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By HERWriter Guide September 7, 2010 - 11:49am

Hi Members and Readers!

EmpowHER is all about your needs, your wants and your opinions.

What would you like to see from this Group? More news topics? More articles? More chat from others with this condition?

As we start to grow our Groups - your input is much appreciated and valued. Tell us what you'd like from your Menopause Group!

Post your ideas and suggestions below - we look forward to this Group growing stronger!


By March 21, 2011 - 4:09am

I'd love to find out any natural ways of working through menopause. I'm currently using acupunture, which helps even out my moods. Shiatsu is nice too, and feels great. I also found that during a euphoric mood time I don't want to eat or sleep much - I'm too hyped up. So I've been systematically fasting during that time, or at least eating vegetarian. What other things have the members been trying and how are they working?

March 21, 2011 - 4:09am
By HERWriter Guide October 28, 2010 - 10:24am

Hi Bellows-

I think Pat has helped your here : http://www.empowher.com/community/ask/question-about-amberen-and-breast-cancer-risk-0 - she is a breast cancer survivor and is a wealth of information.

Thank you for joining this Group!


October 28, 2010 - 10:24am
By October 27, 2010 - 6:45pm

Hi Sue!

I just posed a question about Amberen, which I started taking on the 27th of September. I'd HAD IT after 4 years of relentless hot flashes and night sweats. I'd tried the dreaded effexor (pristiq), accupuncture (somewhat helpful, but really expensive), cohosh, flax, evening primrose oil, something called Wisdom Menopause formula (actually, this stuff did help a bit). This amberen stuff seems to be really doing the trick after one month, but I'm concerned about the estradiol levels rising after the month of using it. I just got tested at my gynecologist's after I experienced slight spotting for a day after one month on the amberen, and it was up to 56, which my MD says is perimenopausal. I'd hadn't had a period in over a year. My sister is dying of 4th stage estrogen receptive breast cancer as I write this. There's no hormones in amberen, but it does stimulate the body's natural production of estradiol. Consequently, I'm scared s ---tless, but I don't want to stop taking it and suffer the stupid sweats again! It's a 3 month course of taking the pills and then you're off for 3 months.

Hope I'm not doing something bad here. My MD told me he didn't see anything wrong with it, but did recommend that I stop for a month and have my blood tested again to see what happens with the estradiol levels.

October 27, 2010 - 6:45pm
By HERWriter Guide October 5, 2010 - 10:35am

Thanks Bellows
I'm happy to point you in the right direction.

You can look into managing menopausal symptoms here:

And all about that menopausal belly fat here: http://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/how-get-rid-menopause-belly-fat

For natural methods, check this out: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/menopausal-symptoms-other-osteoporosis#P2

Bellows, what are you doing now, for your symptoms?

October 5, 2010 - 10:35am
By September 17, 2010 - 6:54pm

I'd like to know what women are using to manage the symptoms of menopause. I've tried numerous homeopathic, natural remedies for hot flashes and night sweats, with variable results. I'm also curious as to how to lose weight after menopause. Just what can I expect to have to do differently.

September 17, 2010 - 6:54pm

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We're a group devoted to the education and support of something that will happen naturally to all of us at some stage: menopause. No longer called things like "the change" in quiet female-only groups; menopause is a normal stage of life that signals one part of life leaving, and a potentially fantastic one marching in! Some of us will need help, support and advice during this time, and some of us have lots of it to give. Light-hearted or troubled, we can swap experiences and stories, post questions and worries - all within a compassionate community that offers professional resources. Any woman, from 18 to 80, can benefit from membership! Let the fun and friendships begin...


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