Is there any natural supplements I can take along with these two medications? Like Icool(for menopausal hot flashes and excessive sweating... because I take xarelto(a blood thinner (I have had blood clots) I can't take any kinds of hormones...
Hi, i am going to quote a website with lots of ideas...
"(registered pharmacist Steven G. Ottariano says that) certain vitamins and minerals can provide particular benefits to menopausal women. These include Vitamin E (400 to 800 IU daily) to help reduce hot flashes and night sweats; Calcium (1500 mg daily)--the best type of calcium is not calcium carbonate which may not be fully absorbed, but microcrystalline calcium hydroxyapatite calcium (MCHC) or calcium citrate; Magnesium (500 mg to 750 mg daily) is essential to help with the absorption of calcium; Vitamin C (1,000 mg to 2,000 mg daily) helps absorption of Vitamin E and decreases capillary fragility.
(Also recommended by Pharmacist Ottariano is) Black Cohosh (20 mg to 60 mg, 3 times daily) *This one i would recommend personally!* which is a phytoestrogen that helps many women manage menopause symptoms. There are a number of Black Cohosh products on the market for menopause including Remifemin. However it's important to note (as I have learned through my personal experience) that women with surgical menopause may not find phytoestrogens as helpful as those who experience natural menopause. Other herbs recommended as potentially beneficial by Ottariano include Dong Quai (500 mg to 1000 mg, 2 or 3 times daily), Evening Primrose Oil (500 mg 3 or 4 times daily), Ginseng (100 mg to 500 mg, 3 times daily), and Vitex Agnus Castus (175 mg daily)".
Don't start any of these supplements without first checking that they are safe to take with the medications you are already prescribed. Either ask your doctor or pharmacist, or use the Interactions checker at the top of the page on this site. I hope you find something that can ease you troubling symptoms!
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