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deuzenitacerqueira Posted 2 years ago
Hi my name is Vitória and I’m Brazilian, I am in troubles with the symptoms to menopause, anybody have good tips for this?


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    • bronwen_dh 10th June 2020 at 8:41 am

      HRT 😉

    • lisa 11th June 2020 at 10:27 am

      Hi Victoria


      I have been through menopause myself and I have worked in the menopause space for the last two years which was a journey started because I was also struggling and looking for relief. What I have learned in my journey is that whether you take HRT or not the foundations of your diet and lifestyle can make a huge difference to your symptoms being improved. I can point you to lots of helpful information which has helped me to remove 99% of my symptoms. Please reach out if I can help at all.

      • jcoxg 2nd July 2020 at 8:53 pm

        Hi Lisa I would be very interested to hear how you removed 99% of your symptoms? I suffer quite badly from mood swings/depression definitely worse since menopause started, I don’t want to take HRT 😊

        • lisa 28th January 2021 at 7:41 pm

          Hi! I researched all of the alternative options and tried a few off the shelf menopause supplements and then stumbled across a lady called Maryon Stewart who is an expert in Natural Menopause and I did her six week prescribed program. I learnt a huge amount and changed my diet and lifestyle and still follow what I learned now. Highly recommend her book or her program x

        • RunningGirl21 26th March 2021 at 8:52 pm

          Hi Lisa, I read your comments and wondered if you felt the 6 week programme worked. I was on HRT but due to a health scare am not allowed back on it and am really struggling with symptoms. Thanks.

    • bronwen_dh 11th June 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Yes natural is always best but didn’t work for me unfortunately. However as the other lady said, dietary changes and exercise are a huge help.

    • capri888 21st July 2020 at 12:08 pm

      I have some recommendations Facebook Groups;

      Maria Wybrow Menopause Coach, Speaker and Author. She is very informative and helpful . Check her out on FB

    • kim.baker99 22nd July 2020 at 8:28 am

      I had breast lumps that were hormonal- and I was very moody. Specialist who checked breasts (eliminated cancer) said to take massive dose evening primrose oil. took 10 a day until periods stopped . unbelievable difference: no lumps, no mood swings and feeling of coping.  HRT made me vicious- daughters made me stop!

      • janetmarris3 22nd July 2020 at 7:31 pm

        Im with you on this 1…primrose oil and starflower (borage) stopped my very heavy periods…after 1 year i stopped taking evening primrose and within a week my period came back.. started straight back on evening primrose and they stopped…too good to not to try Vitoria …best of luck

      • Edward 26th August 2020 at 11:53 pm

        Hi, Breast lumps and fibroids can be alleviated with Lugols iodine in pure water up to 50mgs per day. That resolves to 3 drops of 15% Lugols and also take a quarter teaspoon of sea salt in a glass of water. Also necessary is selenium and this can be taken as 3 Brazil nuts or indeed supplements ….That’s everyday. Very easy to take as it resets the endocrine system and hence hormones. Hope this helps.

    • moonlady 25th July 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Definitely do the Evening Primrose Oil, highest dosage you can find. I also took something called black cohosh, which definitely helped with the hot flushes.

      I tried HRT, but it made my personality change for the worse (according to my husband!) so gave it up after a couple of months.

      Keep hydrated, and always, always, carry spare underwear and sanitary protection. I actually changed to using a Mooncup for the final 2 years of my periods, and would recommend this.

    • Kirsten Quinn 30th July 2020 at 7:41 am

      I had an early menopause brought on by treatment for breast cancer, so no HRT for me. I found limiting spicy food, sugar and removing alcohol from my diet works for me but that may be a personal thing. I also find swimming works for the joint and muscle pain. I changed my skin care too and that helped with the dry skin

    • ginamann13 17th August 2020 at 6:19 pm

      Hi Vitoria

      Some great advice already given.  Of course we are all different and what works for one person will not necessarily give such a good result with someone else.

      I have a 5 Steps to a Better Menopause guide I am happy to share if this would be of interest?

      I had a very difficult time which I now know was exacerbated by my drinking (6 years sober now) and I wish I had been given the tips I am offering you!

      Take care


    • Maria da Silva 10th October 2020 at 4:00 pm



      Eu sou Portuguesa e estou a passar pela menopausa também (desde há 2 anos para cá). Eu confesso que para minha propria surpresa os meus sintomas são moderados. Tive uma fase de hot flushes durante uns tres meses que me impediam de dormir devidamente. No entanto, há cerca de 4 meses deixei de consumir açucar e os sitomas pararam. Não sinto mais nenhum dos sintomas da menopausa. O meu humor é bem melhor do que antes da menopausa assim como a minha vida sexual, e não tive mais enxaquecas. Não sei se isto é só sorte (não me parece, tendo em conta que vivi com depressão por mais de 20 anos e a minha SPM era muito difícil, com enxaquecas etc.). Ora acontece que eu comecei a tomar pregnenolona uns 6 meses antes da menopausa. Não sei se é a pregnenolona que me está a mudar a vida … não posso dizer porque nem me atrevo a deixar de tomar. Sinto me muito contente com os resultados e dou por mim a agradecer a Deus pela benção da menopausa… por mais estranho que pareça. Se quiser conversar eu ficarei muito feliz por falar em Portugues.

