How to Survive the Great Progesterone Crash of Perimenopause

perimenopause and stressIn your forties, you may find you don’t cope as well with stress. It happens because losing progesterone during perimenopause can destabilize the HPA (adrenal) axis or stress response system.

This recalibration of the nervous system is why perimenopause is associated with an increased risk of anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

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Body-Identical Hormone Therapy for Perimenopause and Menopause

Body identical or bio-identical hormone therapy is safer.

Bio-identical or body-identical hormone therapy is hormone therapy that uses estradiol and progesterone exactly identical to the body’s own hormones.

It’s a modern type of hormone therapy and quite different from old types of hormone replacement therapy such as Premarin and Provera.

Here’s what you need to know.

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Natural Treatment of Menstrual or Hormonal Migraines

menstrual migrainesMenstrual or hormonal migraines are caused by the drop from high to low estrogen. An underlying problem with mast cell activation and high histamine can also play a role.

Magnesium and natural progesterone are the top two natural treatment for migraine prevention. Other strategies include reducing histamine and maybe avoiding gluten. The pill is not a good solution because it can worsen migraines.

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The Role of Histamine and Mast Cells in PMS and PMDD

histamine and PMDD

Mast cell activation and histamine can play a role in premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). 

That’s why both ovulatory and premenstrual mood symptoms can be relieved by over-the-counter antihistamines as well as natural histamine-reducing strategies such as vitamin B6, SAM-e, and a dairy-free diet. 

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