Menopause Remedies

Posted by Deirdre (Ireland) on 02/16/2014

I've been reading about the benefits of turmeric and honey taken in glass of warm water for joint pain and inflammation, however I wonder would turmeric be too heating in menopause and worse heat symptoms? I don't have sweats or hot flushes but throat gets very dry at night and also internal dryness. I had tried a joint supplement that seemed to add heat and when I checked the ingredients it contained tumeric and cayenne but whether that was the cause or not I'm not sure. I'd be very grateful for any feedback!

Posted by Earlygirl (California, Usa) on 12/14/2013
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I started taking DIM with calcium d-gluconate for menopause symptoms/hormone issues, specifically breast pain. I have been on it for about a month and the breast pain has almost completely gone away. I am hoping that the DIM will work to balance my hormones and help me lose the unexplained weight that I've gained over the last few years (estrogen dominance?) Time will tell.

Internal Shaking Symptoms
Posted by Elsa (Hawaii) on 09/20/2013

I have low levels of estrogen and progesterone. They told me I was in the peak of menopause. During this time I have been dealing with internal shaking, sometimes a dull headache behind my right eye, nausea. It is like a moter idleling, or a cell phone was dropped inside your body, a cat purring inside of you, I can go on and on about how it feels. I started BHRT, and that lessoned the sensation, then it came on again. I tried another HRT, with only 1 of the 3 estrogens needed for my body that I was low in. They also found cysts in my overies and a fibroid mass inside my uterus. My question is has anyone found something to help with the with internal shaking, is it due to the menopause? Are they (Doctors) noticing more and more women are having this particular symptom, and looking into it? any answers would be welcomed.

Internal Shaking Symptoms
Posted by Nano Writer (Hotspot, Texas) on 09/21/2013

Don't know about the shaking, but for cysts and fibroids, try iodine supplementation with Lugol's solution or Iodoral. BEST OF LUCK!

Internal Shaking Symptoms
Posted by Lj (Tacoma, Wa) on 11/15/2013

Hi Elsa, Regarding the internal shaking - I get this on and off, and a few years ago I had it really bad, but what helped me the most was progesterone cream. I didn't need estrogen, that seemed to make it worse. I just started using 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of progesterone cream on my inside wrists, and the shaking disappeared. I felt calmer, so much better.

Rhubarb Root, Blackstrap Molasses, Vitamin E
Posted by Faith (Portland) on 09/12/2013
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Hot flashes stopped when my ND gave me a supplement containing extract of rhubarb root, it works fast, but pricey. I'm also taking organic unsulphered blackstrap molasses, 1 tablespoon twice daily, and one high quality (no soy) Vitamin E 400 IU's and a multiple vitamin. No hot flashes anymore.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Anonymous (La, Ca) on 06/29/2013
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Menopause may cause hair loss, tiredness, bloating, dry skin, skin changes , anxiety, mood changes, hot flashes, sweating, night heat, I think it just an overall feeling of being uncomforable... the next symptom is something that surprised me inner shaking and trembling feeling is from low estrogen!

Two ND's and my chinese medicine doctor told me NO soy products, because it is not processed correctly in our country unless you located old style genuine organic tofu maker. Vitamin E (not soy based) magnesuim citrate and vitamins B and D I think for the skin the best product is taking 2 tablespoons flax seed oil a day for week then back dow to 1 tablespoon a day and buy the best quality primrose oil helps 1 tablespoon molasses daily relieves hot flashes!

Black Cohosh
Posted by Grace (Bellevue) on 05/31/2017

I did both, stopped all sugar, gluten and took black cohosh twice a day at first and I no longer felt warm. I never really had hot flashes, just felt warmer than usual which felt uncomfortable to me. I now prefer the indoor temperature to be 67-68.

Black Cohosh
Posted by Heather (Nj) on 05/22/2021
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Worked Temporarily

Yes, this worked within 4 days but the only issue for me was I only 4 weeks of relief from this supplement & went right back to the hot flashes. I haven't found any miracle vitamins to help more than a few weeks out to 2 months relief.. I can not go on hormone replacement because the cancer risk is way too high for me.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Charlotte (Charlotte, Nc) on 02/10/2013
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Is there anything else I can do for night sweats, I'm menopausal, I'm taking ACV, MACA, Vitamin E, Omaga3, Soy Isoflavones, I was on meds from my doctor and it worked some what, but I wanted to go all natural, Is there any this else I can use, I have been doing these things for well over a month now and nothing is working, I also do extra cold pressed virgin coconut oil each day, I have also tried other vitamins like calcium with vitamin D, please Help Love Charlotte.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Neukoln (Edinburgh, Scotland, Uk) on 02/10/2013

