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Herbal Remedies for Post-Hysterectomy Problems?


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After my hysterectomy 6 yrs ago (I'm 55 yrs old now), my doctor put me on HRT since I had very bad night sweats and hot flashes. It was great and I had no problems at all. I now have a new doctor who is adamant that after 6 yrs I have to stop the HRT and try the less potent herbal stuff. Its been a nightmare!

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I haven't had a good nights sleep for 3 months and the hot flashes are driving me crazy! Does anyone know of a good herbal remedy that I can try? The soya extract I've been taking doesn't work. I don't live in the U.S. so specific brands are no good to me, general ingredients are better. I'm going crazy here, why do I have to have such a mean doctor?

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March 25, 20100 found this helpful

I take a liquid calcium, magnesium & vitamin D and mix a tablespoon in a glass of water. Along with that I take two capsules of Valerian Root which I purchase at a vitamin store.

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It knocks me right out and I haven't had any problem with sleeping.

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March 25, 20100 found this helpful

Try searching on welltellme.net. A great group of mostly ladies and mamas on there that are all about the herbal remedies! Betsy

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

If you have a pharmacists who does compounds in your area see if you can have a consultation with them and get them to make you up a compound that is a cream with progesterone in it. It will have to be approved by your doc, but it does help. Regards, Debbie

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Ask for a second opinion from a different doctor unless you can change your doctor if you're not happy with him.
In the UK you could ask your nearest FHSA to recommend one for you. Good luck. Monique :)

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Research the Sweet Potato / Yams creams and pills. Lots of potential help there, Mayo Clinic research has had some great results with it.

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Check local health food stores. Also check into DHEA at the health food store.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you all so much! I've changed doctors twice and they both wont give me back my HRT! but you all have given me so many suggestions. I will try them out one by one till I find something that does work! I really appreciate your help and advice. Thanks again.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Large quantities of Oil of Evening Primrose worked for me. Experiment to determine a dose for you. Sweating now is preferable to cancer later.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

My doctor put me on evening primrose oil years ago for PMS and I still take it (had a hysterectomy 5 years ago) as well as black cohash. I have never taken HRT and I never have night sweats unless I run out and can't get to the store. I hope this helps you!

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Hot flashes & all the rest is estrogen dominance. I think. You probably need to increase the progesterone amount.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Black Cohosh is available in health food stores and some grocery ones. It really works, has almost no side effects.

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I took it for a couple of years, and then didn't need it any more at all.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Those new doctors are not being mean, they are looking out for your best interest, and it's a darn good thing you aren't seeing your old doctor anymore!

Hormone Replacement Therapy Studies have shown 'definite' increases in strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, cardio vascular disease, breast cancer and Alzheimer's Disease because of those synthetic hormones :-(

I am not positive but seems common sense to me, and is most likely, you are still having to deal with those night sweats because the hormones simply delayed them while temporarily relieving them :-( I refused Hormone Replacement Therapy and my night sweats, along with other menopause symptoms, were gone in under two years. I am 56 and my night sweats symptoms started at just about the age you had a hysterectomy.

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Here's what helped me:

For Night Sweats:
Avoid any foods, alcohol, caffeine, exercise, hot liquids or smoking within 3 hours of going to bed. Drop the evening thermostat by about two or three degrees without adding more covers. Wear light bed clothing. If you feel stressed out from daily work or family events, take at least an hour before bedtime for some relaxing activity.

For Daytime Hot Flashes:
Try to avoid strong emotions, caffeine, alcohol, cayenne, synthetic clothing (wear cotton instead), heat. Exercise: walk, swim, dance or bicycle every day for 30 or more minutes but not within 3 hours of bedtime as mentioned above.

I hope I've been helpful.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Foot reflexology will get rid of the menopause problems. Working around the ankles is the general area as well as all the gland areas.

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March 27, 20100 found this helpful

Learning some relaxation therapy might help too. When I 1st started having hot flashes a few years ago, I realized that if I got upset or emotional, they would get worse. I learned that when I felt one coming on, I could take deep relaxing breathes, relax my muscles & they would not be as bad. Of course this doesn't help with night sweats, but taking melatonin helped me sleep better.

