During my years working at Merck Sharpe and Dohme Pharmaceuticals, in the field of Microbial Pharmacology, I realized the value of knowing how medicine is formulated vs. homeopathic treatments. We sometimes take the opportunity to choose between the two for the variety of health issues we face on a daily basis. The fact that we have a choice as to the type of products available should be based on research that is extensively available via the Internet and libraries. I believe that women should not be passive in accepting medical and/or homeopathic remedies without taking advantage of the vast amount of information available to them in learning about their bodies and the symptoms leading to menopause. Working in a research laboratory motivated me to always seek answers and compare what works for me vs. what works for others. I inspire to encourage all women to take that stand and to be practical about the solutions that are accessible to them.
It is so easy to take advice from friends and family, however, what is successful for some may not be beneficial for you. It is a process of experimentation, assessment and trial. There is an answer out there just for you, and I hope you find it based on your body and what you are personally experiencing. Talk with your Doctor and talk with people who seem to be managing this phase of life successfully. Read, Listen and Learn. This is not the end of the road, but the beginning of a new adventure that can be travelled with ease, dignity and even hilarity. Yes… you will at times have to laugh at your own self as you engage in what may be outrageous behavior. But through it all ENJOY!