Charlotte, please try chromium. I am not menopausal, but I did suffer for many years from Bulimia. When you recover from Bulimia (ie stop the bingeing and purging) your body takes a long while to readjust. And during this period your blood sugar goes up and down. One of the symptoms is night sweats, from low blood sugar. Literally the day I started taking the chromium the night sweats stopped. I've never had them since. I also thought that it was hormonal, and I was taking all sorts of things for my female hormones. They did not help. I take it in liquid form. But 200mcg three times a day should be fine. Make sure you take one dose at bedtime. Chromium picolinate should be fine as it's yeast-free.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Tashimoto (Vancouver, B.C. Canada) on 02/11/2013

Hi Charlotte, Sage Tea is an old time herbal remedy for night sweats. In a mug, pour boiled water over a teaspoon of the herb, let sit for 10-15 min. And drink. Good luck!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Caitlin (Austin, Tx) on 03/02/2013

My mom took (still does) 200 I.U. of Vitamin E daily and her night sweats and menapausal symptoms went away after about a week. You might also check your blood glucose. I have found that when I eat in excess of 100 carbs a day, my menapausal symptoms go crazy. You know, like feeling hot and flushed one minute thin cold or fine the next minute. When this happens during the hot Tx summers, Oh Boy! So I stick with the Vitamin E and keeping my carbs down. Works!

General Feedback
Posted by Zilverb (Seabrook, Tx, United States) on 05/07/2012 16 posts

There is a strong possibility that post menopausal hot flashes and such symptoms are due to adrenal fatigue or a low thyroid or both. The big problem is getting a doctor to help you with it unless we are clever and doctor yourself.

Premature Menopause
Posted by Brenda (Washington, Dc) on 06/11/2011

Hi, Ted. I have a few questions.

I have had a chronic dull pain in my lower right side of my abdomen and during the past year have no periods. During that time of the month, my lower right side hurts but no menstruation. I am only 39. I have had a million tests, scans, etc. They found a very small fibroid and a small cyst on my right ovary. My FSH and other levels show that I have premature menopause. The Dr. wants me to take birthcontrol or hormone replacement therapy. Over the course of the year, I have also had extreme bloating, flatuence, strange stool, etc. It almost sounds like a gastro and gyno issue. Help!

Premature Menopause
Posted by Debbie (Melbourne, Australia) on 06/13/2011

Brenda, it sounds like you make have candida or something similar or maybe you are lactose intolerant.

As for your FSH, mine was 15. I started to drink wheatgrass juice a couple of times a week and took wheatgrass powder capsules as well (up to 7 per day). My FSH went down each month for 3 successive months. The last blood test I had my FSH was 3.67 and my libido had returned with a vengence and the dryness I had experienced had also vanished.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Melinda (Tucson, Arizona) on 10/29/2010

Hello everyone,
I am 38, I have posted on the site before, and it is a blessing. Here is some news I wanted to share, in hopes of helping others. I started feeling like I was having early menopause symptoms, because my monthly periods were all out of wack, I felt like I was going crazy on some sort of emotional roller coaster, I was moody, and had other early unpleasant menopause symptoms. Anyway, after some research I went to Wal-Mart and bought a bottle of Spring Valley brand Fish, Flaxseed, Borage Oil, Omega 3, 6, 9(that's exactly what the bottles states on the front too). I also bought a bottle of Natrol brand Menopause Formula(purple bottle with female symbol)This has a large array of ingredients such as calcium, magnesium, soy extract, red raspberry extract, and 11 other herbs. I take the first one(fish oil, etc. ) 2 pills a day when I wake up, and the second one at night before I go to bed(also 2 pills). I have not been taking them quite a week, and have already started feeling better. My mood has improved, I feel ALOT less emotional, and cranky, and I was even able able to stop taking my ant-depressant Zoloft! Also, I was feeling hungry all the time, and so I bought some slim fast as a between meal boost, and have been drinking two a day of those, at the very least I figured the vitamins in it would help, but I have been feeling less hungry. At night, before I go to bed, I also drink alot of water, it helps make me feel fuller, and may possibly be helping me sleep better.

