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Sleeping and memory problems

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orangeplum Sun 26-Jun-16 20:11:57

I constantly feel exhausted. I manage to fall asleep but I can wake up at any time from about 4.30 and struggle to get back to sleep. By the time it's time to get up I feel exhausted! I am also very forgetful which causes me problems at work and home. I used to have a great memory.

By way of background I had a hysterectomy then a dvt after my im really sorry high either came from my recovery or the HRT I took before my operation. I don't really think I can now take it. I still have my ovaries.

Does anyone have any suggestions for anything to help. I am B12 deficient and get injections every 3 months.


FrameyMcFrame Thu 30-Jun-16 23:17:21

I get the insomnia. I'm not allowed to take Hrt due to blood pressure at the moment.
What I have used to try and help with sleeping...

Magnisium tablets
Lavendar oil to inhale
Milky drink
Natural progestrone cream (not sure I'm allowed this but bought it off the internet)
Menopace night
Breathing exercises
Exercise during the day

Can't really say if anything is helping, I think I'm improving then I just start waking up all night again,
night after night... then things improve again. Then it goes wrong again and I'm so tired I start to loose my mind, memory ertc.
It's horrible. Hope you feel better soon.

AlpacaLypse Thu 30-Jun-16 23:26:12

flowers I wake up about four hours after bedtime, no matter what time that was, grrr...

I have a pen and paper by the bed for scribbling down anything I suddenly think of that might need to be dealt with in the morning.

Some of my wee small hours thoughts have turned out to be utterly daft. I would love to know what 'Bump gratch Fractious yum' was... Sounds like it might have been fun! However 'Ring x and get last month's hours for billing purposes' was entirely intelligible. Just rather boring smile

FrameyMcFrame Thu 30-Jun-16 23:33:22

Intriguing Alpacalypse...

By the way, I didn't find menopace night to be any better than menopace original but it's quite a lot more expensive... Possibly worth mentioning.
I did find menopace original took the edge off my panic feelings and palpitations at night thiugh

HormonalHeap Fri 01-Jul-16 21:47:52

For what it's worth I'm on hrt and still up at 4 so don't think you're missing out..

newname99 Sun 03-Jul-16 20:23:55

Insomnia and memory loss and exhaustion here! I've had Mirena coil for heavy bleeding and HRT..Something seems to have helped as insomnia not as bad, although it happens as a pmt symptom.Its generally 2-3 days so not as severe as before.

I have tried all types of supplements and nothing seemed to work.Its utterly exhausting and exasperating.

weebarra Sun 03-Jul-16 20:31:24

I can't have HRT as I've had breast cancer ( although my menopause clinic have suggested anti depressants re the hot flushes). I was awake at 4.30, wondering what Prince Edward's TV production company was called. I do not care now!

TroysMammy Mon 04-Jul-16 21:06:55

weebarra was it the Really Useful Company? I don't care either but my head is full of shat facts smile

orangeplum Tue 05-Jul-16 21:51:14

Thanks all. At least the next time I wake up in the night I will know I am not alone!
Have just bought menopace so will see if that helps.
Take care everyone.

BIWI Tue 05-Jul-16 21:54:03

What's your diet like?

Cutting carbs down massively improved my menopausal symptoms. I sleep far, far better as well (i.e. I manage to get beyond 4.30am!) if I haven't drunk any alcohol.

FrameyMcFrame Sat 09-Jul-16 01:07:08

BIWI, that's interesting. I lost a stone and a half on low carbing and my sleep symptoms started when I went back to eating carbs... I think a lot of perimenopause is blood sugar related. Can't seem to get back to the low carbing now, need to restart it.

Anjelika Thu 14-Jul-16 10:21:06

Hi. I take Melatonin tablets which I buy online. They have helped a lot with the early waking and not being able to get back to sleep. I take either 3mg or 5mg. I still wake in the night (to go to the loo) but find I can get back to sleep afterwards. Might be worth a try? They are under £10 for 50 of the 3mg tablets.

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