Chemical menopause

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What is chemical menopause?

Chemical menopause is onset of menopause as a result of specific medications or chemotherapy drugs. In some cases, chemical menopause is reversible and the menstrual cycle resumes after treatment stops.

Common symptoms reported by people with chemical menopause

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chemical menopause

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Trileptal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)

Data from patients with chemical menopause, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chemical menopause

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol CBD oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol/Tetrahydrocannabinol Balanced Mixture)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Trileptal)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chemical menopause drug interactions 2 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chemical menopause, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chemical menopause on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 2 say chemical menopause is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 2
50s 7
60s 0
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 9

These charts show data from chemical menopause patients who have completed their condition history
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