I take Black Cohosh sometimes. I don't know if I should take it everyday, only when I feel hormonally unbalanced, or what? I'm open to other natural items.
Not to gross people out too much, but the hormonal rollercoaster ride includes hormones dropping so fast I get mentally confused and somedays I have periods so fast and furious I need to change disposable pads every hour. And talk about cranky! Today, I was wondering about quitting my job. I love my job. I'm just hormonal. I keep a spare change of pjs next to the bed for hot flashes and sweating. I'm lucky, I only get them at night. Sometimes I feel perfectly fine. Sometimes, I'm depressed, ranty, sick to my stomach, no energy, cranky, and no memory whatsoever. Last year I quit smoking and I have cut way back on caffiene. Those were the 2 things keeping me energized. Now I'm a zombie.
Still I refuse artificial hormones becasue I had many problems with BCPs giving me morning sickness, and I don't think enough research has been done to prove they are safe or effective.