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Reason for taking: Hot flashes
6/29/2011 10:35:52 AM

Reviewer: sheila B, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Wanting to avoid HRT, I first started taking an OTC menopause med containing a little soy and BC. It did not work at all. CHanged to 540 mg of BC daily. It works somewhat. I was having TERRIBLE hot flashes that cycled about every 15 minutes, 24-7. I now go for days without one and then will have 3-5 per day. THey don't last long. I have noticed some swelling in my fingers, vision change ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Hot flashes
6/21/2011 4:14:28 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was surprised at how well black cohosh worked. When I stopped taking it for 2 months, the symptoms returned and I started back taking it.

Reason for taking: Hot flashes
6/5/2011 7:51:06 PM

Reviewer: sophie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have given up taking this supplement. While I found no benefit from taking it, I did experience headaches.

Reason for taking: Hot flashes
5/23/2011 2:41:04 AM

Reviewer: Too Hot 2 Handle, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started using bc because of sweating and it really helped to stop the sweating. The drawback is that my breast swell, were sore and tender and I developed large cysts in them. I had to stop taking it; now what do I do for the sweating?

Reason for taking: Hot flashes
5/10/2011 1:59:30 PM

Reviewer: Stella, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Have been taking black cohosh for a few months now for hot flashes. Works wonders for flashes and night sweats. Down side is I've gained weight now due to increased appetite and am experiencing headaches and some mild nauseau. Also having light headedness and dizziness. Not sure if it's worth side affects.

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