The Doctor Is In
The Doctor Is In!
Each month, Dr. Mary Jane Minkin answers menopause-related questions from our Facebook community. Those answers can be found here.
As a board-certified OB/GYN, professor at Yale and an accomplished author, Dr Minkin has extensive background in women’s health issues and has recommended Remifemin® for many years. Each month, she answers menopause-related questions submitted by women on the Remifemin Facebook page. Join the conversation on Facebook, and find her answers here.

November 2013 Q&A

Lisa wants to know: When can I expect to feel normal again and maybe even get a decent night's sleep? Kristine wants to know if there are any NATURAL REMEDIES that she could try for all of the many symptoms she is experiencing? And Edie wants to know: What can I do about the lack of sleep and 24/7 hot flashes?

Marlene has not found anything to increase her ability to only sleep 3-4 hours a night. She is looking for sleep answers.

Melinda asks: I am on methadone for a 25 year addiction to painkillers. I am in the rehab program. I HAD migraines since age 5. I'm now 52. Once puberty hit the migraines increased to 3 to 5 a week. My head ALWAYS hurt. Then I discovered pain pills which quickly led to a nasty addiction...excuse me HOT FLASH!!! Gotta remove some clothing....NOW!!! Whew! Methadone has saved my life in stopping my migraines! I cannot explain the feeling of relief to have my brain pain free!! It's like being released from prison after being locked up for years for a crime I didn't commit. This only works for about 50% of people suffering from migraines. I was one of the lucky ones. Methadone is a powerful drug and highly addictive. It does make me sleepy IF I am lacking sleep and with menopause I am definitely sleep deprived...Excuse me again...cold now that hot flash is over...need my annoying. Ok now,my doctor, a leading addiction specialist and caring man will not let me take black cohosh with methadone because of the sleepiness. I've been experiencing hot flashes for 5 years now along with the other typical menopause symptoms.
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