I will be 55 in a few days. My story is similar to many, hot flashes, irritable, mood swings, and cry easily. I consider myself to me in menopause. I don't have periods as I reluctantly had a hysterectomy at age 40 but had no problems or issues. At age 50 I was diagnosed with glaucoma. I have considerable damage to the optic nerve in one eye even though my Optometrists was doing yearly tests (don't know the actual name but it's photos showing the optic nerve) and always stated that my optic nerve looked good and healthy. I'm on 2 different eye drops which I apply faithfully but absolutely hate because I am not a 'medicine' type person. That is the only prescription medicine that I take and as I said, I hate taking it but cannot find a natural alternative. I read and read until I think my eyes are going to pop out which obviously isn't good for my eyes but in my area I have nothing but conventional doctors who know everything (but know nothing!). I have found some literature linking menopause (low progesterone levels) and glaucoma but still not sure if there's any real connection. I have spent 2 days researching this website and it's contents but haven't come up with any literature connecting these 2 issues. I have ordered 3 tubes of Natpro and am anxious to see if it will help with my other symptoms. I do take 5,000IU's of D-3, a Non-GMO Whole Food Multi vitamin for women over 40, probiotics, and other various supplements that may or may not help with my glaucoma (alpha Lipoic Acid and Lutein & Bilberry). Also, several years ago my GYN did a Cholesterol test and Bone density test and suggested medication for both. I supplement for the osteopenia with Calcium, Magnesium, and K2 and exercise/lift weights and I don't worry about my 'high cholesterol' of 212 because my HDL is at an excellent level (as are my trigs) and I question the whole dangers of 'high cholesterol' anyway. I would appreciate any information or advice that you could give me. My glaucoma was diagnosed in the same time period as my menopause symptoms began. Can there be a connection between the two? Thanks!