    • FoundAbound 18th October 2020 at 10:34 am

      Hi Vitória,

      I found that wearing 100% cotton reduced hot flushes, especially at night. Reducing my caffeine intake also helped a lot. Good luck 👍

    • Helen H 24th December 2020 at 6:05 pm

      I found a combination of homeopathy and acupuncture worked wonders for me. Could be worth considering complementary therapies?

    • jackieLS 27th December 2020 at 1:05 pm

      I used Chinese remedies, natural herbs and acupuncture, it was great and better than HRT. HRT only pauses the menopause and when you stop taking it you have to go through everything then. Try herbal remedies, they do work.
      I have to say I not think some hot sweats or nights every go away.

    • Anonymous User (no longer active) 27th December 2020 at 3:17 pm

      Use rose geranium essential oil in a diffuer.

    • Fifiup 27th December 2020 at 11:41 pm

      Tried black cohosh and several other natural remedies- didn’t touch it! Now on hrt, flushes gone, sleeping amazing and feel much more myself rather than the angry psycho I was turning into! I really didn’t want to take it as I generally don’t take medication unless necessary but it really has helped.

    • cazbah 28th December 2020 at 1:02 am

      when i get my flushes i like to drink ice cold milk even put ice in it …cools me down lovely…or stick my feet in the freezer…lol…

    • Deleted User 29th December 2020 at 10:42 am

      Acupuncture worked for me, along with good quality vitamin and mineral supplements x

    • JuneEg 29th December 2020 at 11:54 am

      Sage which you can buy from Boots is very good for hot sweats. Also I would recommend Australian Flower Essence called Woman. This is available on line or from Neils Yard either in store or on line. Good luck with trying alternatives to HRT which I believe should be the last resort. Best wishes

    • Sherrielea 7th January 2021 at 9:50 pm

      Hi I’m a year in & i take 2 sage tablets a day for hot flushes, this is the only symptom I have & the tablets work. I choose not to take HRT
      Try them

    • Hea 11th January 2021 at 12:17 pm

      Primrose oil 1000mg is very good as I see another has also recommended, it is natural and balances your hormones

    • Deleted User 12th January 2021 at 12:14 pm

      i found only hrt helped, not a cure but big improvement. If you arent seeing an improvement ask for something stronger.
      This link to Menopause Matters gives a list of hrt brands, their strength and cost. If you are on a weaker treatment ask about the others. I have taken Elleste Duo and Kliofem.

      • loislane 29th January 2021 at 1:16 am

        I’ve taken both, Gaven me severe pain under my arms, kliofem caused me to bleed for two months, I can’t get a scan, my pharmacist advised me to come off then after three years, and I feel better, but the hot nights are back, can’t sleep etc

    • EnglishgirlinWales 29th January 2021 at 12:22 am

      I found Nettle tea helpful, cutting out sugar, alcohol and processed foods really helped to. For night sweats I used a Chillo, I bought mine off amazon, it’s a thin pillow that you can have either on top or underneath your pillow. It’s COLD and a great relief, I also had a remote controlled fan at the end of the bed which I could switch on and off without getting out of bed. I hope you find some relief.

    • loislane 29th January 2021 at 1:14 am

      See or ring your doctor is a good start

    • Betty Ponder 31st January 2021 at 8:17 am

      I had HRT for 9 years in my 50s. Definitely helped with hot flushes but unsure about other things as have had a hysteroscopy recently for benign tumor. I now have an umbilical hernial! However, not bothering me at all yet and other than that in good health and well into my eighties!!!

    • Andie 31st January 2021 at 4:08 pm

      I took Menoforce 1 a day by Vogel ( great for hot flushes) started consuming more soya daily( I believe this helps enormously) and took Solgar rhodiola rosesa daily ( good for balancing your mood) and I can honestly say….I sailed through menopause with no problem! I have owned health stores for some years, so I learned a lot!
      Hope this helps.

    • Jeanius 26th March 2021 at 8:33 pm

      Menopause is a bit like being on a rollercoaster of emotions x I started going through it at 48, I’m 61 now 🤦‍♀️ I miss who I was! It’s a time of angst, insecurities, anxiety and just feeling so bloomin rotten x I’ve tried magnets and supplements, nothing really works x I just have to reprogram my brain every day, go get through x x

      • loislane 26th March 2021 at 9:13 pm

        I understand it, I can’t sleep, vivid dreams, headaches, dizziness, poor memory, hot sweats day and night, doesn’t stop.

    • Toni Samantha 26th March 2021 at 9:41 pm

      Try the ketogenic diet it really helped me x

    • Lovetohelp 15th April 2021 at 10:22 pm

      Hi, been going through menopause, hot flushes, mood swings, aching body, couldn’t sleep, exhausted, forgetfulness etc. Couple of years ago cut out refined sugar, don’t drink anyway. In the last year, healthier lifestyle, eating healthy, walking, yoga, pilates, other work outs, taking primrose oil, B comp, vit D, etc and its definitely helped, made a huge difference in those symptoms. Everyone’s different I guess, so finding what’s right for you.