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They seemed to ease up a year ago, but 6 months ago were back with a vengeance, at least 3-5 an hour. Routine testing during my physical 2 months ago showed me to be diabetic & getting that under control has ended the hot flashes except maybe a couple of times a day. I just turned 48 & tests show me to be post-menopausal now.I never had to take any hormones.

When I was in my early 20s,I worked with a woman going through menopause. Every time she had a hot flash, the whole place knew about it because she would get so upset & emotional (nearly hysterical). I was horrified that I would have to go through that myself, but by the time I reached that age, I realized that it is just a fact of life & no use getting hysterical over. I don't know if my attitude helped make it so easy or if I was just lucky? My poor mom went through menopause in her late 30s, at 46 she had a serious head/brain injury & had to go through the whole thing again - only it was worse the 2nd time around!

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March 28, 20100 found this helpful

My doctor recommended Black Cohash. Get the box that is a.m. and p.m. It will have a strip of white tablets and a strip of red ones. The red ones are for nighttime. They work great. The red ones have a strong smell but just hold your breath and swallow, they work wonderfully.

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March 29, 20100 found this helpful

Thank you all so much. I knew I could depend on ThriftyFun to help me out! I'm going to try everything you all suggested to me one by one to see which one works the best for me. My daughter is going to pick up some black cohosh capsules from the pharmacy near her office. I've checked about it online and it seems a lot of women found relief with that so I'll start with that and see how it goes.

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March 31, 20100 found this helpful

My mother was put on low dose birth control pills for controlling her sypmtoms. This was many years ago. You might want to ask your Dr. about doing that.

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November 25, 20190 found this helpful

Having a night of adequate sleep is very crucial for the body in various ways. This is the reason why everyone is always advised to ensure that he/she gets the right amount of sleep every night (8-9 hours). Insomnia has been found to have negative effects like bad mood, bad decision-making, poor work performance, and much more.

To deal with the lack of sleep, finding the best medicinal herbs is a great option to explore. Below are some of the top-rated and medicinal herbs that will give you better sleep.

Medicinal Herbs

1. Passion Flower

Do you have sleepless nights due to overwork, nervous exhaustion, and mental worry? In case any of these are the cause of your insomnia, then the passionflower is the ultimate solution for your sleepless nights. It is suitable for both children and adults, hence one of the best you can rely on.

You can choose from about forty different sedative preparations. Besides this, the herb has no side effect on the user irrespective of the dose one uses. For a suitable dose, you are expected to take a cup three times a day or use the tincture, 30-6- drops 3-4 times daily.

2. Chamomile

This is another medicinal herbal remedy that will guarantee you a better sleep. It is perfect for both children and adults. The soothing tea is known to be suitable for restlessness and irritability besides insomnia.

Alternatively, you can opt to use chamomile oil. This is by adding about 5-6 drops in the bathwater, and it will soothe all your overwrought nerves. For the dosage, have 30-40 drops of tincture 3-4 times a day or a cup of tea 2-3 times a day.

3. Hops

This is a major beer flavor component that has been known over the years for its effectiveness when it comes to sleeplessness, restlessness and nervousness are other herbs you need to give a try.

The sedative is used specifically meant for those who experience insomnia due to nerve weakness or worry. For anyone suffering from mild insomnia, you can always use the hops pillows. Take about 30-40 drops of tincture 2-3 times every day or a cup of tea about 2-3 times daily.

4. Kava Kava

Kava is another medicinal herbal remedy that will offer you excellent results for a better nights sleep. You only need a teacup about 2-3 times a day, or for the tincture, you will need about 3-4 droppers full 2-3 time a day and it will guarantee you a great nights sleep.

The herb is a national drink of Fiji, that is known to relax the body, enhances dreaming and communication and imparts a calm feeling. This, therefore, implies that it is suitable for both fatigue and insomnia.

5. Wild Lettuce

Are you looking for the ultimate medicinal herb for your child who suffers from insomnia? The wild lettuce is a perfect herb highly recommended for children because of its calming and safety of use.

It is a mild sedative and nervine that deals with both sleeplessness and restlessness hence used homeopathically for the two. For the dose, you just need about 2-3 drops of tincture 3-4 times a day.

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