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adrenal fatigue vs perimenoause

Posted By: SCMT on 2006-03-01
In Reply to: Perimenopause - Amy

I had adrenal fatigue from excessive blood loss from a miscarriage; the symptoms were entirely different-feeling from menopause/perimenopause. 

I do second the black cohosh, as well as 'dong quai', which is a Chinese women's herb.

I was on HRT, started feeling 'hinky' about being on all those hormones, and just stopped them on my own; titrated the HRT down, and then started with the black cohosh and dong quai.  Completely stopped the hot flashes, and fatigue and 'fuzziness' I was feeling. 

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