Posted 5/18/2013 5:27 PM (GMT -7)
I did not go into menopause early. I just started menopause about 1 1/2 years ago, so I'm 54, so that's about average. I had a tough time for years during perimenopause....lots of night sweats and hot flashes. I tried all the herbal remedies and nothing ever really helped. I do have .25 Xanax---I used it during the night sweats, and I use it now when I'm on prednisone, or having a bad night in Crohn's pain....favorite drug by far to help me sleep. I dreaded actual menopause because I thought the symptoms would get worse, but the opposite happened....all the night sweats are gone...no periods, mood swings, less migraines, etc. So I don't have much to offer, but maybe it will get better with time. I never did hormone replacement, so I can't add help with that either.