EVERY woman has a different experience of menopause. Most of the women experience certain symptoms. Some hardly notice any change while others experience moderate hot flushes and depression. A few have more intense symptoms.
The common menopausal symptoms are: hot flushes, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, loss of libido (sexual desire), headaches, backaches, fuzzy thinking, vaginal dryness, mood swings and irritability.
Although there are many homeopathic remedies to consider, Sepia tops them all with distinct indications that are so commonly associated with menopause. For women requiring Sepia, a change in the temperament requires a special mention. From being calm and gentle before menopause, she becomes very irritable and is not able to show affection towards family members. The feeling of sadness, with no desire to meet friends and no interest in daily activities, makes her feel worse.
She feels easily tired. Flushes of heat (sensation of heat) in various parts of the body, which may be also associated with excessive perspiration, are common. She has an aversion to sex, and may experience a dragging or bearing down sensation in the uterus, feeling as if she has to cross her legs to hold it in. Menstrual flooding is possible, as is scant and irregular bleeding. Hot flushes and sweating are usual.
Backaches are often part of the symptom pattern. Sepia can work wonders. Sepia 200 c, two doses every week for a period of one month, makes this transition through menopause a comfortable one and brings back the vivacious woman in her.
his feature ( authored by Dr. Vikas Sharma ) was earlier published in The Tribune(North India?s largest circulated daily newspaper). Dr. Vikas Sharma is regular Homeopathic columnist for The Tribune.You can mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org