I would not recommend this for anyone that could be near menopause! I have not had any hot flashes or headaches, until I took my first pill. I only took one at breakfast, to see what effect it would have on me, before moving up to the dose recommended.
Now I have a full bottle (that I wasted $30.00 on at CVS) sitting on my desk, so I have just been sharing my story for the past two weeks, since taking the ONE pill! I read reviews stating that it made people start a period, and I thought that won't be me (since I have no ovaries), but I guess it still gave me a side effect, and threw me into hot flashes and headaches every night, since taking that ONE pill. I wonder how long that will last. I'm 55 years old, and just wanted to lose 12 pounds, but having the weight is better than what I'm going through now.
DON'T take it! Maybe they need to market it towards women that do not have periods.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend