Lindajane wrote:I too am 65 and started HRT a few months ago on a very low dose, Biest 1mg: Pro 40mg. I have not taken hormones before. I soon noticed not feeling as peaceful and calm. Maybe less libido. I know my memory is no better. My doctor has just doubled the dosage. How long should I wait to see improvement? I'm not averse to taking them just not wanting to spend money needlessly and surely not if there is no reason. My estradiol was 8.3 and progesterone 0.3 before starting the HRT. I will have labs redone after taking the new dose for a month or so.
Also, has anyone here in their 60s taken HRTs and seen improvement?
floramaria wrote: I now use the Brainwaves app for 30 minutes of "Night Reading" just before I turn out the light. and if I wake up in the middle of the night and find that I cannot not fall asleep again after awhile, I sometimes pull out the iPad and get back on Brainwaves, "Deep Sleep" setting.
Floramaria, are you referring to the 35 binaural series?
all is going well on every front except for one: sleep
I am currently on a two-week regimen
MsCindy wrote:If I take Gabapentin one night per week, I can get 6-7 hours from it for that one night. But I don't know if it is safe. Does anyone here know? I don't think it's anti-cholinergic, but when I research it, no one really knows how and why it works except that it attaches to gaba receptors. So it's kind of a fake gaba? Anyway, if I don't take it too often, it does help.
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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a key molecular player in guiding the formation of synapses — the all-important connections between nerve cells — in the brain. This discovery, based on experiments in cell culture and in mice, could advance scientists' understanding of how young children's brains develop as well as point to new approaches toward countering brain disorders in adults.
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