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Question: Lydia Pinkham


 carmen - Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:12 am

Hello!
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.
Carmen
 Dr. Russell M - Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:46 am

User avatar Hi!

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.

Warm regards,

Bill

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