Posted by Birdy (Ankeny, Iowa, Usa) on 04/06/2010
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soy after menopause HIGHLY recommended

I use 100 mgs of soy isoflavanes daily since menopause and my skin looks better than before menopause. Not perfect, but softer, more refined, less dry, less wrinkled. I take 1 50mg twice a day. And the hot flashes that I also originally took it for are reduced by 80 to 90%.

Posted by John (New York, Ny) on 06/15/2012

My wife takes Isoflavones, and she says the results are miraculous. My brother-in-law, who has some background in biology and chemistry, says the isoflavones mimic hormones.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Elaine (Cleveland, Georgia) on 10/05/2009
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I am a 49 yr old female going through menopause, and just stopped smoking. I currently have been using bill monroes hydrogen peroxide 3% inhaling about 7 puffs 5 or 6 x's a day and I take 1/4 baking soda, 2 tabls of acv, about a teaspoon of honey with 8 oz of water 3x`s a day. I also take soy protein with milk (one scoop that comes with the soy protein with 8 oz of milk per day) then I drink glucosamine condrotant for arthritis. My mood swings are terrible!! my poor husband is on the receiving end, I also drink coffee and diet cokes..there has to be a happy balance somewhere but I just dont know where...a nybody have any answers? I am so turned off with Dr's they are just pill pushers in my opionion so I am trying to get through this naturally..thanks.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jo (Hemet, Ca) on 03/25/2009
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A few weeks ago my body simply gave out. The all over pain was excrutiating. I was laid off months ago and lost my insurance coverage and to be honest I cannot think of a time where the medical community has actually HELPED me. After a few days I finally braved sitting upright so I could research what my problem was online. I have been a big fan of Earth Clinic for a few years now, so it was the first place I went.

Current history:

47 year old female
hypothyroidism-taking .175 mg Levothyroxine daily
fairly good health-slightly overweight
Healthy eating


Brain fog
Body aches
Severe nausea
Memory loss
fluctuating temperature-high fever/chills-extreme coldness in extremities
ear infections
Night sweats-extreme
Heart palpitations

From this site I was able to determine:

1. Menopause had set in and the extreme hormonal imbalance had basically knocked out all benefits of my thyroid other was NOT working.

2. The extreme body aches were actually my system shutting down due to the menopause and hypothyroidism shutting down my organs one by one.

So....I bought a multi-vitamin, Natural vitamin E 400IU (d, no L), epsom salt, evening primrose oil, baking soda and ACV. (had to go with what they sold-did not have the energy to go anywhere else)

Now I have 2 lemon trees, so I picked a bunch of lemons when I got home. I started by upping my Levoythyroxine to about .200 mg. (Many of the symptoms were reminiscent of those times when I was unable to secure a prescription and went without this med) First thing I did was the oil pulling-used olive oil. Then I used the Lemon juice and baking soda cure. 2 Tbls Lemon juice with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Took it on an empty stomach right after my thyroid meds. Next...ate breakfast-oatmeal-couldn't stomach anything else. Later in the afternoon- ACV and baking soda-same measurements. Lunch-then vitamins. I even drank the epsom salts dissolved in about 4 oz of water-that was nasty. Could not stomach anything for dinner and went to bed about 11:30 pm.

I awoke the next morning about 8am without being drowned in sweat. I got up...and was able to sit upright without having to cry from the pain. I managed to get myself up, and followed the same regimen as the day before. It took roughly 3 days, but I was able to actually move around in a somewhat normal manner with virtually no pain, tinnitus on only one side of my head, memory coming back, brain fog gone and energy on the upswing.

Residual symptoms-nausea (vomiting), vertigo, ear infections...ears plugged.

After about 2 weeks-I still was unable to overcome these symptoms. Back to Earth Clinic. Eventually, what I thought was an UTI was actually now what I believe kidney stones. The pain was located on my left side, just under my rib cage and burned down to my groin area (left side only). A burning unlike anything I ever experienced. In too much pain to get on the computer at 3am...I drank some cranberry juice along with 2 aspirin and tried to get back to sleep. My Earth Clinic research the next day alerted me to the Lemon juice/olive oil cure. 2oz Lemon juice and 2 oz olive oil. That worked almost immediately. I had originally scoffed at the posters saying that they could actually feel the stone stupid was I? I felt it almost immediately. Really strange.

The kidney stones were obviously the source of the nausea-as that was yesterday that I did the cure and I am fine today. I slept like a baby, by the way.

