Sunshine State Sue Posted February 19, 2012 Share Posted February 19, 2012 (edited) I've been suffering through peri-menopause for 3 years now. At a local natural product store, they make an herbal supplement called "Change of Life". They say it is their top seller. Ingredients: Dong Quai, Sarsaprilla, Damiana, False Unicorn, Licorice Root, Echinacea, Cramp Bark, Kelp, Ginger Root, Black Haw, Chaste Berry. Six months ago, I changed my diet, going mostly plant-based. Unfortunately, I am now slightly anemic. (Same thing happened 3 years ago when I tried to cut meat out of my diet though I wasn't eating as healthy as I am today) It is my understanding that anemia won't be so much of a problem once I stop menstruating. I am still having VERY regular periods. I went to visit a nutritionist. One of the things she told me was that her experience was that herbs were a stimulant and once she quit the herbs, her periods stopped. I'm a bit nervous about quitting the herbs. The first year and two of peri-menopause were terrible. Acupuncture helped. These herbs help, I think. I've tried other things that didn't help. I'm not interested in prescription medication. I feel, if not 100% normal, at least sane and stable. But, if the herbal supplement is prolonging the inevitable, I'd just as soon not prolong it. I know no one IRL with any experience. Anybody here happen to have any experience? Or just want to throw your 2c in? I'll make a poll for the heck of it. ETA: I've tried progesterone cream. It's one of the things that didn't help. I'm 51yo, fwiw. Edited February 19, 2012 by Sue in St Pete Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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