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Menopause- the wonder of Sepia

353990929_46bae315fb_mEVERY 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

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  1. DR.MD.ABDUL LATIF says:

    very nice information.

  2. Susu Lespier says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,

    I’ve been told about Sepia through a childhood friend who was using it and is starting treatment again due to hormone imbalance as she is in menpoause and so am I! She informed me there is a sequence to taking it and on & off, etc. Here are my symptoms….sweating at night that my sheets are nearly wet, at the least very damp…this leads me to believe as I enter the new day I am already very dehydrated! My skin is dry and I use to have oily skin I also have the hormonal patches of hyperpigmentation associated with menopause changes. I am currently taking an herbal supplement that has these ingrdients combined..
    Vitamin B12, Folic acid, Pueraria Mirifica extract 100:1 ratio, Vitex berry, Beta-sitosterol, red clover flower, lemon balm, black pepper extract 50:1 ratio and Puerarin (a bio marker dose) ? do not know whatthis means. It seems to be helping a little. However, I just started taking the right dosage just this past week.
    I feel lethargic, depresed at times and I also notice my skin is experiencing less tonicity, I work out as I am fitness trainer, eat well no garbage foods, no junk foods, no canned goods or sodas, I also take vitamins to help with energy, a probiotic and enzymes to help digest food even more when I eat any meats.
    I was told to get a blood panel to see where my hormone levels are and do the bio-identicals.
    Can you help me narrow this down? I’m taking a few different things for strength, energy and menopause its confusing and frustrating:(
    Thank you
    S. L.

  3. rehana says:

    Im 49. I had my last periods about one and a half month ago…and i had it after a break of two months.
    My cycle had been irregular since last two years…reduced to 20-22 day cycle.
    I’m experiencing hot flashes , terrible migranes, fatigue, weight gain and an overall depressive mood .
    As my symtoms got worse, I started looking for a homeopathic treatment on the net. After a thorough research, I have picked lacheses mutus 200 and pulsatilla 200 in liquid form. Please guide me about the dosage…Im not sure if i should take only one dose…ten drops in half glass of water or should take three doses in a day.
    please help me out….thanks

  4. Please suggest a remedy for the feeling of imbalance while sitting or walking, which is due to menopause.

  5. Jayne Lemieux says:

    I need help. Hot flashes and mood swings with depression.
    I am 52.

  6. Hello, I am a 55 almost 56 female. My period ended at 52. Overall I feel fine but I am looking for remedy to increase my libido that I lost. Will sepia help? can you recommend a dosage.

  7. Anne Hastings says:

    Is it safe to take Sepia with Tamoxifen? Is there any evidence based research?

  8. Samantha Carson says:

    Dear Dr. Sharma,
    I am 51yrs old and have been experiencing a number of unpleasant menopausal symptoms, but the one that is bothering me the most is an itching sensation everywhere, but skin is clear. Could Sepia help? Have been under some stress lately.
    Many Thanks.

  9. patricia says:

    Hi Dr i have a problem

  10. cheryl beer says:

    Hi dr sharma
    Im a 51yr old menopausal women who has now been menstrual free for two and a half yrs now .
    My symptoms have got progressively worse with hot flashes and sweats night and day with joint pain etc , just wondered what dose of sepia i should try as im desperate
    Many thanks cheryl beer

  11. good morning doctor sir, I am fifty two suffering from irregular bleeding from past one year its not heavy but occurs very frequently . some days no bleeding then suddenly little bleeding .at times I have backache , l have put on some at to .Dr please suggest homeo remedy . I have complete faith in homeopathy

  12. I have Epstein-Barr virus. What can I take for menopausal weight gain?
    Thank you.

  13. Heather says:

    For menopause hot flushes am I safe taking sepia 30c?

  14. Goodmorning

    My Mother has had breast cancer is Sepia safe for her to take.

    Thanking you

  15. Doc hi I am a 11 10 year cancer survivor twice over one breast and the other thyroid , I am not keen in using hormone treatment for menopause . I am experiencing extreme hot flushes daily , can I try out Sepia is it safe to use as a cancer survivor .

    Thanks You

  16. TERESA CLARKE says:


    I am in my forties have two fibroids small and been having heavy menses. I have gained a lot of weight body heavier buttocks and thighs, abdomen and arms. I would like to lose weight, I crave sweet foods mainly and can be bloated at times, weight has been difficult to shift. Any suggestion

  17. kuljeet singh says:

    My wife is 45 years old and last eight month period is not coming and she is gaining weight.
    Pl.advice good medicine .

  18. I have a severe menstrual problem with heavy bleeding with clots. I am 42 years old. Please suggest Homeopathic medicine for me.

