Hi there, I have never done this before but am really struggling. I'm not ever sure if this is the right place to ask? Here goes... I have had Breast Cancer 3 times with the last time I had a Double Mastectomy in 2011. This Cancer was Oestrogen Positive. because of this I can't take HRT. I am now going through Menopause and struggling with severe sweats, chills and just not coping at all. My Doctor has tried all kinds of medication and nothing helped. I am now trying Acupuncture but still not having much luck. I guess I was wondering if anybody out there has gone through the same thing and they found something that helped them that I might try.
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hi Kobiegirl. Hope your feeling ok. I had side effects on HRT and my doctor put me on an old style antidepresent that he said might help. Its called efexor-xr sr capsules 75 mg. It has helped me a lot, I still get hot flushes but they aren't as bad now and don't really bother me to much any more and he thinks I still get them a little due to having fibromyalgia as this can cause milder hot flushes. I have heard there are many natural products to help menopause also. Good luck and I hope this help you.
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hi Kobiegirl. Hope your feeling ok. I had side effects on HRT and my doctor put me on an old style antidepresent that he said might help. Its called efexor-xr sr capsules 75 mg. It has helped me a lot, I still get hot flushes but they aren't as bad now and don't really bother me to much any more and he thinks I still get them a little due to having fibromyalgia as this can cause milder hot flushes. I have heard there are many natural products to help menopause also. Good luck and I hope this help you.
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hi Kobigirl I went into menopause after having both ovaries removed as they were a little suspicious and refused hormone type replacements due to the risks f breast cancer. My mother had it any years ago and after already going through esophageal cancer I did not want to increase my risks through HRT or they did suggest on going on the pill and having periods again, which I certainly didnt want. I did a little research around supplements and evening primrose oil is supposed to help and also st John's Wort or simply B12 supplements. That is what I take now and seems to work. Hope this helps. Kas
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