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Old 12-30-2005, 11:56 AM   #1
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Question Vitamins for a "Menopausal Ms."

Hi Everyone!

Any gals transitioning through the "Big M" who can suggest a good multivitamin? I've scoured past threads in other topics here, but wasn't able to grasp any solid suggestion.

I've made an appt with the doc (it's been 5 years!) for a physical and will look into getting help for the hot flashes.

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:06 PM   #2
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If I remember correctly there is info on that one in the "Body for life for women" book. If you don't know the book I recommend it hugely because it hase specialised info on the different phases in a womans life, and one of them is perimenopause. The book is by MD Pam Peek.

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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If you are over 50, be ready for a big battery of testing.
As for the vitamin, I'm sure your doctor will suggest one....
I just went thru the physical (after 50) and it's good to know where you stand healthwise......I found the testing made me alittle anxious.....
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:07 PM   #4
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I take Vitamin Shoppe's Once Daily, and some additional calcium in the morning and evening. Your body can only process about 300 mg of calcium at once, so you need to take it twice a day. I take a bunch of other supps, too, but those are the basics.

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I've made the transition and what I take is a "senior" multi-vitamin (has no iron for one thing) plus calcium 2x a day, which gives me about 1200 mg, and I rely on my food to give me the rest to make at least 1500 mg/day. Your doctor may have some other suggestions, and there are certainly lots of other vitamins/supplements out there. I took premarin for the hot flashes (I've had a hysterectomy so didn't need the progesterin that's in Prempro), and have found that the new lower dose does the trick.

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