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- Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:12 am
I am almost fifty years old and have begun menopause. Occasionally, I still have menstrual periods, and when it does come, it really makes itself felt. The bleeding is so excessive that I am forced to remain confined in my home. A friend recommended to me the Lydia Pinkham Herbal Liquid Supplement, but I was informed by another person that I had to be careful with it because it contains motherwart which may interact with my blood pressure medication (I take Atenolol 25mg). Can I take this Lydia Pinkham thing? Is there anything else I can do to lessen this debiliating bleeding? Thank you for your time and attention.
| Dr. Russell M
- Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:46 am
When did you last have your pelvic examination by a gynecologist? How long since you begun menopause? Could your present bleeding be considered postmenopausal? In that case, it would be best to consult your obgyn doctor.
About Lydia Pinkham compound, I am not aware of its usefulness, and have no experience with it. But I do read that motherwort has antiplatelet activity and may interact with commonly used pain-killers, the NSAID. And since platelets are required to stop bleeding, antiplatelet activity may help bleeding. In which case, using this compound might seem objectively counterproductive.
Hope this helps.