  19. Dear Dr Sharma

    I was diagnosed with grade 3 triple positive breast cancer, node negative, in April 2014 I have undergone breast concerving surgery, chemo and radiotherapy. I am currently having Herceptin 3 weekly and Anastrozole daily.

    Fatigue is a huge problem, hot flashes and night sweats add to the problem. I have heard that Sepia may help but am unsure of what dosage to take. I am waiting to be referred to our local Homeopathic Hospital, but as I am in the UK, an NHS referral may take months.

    Would you be able to recommend a dosage?



  20. suprava pradhan says:

    I am 50 yr old woman suffer from excess obesity and tiredness. Please suggest me which medicine is suitable for me.

  21. nea montoya says:

    Hi, Iam 65 years old.I have had horrilbe hot flashes.The sweating on my face and neck are bad. anxiety ,lack of sleep, tired all the time.At my age who would think HELP.

  22. william says:

    how many doses of sepia to cure ovarian cyst

  23. ANJALI KADAM says:

    I am 47 yrs old. I have this blotted feeling in my tummy which is very irritating. Lots of gas too.
    earlier my periods were very punctual but for the last 6 months i get them once in 2+ months.
    please advice.

  24. Good afternoon, i find myself desperate to the point of gaining courage and writing you today. I’ve been looking for a homeopath for quite some time, but unfortunatly i can’t seem to find a reliable one in my zone. I’m in a terrible but apparantly common situation. I am 59 years old ( woman), and i’ve been experiencing absolutly unbearable hot flushes since i was 48 (menopause), my doctor prescribed me hormonal treatment, but after 6 years she told me i had to stop. During those 6 years the hot flushes never really left me, but they were somehow softer. When i stoped taking the medicine though, it all got worse really fast. I feel as if i’m being cooked from the inside, the hot flashes come unexpectedly at any time night or day, i feel the wave forming on my belly area, and then it is released for the rest of my body,specially the upper part, my face and neck become burning red, my skin burns i can’t stand tight clothes specially around my neck, during those episodes i have to take off my shoes and socks, my body gets all sweaty and after it gets realy chilly……… this happens several times a day (day or night), i wake up several times a night, i cannot remember the last time i actually had a good night’s sleep, there are days i get up completly exausted. Closed places make it worse. It can easily become a truly embarrassing situation. CAN YOU PLEASEEEEE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been reading a lot about homeopathic remedies for my case and i came across some substances that seem to fit my case (Amyl Nitosum, Belladonna, Calcarea Carbonica, Lycopodium, Lachesis, Iodium, Sulpher) Could you please advise me on which one is the most appropriate. Thank you so so so so soooooooo much for your time.

    Ps: I have in fact tried Lachesis 200C once every 7 days, I took two doses with no improvements whatsoever, during the time i took the lachesis ( it is today day 3 of the 2sd dose) i have experienced that my rosacea got worse, my face hasn’t been this red ever since i started treating rosacea with topic metronidazol years ago.

    Thank you so so much.

  25. Elisha Gabriell says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,

    I have 63 yrs. life experience. Due to having been a Yoga teacher for 20 years, I’m in good condition except for low thyroid (life long) and prolapsing uterus with 1/2″ protrusion, which comes and goes throughout the day.

    My diet is 100% pure and natural. I cook many Indian dishes at home because of the wonderful healing spices.

    I noticed my uterus dropping at the onset of menopause. I still ovulate every month, and have been missing menstrual cycles on and off for years.

    I’ve done my own research, and have discovered Sepia 100C to be taken in 3 pellets 3X day.

    Would you agree with these directions for my specific conditions?

    Thanks and Blessings!

  26. Terri Delconte says:

    Hi, I’m at 57 y old female and have urogenital atrophy. Will Sepia help me with this. I am not on HRT and I need some sort of replacement. My Dr. said there is nothing they can give me other than hormone creams, and oral. The medical field has medications for erectial dysfuntion for men testosterone replacement and nothing for women with this problem who either can’t or would rather not take hormones, it’s awful and there have been clinical studies done with positive results and nothings been done. Your help is much needed. Thanks in advance Terri

  27. Hi, dr. Sharma.
    I’ m 48 y women. One year ago was diagnosed estrogen positive breast cancer. I am done with my surgery ( lumpectomy), radiation and chemo. Now I am taking tamoxifen and have terrible hot flashes. My friend told me that sepia can help. She takes it for menopause symptoms and it works. But I am not sure if it is good for me ( worry about estrogen).
    I would be very grateful if you could help me.
    Thank you. Tamara

  28. I am 46 yrs. old, 5′ tall and 105 lbs. with a history of fibroids & cysts. I was a gymnast so I didn’t begin menses until I was 17, and I was never regular. Typical cycle was 6-7 weeks. I had a hysterectomy 10years ago due to a massive fibroid (over 2 lbs). I did take birth control pills for 2 years thinking they were “safe.” Periods were irregular before and after takingbthe pill.
    I have 2 grown children ages 22 and 20. Since the children came along, my sex drive has decreased over the years to nothing. I have done a ton of reading and am considering taking sepia but wasn’t sure the concentration or the dosage.

