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Menstrual Suppression (Manipulating Menstruation with Hormonal Contraception)

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I’ve been reading and hearing about it—I wonder if you think I should try to get rid of my period by taking the Pill every day? Does it work? Is it safe?

Perimenopause and night sweats

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I am 49 years old, very healthy, and I’m skipping periods in perimenopause. I’m just dying with night sweats 2-3 times a night—I wake up soaked and barely get back to sleep before the next one hits.

Life Phase:
Perimenopause

Progesterone (not Estrogen) is Optimal Therapy for Hot Flushes

Question:

I've been having really bad night sweats since before my periods stopped. Estrogen therapy didn't help - now I'm in menopause, what can I take to get a good night's sleep?

Life Phase:
Perimenopause, Menopause

Should I stop checking my own breasts?

Question:

I'm confused! For years I've been told to check my breasts each month. Recently, some cancer specialist on the news said I shouldn't bother. What's going on?

Topic:
Breast cancer

Spotting Before Periods

Question:

I’m a 36-year old woman and basically healthy but I keep having spotting before my flow. Is the Pill my only option?

Why am I no longer interested?

Question:

I'm healthy, young and in a good, loving relationship. How come I'm not interested in sex any more?

Blood Clots and the Birth Control Patch

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I'm almost 35, a little overweight and worried about taking the Pill because of blood clots. My doctor suggested the birth control 'patch'. Is that safer?

Progesterone Therapy for Night Sweats in Perimenopause

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What can I do to help my night sweats and get some good sleep without taking estrogen and making migraines worse?

Life Phase:
Perimenopause

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Enrolment complete: Perimenopausal Hot Flush Study

Enrolment is now complete. Thank you for your interest.
CeMCOR is now recruiting Canadian women for this CIHR-funded randomized controlled trial to test whether oral micronized progesterone is more effective than placebo as therapy for hot flushes and night sweats in perimenopausal women.

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