical hormone changes that control personality come dramatic shifts on a woman's psyche. Indecision is replaced by clearheaded assertiveness and when we are freed from our child-rearing responsibilies and re-enter the world on our own terms we can exert a wider influence on the welfare of the society. ' As Margaret Mead once said "There is no greater power in the world than the zest of a postmenopausal woman."
So let's embrace this time in our lives as the beautiful second prime that it is. Yes those symptoms need to be resolved but looking at menopause in a more empowering way can also help. We relinquish our power of fertility but become so much more with our wisdom, surefootedness and commitment to action.
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Waco, Tx Usa
I am 54 years old & still menstruating, however, the last couple of months I have begun to have sweaty armpits.... No hotflashes, no night sweats... I figure this the onset of menopause. It is most embarrasing though. Is there a solution? Or a way to control this issue... I know it is the natural process, but I can't wear anything with sleeves nowadays> HELP!!!
Heavy bleeding, peri menopause, endometriosis
To my fellow ladies, I have used and love this site as it can be very isolating to deal with heavy and painful bleeding plus a myriad of other connected issues. I have suffered with this since aged 13. Now 45. Endometriosis, infertility and now menopause/perimenopause. A few changes have really helped me.
A tonic every morning made with half a glass of warm water, half tbs raw organic apple cider vinegar, 1tbs organic black strap molasses and drink up. It keeps everything under control. The heavy and painful bleeding, night sweats and it gives me an increase in energy.
During the day I will have a cup of tea made with lemon, ginger and a quarter teaspoon of turmeric to help with inflammation and detox. I have also started taking plant based organic vitamins. They are not cheap - about 29.00 for a 30 day supply but feel good.
Lastly, I am on an Ayurvedic diet which is specifically tuned to my body chemistry. You can find a free profile questionnaire online. I have also started meditating. These are massive changes to balance my crazy city hard work lifestyle but throughout my whole journey I have come to understand that we all need to look closely at our lifestyles, stress levels and especially what we put in and on our bodies. Sites like this one are so crucial for us all because here we can share, learn and have a real chance at healing ourselves. I hope every person here, reading or sharing their pain will feel better. Xx