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Take OTC Estroven daily and Benadryl 25-50 mg each night

Posted By: missingCHItown on 2007-06-06
In Reply to: Sleep problems - hillbilly mt

Works like a charm for me - plus the Benadryl helps with my allergies and my migraines. I hit meno early (early 40s) and it sucks! Can't sleep, wicked hot flashes, restless leg, weight gain, yadda yadda... but since i've been on Estroven Plus (actually, Eckerd Drug's generic, called Estroplus) taking it daily for about a month, the symptoms are SOOOOO much better!!

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