I have come to the conclusion that the ear infection-which is constant and plugging up my ears, also causing the tinnitus, is actually a sinus infection. I tried inhaling the steam from ACV this morning, which seemed to alleviate some of the pressure. I believe it is actually the oil pulling that is causing the mucus to come up....but still have this awful block of something in my head. It is affecting my eyesight...seeing stars type of thing, giving me a head ache, and still blocking my ears. I have put Hydrogen Peroxide in my ears and have had some success...

All in all...After breaking down my symptoms and curing them one by one with the wonderful community here on Earth Clinic...I think I have had GREAT success. I was even able to go outside today and pull weeds! I can't thank Earth Clinic posters enough for the difference your input has made in my life. Seriously, from near death to on my way to recouping the energy that I have always been so proud of....Thank you all!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Rebecca (Sydney, Australia) on 01/31/2009
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I stopped menstruating 2 years ago (I'm 47; my mother stopped at 46), and was pretty sure that I had gone through menopause. However, six months ago I started taking blackstrap molasses, and one month began bleeding. I stopped the molasses and the menstruation stopped too (it was very light). Now I have begun the molasses, the menstruation - very irregularly has begun again. I'm a bit worried why this is happening and whether it is normal. Anyone's informed feedback would be appreciated. Thanks.

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Jennifer (Maryland) on 07/13/2016

You have to use unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses. That's the one they doesn't cause you to bleed more.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Akhdar (Larkspur, Ca) on 08/11/2018

May be the high iron content....

Wild Yam
Posted by Maggie (Pittsburgh, PA) on 10/23/2008
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I have found wild yam is an excellent cure for hot flashes/night sweats..Try it!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Oil Pulling, Coconut Oil
Posted by Jill (Huntsville, AL) on 04/15/2018

Hi Catlin, So this post is from 2008, do you have an update? Have your eyebrows filled in yet? I would hope so after 10 yrs.... Do you still use the ACV? I use it sporadically, but need to take it consistently to see results. Great testimony! Thank you.

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Tammy (Pleasant Grove, Utah) on 06/07/2008
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I have been having the hot flashes from Menopause the last year. I had been taking estroven or similar products, but found that Lugol's Iodine was more helpful and cheaper.

EC: Read more about Iodine Cures here.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 383 posts

I feel so happy you were helped.

This remedy using vitamin E was actually thought up when my mother had menopause about 25 years ago (the suffering was quite severe!), after observing that vitamin E helps protects against glandular inflammation from vitamin E's antioxidant effects, I recommended my mother to try the innocuous vitamin E.

Hence if glandular functions are protected, menopause, which is actually a deficiency of progesterone, should begin to produce in an acceptable range without the need for HRT - hormone replacement therapy. Current practices are flawed since doctors prescribe estrogen, not progesterone to treat menopause.

The problem if anyone ever bother to take a peak at the medical diagnosis (doctor do a lot, but they don't seem to see the pattern), it is always the progesterone that is lowered whenever menopause sets in. Other menopause is greatly helped with reduction of sugar, sweets, but some update here is necessary. I now have to add white bread, white flour and starchy foods to the list. Avoiding hydrocarbons, kerosine, canned foods (high in estrogenic Bisphenol-A), aspartame, formaldehyde, and others. These newer list are the exact causes of glandular inflammation, which leads to hormonal imbalance.

As an addition Vegetables oils should not be used in cooking where high temperatures is used, the cause a lot of problems in disrupting some hormonal functions by creation of some free radicals as fatty acids in excess. Hence higher boiling temperatures of cooking oils are a lot safer and less toxic, such as plain old lard, coconut oil or maybe just butter. I like to use coconut oil. Menopause and other strange symptoms just goes away whenever vegetable oils are not used in high temperature cooking and are substituted with high boiling temperature cooking oils.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Tricia (Tucson, Az) on 08/05/2010
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Thanks Ted, I started taking 240 iu's of Vit E oil (liquid) and 400 mg's of Magnesium Citrate. I'm not sure if I'm even in perimenopause let alone menopause, no hot flashes, but just didnt feel right. It really has helped! I feel better, and sleep all through the night. Now I've suffered with Chronic fatigue in the passed and still suffering in the sense that now when I try to get off gluten for 3 months, I feel so lethargic & full of malaise that I started eating it again. If I over exercise, I'm in bed for 4 days. I need to lose 65 pounds and am at a loss as to what to do.

Any suggestions?
Thanks! Tricia