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I think I am perimenopausal. I have been tracking my irregular

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I think I am perimenopausal. I have been tracking my irregular periods for a year now, my cycle can be anywhere between 25-45 days, when it used to be 30 days regularly. My blood flow is heavier, I have severe mood swings and fatigue with trouble sleeping. I am in first few days of giving up smoking as I believe this can exaggerate symptoms of perimenopause.
I wanted to see my GP for a blood test to rule out anything more serious, but cannot get an appointment for over 30 days, mid Feb earliest. In the meantime, I wanted to know which supplements to take to alleviate symptoms, but I read online that phyto-estrogens can mess with natural hormone production long term. Should I just take B complex and iron? I have seen 5-htp but don't know if this would help. Is combining supplements an issue? Thanks, Mel.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
Hi Mel. I'm sorry about this problem
I would take B12 1000 mcg daily, vitamin D 2000 IU per day and you can take a low dose iron supplement
that should help you with some of these symptoms until you can see your GP
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** constitutes a low dose of iron please? Also would 5-HTP be helpful?

I would not advise 5 htp. It is not helpful
the OTC iron is 65 mg
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks for your help.

welcome :)
have a great night :)
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