  29. Susanne Watson says:

    I started with SEPIA.
    WHY only 2x per week
    and not 1 every day???

  30. Hello Doctor,
    my dad is suffering from lower backache n it moves to left leg also with numbness and tingling sensation in lower leg n foot. He couldn’t walk , sit n stand for more than 5 or 10mins. He is suffering from this pain since 6 months. Now its worsen than before. Allopathy seems not much effective in treating this pain as it gives relief for short time only. What do u suggest for him?

  31. Inget sad every time i take sepia 200 over the lastmfew weeks. Deos that mean i am proving and should chose another one for menopausal problems.

  32. Shanda says:

    Hi Dr. Sharma,
    I am experiencing hot flashes, neck tension and vaginal dryness with Menopause. Mostly have hot flashes as soon as I lie down and wake in the night with one and as soon as I move in the morning. Research is showing sepia could help. What dosage should I take? Thanks for the help!

  33. Robin Peagler says:

    Hi Dr. Sharma

    I was diagnosed with mercury poisoning at the onset of menopause. I am told that I smell like hormonal imbalance, a malodorous perfume smell that can overtake an entire room. I also have hair loss. Do you think Sepia would be the proper remedy for this condition?

    Thank you
    Robin Peagler

  34. Khadija hassan says:

    Dr Sharma
    I am 44 year old woman I was bleeding since 4 months in between DnE have done. As per doctor advise my Utrus walls were much thick.but it couldn’t stops my bleeding process kindly don’t keep my letter is ur history so any one could read me.plz let me know what medicine works other then Sepia and what number I was have herbal medicine by herbs doctor but it is not stopping my periods plz do help me I am tired now my hemoglobin is normal 11.10 so please prescribe an accurate medicine for me.

  35. Menopausal, not had a period for 18 months, have only hot flushes in the night and do not sleep well. Heard sepia could help?

  36. Hello Dr Sharma,

    I had breast cancer in 2010, lumpectomy was done, followed by chymo and radiation. Now I am on arimidex 1 mg. I get very strong hot flashes, my oncologist tried many meds but nothing worked. My daughter told me that her friends’s mom had breast cancer and now she’s using Sepia and she felt better but the question is, how can I make sure it’s good for me? I am experiencing herniated disc leading to sciatica in my right leg and ulnar nerve damage in my left hand. therefore, Iam taking Gabapentin, Celebrex, Bacloven, for pain killer I take oxycodone 1 every 6 hours. So with all thoses meds can I still take the Sepia ? if yes, what is the dosage required?
    Btw, I am 54 years old
    Thx for your patience and your help, have a wonderful and healty life

  37. hi!

    My daughter 13.5 yr old, she face lots of pain during manstrual period.
    Specially first 2 days. what medicine do you suggest to get releif.


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  39. Mandeep says:

    Hi Dr: Sharma,

    I have pigmentation (also called Malasma). I treated my face twice with Fraxel laser instead of improvements it is getting worst. My cheeks have big dark patches. One of my friend suggested she taken Sepia homeopathic remedy 200 it helped her a lot. I bought it but now I don’t know the dosage. She was taking one tab once a week. If you can please let me know if I am a good candidate and also the dosage,I would really appreciate your help.

    Thank you,

  40. sukanti says:

    age-27, loose vagina,dryness of vagina at the time of sex and body sensation is nill;

  41. my wife is now very cool she have no sexual desire at all i am very sad pls suggest me

  42. Anne McAlpine says:

    Hi Doc

    I have just started to take sepia for my menopausal symptoms. How long do I take this for?.


  43. Hi Doc,
    Anything I have turns immediately into gas(flatulence)and i have this urge to use the washroom & in case I supress it-I get “sinking ‘ feeling.And the urging is most of the time effectual.Hre I must mention that my digestion is good.I am 51years of age .I thnk I am undergoing the menopausal phase.I get severe hunger pangs & have to eat immediately or else i feel terribly weak as if i would collapse.I have stopped going out coz of my gas problem & irritable bowel syndrome.Initialy the sinking sensation came several times in a day.But after having Lachasis I improved a lot but the flatulence & IBS still troubles me.Now i am taking pulsatila-30 & sepia-30 altrnatively along with Razo-D(for gas),Inderal(beta blocker) & Buspin.
    I would be very grateful if u cud help my gas problem.

  44. catherine says:

    Have not noticed anything yet? i am taking sepia 6c(125 tablets) one week,
    How long before i notice anything?

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