Update on morning visit to eye specialist and herbalist.

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Update on morning visit to eye specialist and herbalist.

Postby deb65 » Sat Aug 27, 2005 12:44 pm

Well I went this morning, first for my eye appointment and my left eye is now clear of the abrasions. Also would you believe it the ophthalmologist agreed with me that dry eyes can be a symptom of hormonal changes.

I then went straight to the herbal shop, the lady there was very helpful and she gave me lots of leaflets on herbal remedies i.e. what the different herbs are used for. Also a leaflet on menopause and pre-menopause. We discussed all of the symptoms that I have been having for around the past 18 months and to cut a long story short I came away with two tubs of supplements.
Pure cod liver oil enriched with omega 3 (550mg), for the increasing cracking of bones around my chest area. The other tub contains Calcium, magnesium and Zinc. Apparently calcium works with the magnesium as it helps with the absorption and it should be double the strength of the magnesium. So my dose is magnesium 400mg and the calcium is 800mg. The added zinc helps the immune system, (wow there is a lot to take in).

I am hoping that the combination of these will eventually help alleviate some of the symptoms. The lady in the shop said that I won’t feel the benefit overnight, it may even take a couple of months before I feel any benefit. Anyway today is the first day and I intend to keep a diary of my monthly symptoms from now on. I am feeling quite optimistic instead of depressed and frustrated. I feel like I’m actually doing something instead of just letting the symptoms take over my life.

Debbie :)
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Postby minniepauz » Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:03 pm

Good for you, Debbie...hope you keep feeling better and better! :)
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Dry Eyes Too

Postby Pickles » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:03 pm

Debbie, I was a contact wearer for yrs. and yrs. and then suddenly one day I couldn't wear them any longer. All I did was take them out, clean them, and put them back in only to do it all over again. Moisture drops were only a momentary amount of relief. Finally I read that not only did the vagina "dry up" but also your eyes........how funny! So, I've been in glasses for over 5 yrs. now. I also wanted to tell you that magnesium does funny things.....you sure will sleep well while taking it, but your dreams will really become vivid. Don't be alarmed; it's normal when taking mag. It's good for the body, but can play havoc with your nighttime sleep. Take care. :lol:
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Postby deb65 » Fri Sep 02, 2005 1:39 pm

Thanks Pickles, :D

Now that I am aware of the possibility of vivid dreams, hopefully I shouldn't be too alarmed if they occur.

Thanks and take care

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