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And a caution for everyone to take note of: black cohosh is an herb used in many menopause formulations. There is strong evidence that use of the this powerful herb can lead to liver damage.
No coasting in running and no crying in baseball
FWIW, my similar symptoms have stopped after starting on basically, low-dose birth-control pills in the estrogen-progesterone formula. The patch delivers a better dosage, but it doesn't stick well after an hour of swimming and at $27 per patch, I didn't like seeing them come off before their week of use was done. So, as a triathlete, I'm stuck taking the pills.
The part I don't like is having to pay $56 per month, while the gents can get their equivalent product for $10-grrrrrrrrrrrr :-(
DFL > DNF > DNS
In re the sleep issue. Seems so simple I guess, but not until you read it, but I read melatonin is the one hormone that depletes as both men and women age and it recommended .05 mgs 1/2 hr to 1 hr before bedtime. It also recommended that the bottles that have uber doses, you know 5, 10 mgs weren't to be gone near. I couldn't find anything lower than 1 mg. I have to say since taking 1 mg. I have been sleeping much better (still indulging in my dinner cocktail ;) I still will wake up to pee or will wake up occasionally but will fall back asleep easily. It's SO MUCH better than that crazy OTC sleep stuff that was really benadryl in disguise and wouldn't kick in till I had only 4 hours left till waking for work and would be a zombie most of the day.
I cannot believe how much sleep makes a difference in one's outlook, how much more optimistic I am about having energy again. It's only been about 10 days but egads, a week of a good night's sleep and here I am signing up for a marathon, LOL.
I just never knew, or grossly underestimated how seriously detrimental lack of sleep is to one's mental well-being.