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Night sweats and other menopause symptoms

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  • Posted By: Tina12345
  • April 18, 2008
  • 06:15 PM

I have terrible night sweats and seem to going through early menopause. I'm only 48. I've had relief from night sweats by using wicking pajamas, but still have other symptoms that are driving me crazy...anxiety, tired, depression. Could it be thyroid issues rather than menopause? Let me know if any one has had this problem.

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  • Hi Tina,My menopause symptoms started when I was 38, so it is very possible for you. Your symptoms could be either. Are your periods heavier, less frequent, of longer duration, etc.? My symptoms at 38 were very heavy periods (flooding), hot flashes, night sweats, clotting, painful, 21 day cycles , 14 day durations, depression, anxiety and fatigue. After 4 years my periods started skipping months at a time. Then after about 5 years, my periods stopped completely. That was 12 years ago. I went to a doctor of oriental medicine and she prescribed black cohosh for me. It is now available by the same name, Remifemin, at drug stores over the counter. I used it for 5 years without any problems and it helped me tremendously. I didn't have any symptoms after that 5 year period of time. Yahoo!!!
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