Linda* was 47 when she came to see me. She was approaching the menopause (peri-menopausal), depressed, experiencing memory loss, panic attacks and hot flushes. She also experienced insomnia and restless legs.
Linda had moved to the UK from SA with her husband and children. She found the lifestyle here in the UK very different. She missed her friends and told me that she’d had a difficult relationship with her mother. She said she was struggling at work especially as she kept forgetting things and said she didn’t feel she was as sharp as she used to be and she felt “old”.
She was getting hot flushes 2-3 times a day but none during the night but she was unable to sleep due to anxiety and her restless leg syndrome. She was bloated and had constipation. She had daily headaches and had become extremely sensitive to noise.
She told me that she felt she was no longer in control and it was causing her to have panic attacks. Anxiety and panic attacks are common for women approaching or going through the menopause.
I spent some time on Linda’s case to find the best remedy that fitted her symptoms. As a homeopath I have over 3000 remedies that I can choose from. I prescribed Carc 200.
Linda returned for her follow up appointment 5 weeks later. She told me that her headaches had gone. She’d had no panic attacks and her work had become more manageable and she felt her memory had improved. She’d only had one really bad hot flush and that was when she was on the tube and it had stopped in between stations and she began to panic and she felt like she was going to die. Her restless leg syndrome was only happening very occasionally and as a result she was getting more sleep.
Linda continued to see me for a few more months and all her peri-menopausal symptoms improved as did her overall mood and wellbeing. She was much happier, she was enjoying life far more and her husband had also noticed a huge change. She said she hadn’t known what all the fuss was about. She gave the remedies 10 out of 10.
The menopause can be a troubling time for women especially with all the changes that are going on internally with our bodies but it really doesn’t have to be this way.
Homeopathy supports women approaching or going through the menopause this is because it helps on all levels without the need to take synthetic hormones such as HRT which cause disruption to our endocrine system.
If you are peri-menopausal or are worried about the menopause please feel free to contact me as I offer a free 15 minute chat where you can talk to me and I can let you know how I might be able to help you with your symptoms using homeopathy.
*Names have been changed for confidentiality reasons.