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Combination of Menopace, sage and black cohosh

(8 Posts)
WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Tue 12-Jan-16 14:00:32

After reading so much about perimenopause it seems that the most recommended natural remedies are Menopace, sage and black cohosh.

Does anyone take a combination of the three? Do they help?

PollyPerky Tue 12-Jan-16 15:33:37

TBH there are no 'recommended' alternatives, other than by the companies who make the products, and then anecdotal evidence from women who think they have helped.

I don't know how much research you have done yourself but it's worth googling all of these for the research that has been done (not Menopace as it's a brand) and looking at the results.

If I were you, I'd pick one symptom that was really bad and then look at all the research on herbs etc for it.

simbobs Tue 12-Jan-16 15:40:08

I definitely wouldn't take all three. I tried each in turn, then forgot to take my Black Cohosh on hols over xmas; felt better without it. I wanted something for hot flushes. I think it may be better to just ride the crest of the wave. It wouldn't do any harm to talk to a herbalist if you really want to use something, but as Polly says it is better to focus on just one symptom. There is no point in taking anything prophylactically, though.

PollyPerky Tue 12-Jan-16 16:08:49

It's worth taking some time to read some articles such as those on google scholar before shelling out on products. This one covers a lot of herbal treatments and trials- scroll down to the bottom of the page for the info.

Unless you have medical reasons not to use hormonal treatment, then natural HRT is the only proven way of improving symptoms and the risks are minimal if your quality of life is suffering.

WhereBeThatBlackbirdTo Tue 12-Jan-16 16:25:20

Thankyou so much.

I'll have a good look at all those recommendations

Badders123 Thu 14-Jan-16 13:59:31

I have found that menopace plus have helped me and vit d

lizziejayne66 Sun 03-Sep-17 16:16:18

im taking menopace and black cocosh as my synptoms are severe cant say ive noticed any improvement i cant take hrt as i have hbp and lupus

PollyPerky Sun 03-Sep-17 17:06:55

lizzie High blood pressure is not a reason to avoid HRT. If you've been told this, that's wrong. If you assume it (and think it's like the Pill) that's wrong too. Dose is small compared to pill and it's all natural hormones not synthetic. TBH HRT makes no difference to BP at all (my consultant says) but your BP should be treated too, with drugs and / or diet and exercise.
Lupus is not relevant- nowhere on the contraindicated list.

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