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I Am Anxiously Anticipating Menopause

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    Ready For the Pause

    I'm ready for menopause because I'm sexually active again at 51 and birth control seems ludicrous. Was going to have my hormones checked next week, but here I am having another period! At least I know I'm not pregnant! (Probably not....)
    bleedingheartconservative bleedingheartconservative 51-55, F 1 Response May 9, 2008

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    I'm Ready!

    When I was way younger - pregnagnt with my second child, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. Eventually, it got some better (under Dr's care).  Then I had a Tubal Ligation after I had my last child. Since then, I've suffered with dysmenorrhea & menorrhagia...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2007

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    I Am So Confused

    I am fast approaching menopause, the main effect that I am experiencing is depression and heavy bleeding.  Now I have been on anti depression drugs for many many years no problem.  Just this past year it seems that my depression is not being helped by the...
    kab kab 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    I'm Ready!

    When I was way younger - pregnagnt with my second child, I was diagnosed with Endometriosis. Eventually, it got some better (under Dr's care).  Then I had a Tubal Ligation after I had my last child. Since then, I've suffered with dysmenorrhea & menorrhagia...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F Jun 2, 2007

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    A New Chapter In My Life

    Well, I am 44 and my symptoms began the beginning of this year. First, were the mood swings. I was feeling depressed and unhappy about my life in general. It got so bad that I had to call in "sick" at work a few times out of the months (which is unusual because I love my job...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 14, 2011

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    I Have A Ways To Go

    Gee won't that be something. My hormones going offbalance..in a person whos already imbalanced...I have the notion I won't even REALISE when I start getting it, because the symptoms are the same as an anxiety or panic attack for me and I might just mistake it for that...ill check...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 15, 2010

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    She is way too moody and I'm so afraid of talking to her. One moment she loves me and the next she is telling me how ugly I am when I gain weight and getting different family...
    Starkillera Starkillera 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    One of my favorite photos... (so far... I took 5,000... okay... 4,896 to be exact... and I haven't gotten through them all yet)...The weather was mostly golden... it rained at...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    "Take My Breath Away" By Berlin Watching every motion In my foolish lover's game On this endless ocean Finally lovers know no shame Turning and returning To some secret place...
    Mindyb123 Mindyb123 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Hello, I'm in my very late 40s and have been on my own (outside relationships) most of my life. I had my last long relationship 10 yrs ago and that was for 2.5 yrs. The intention...
    maejay maejay 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    The feeling of depression: You wake up in the morning, wish you didn’t wake up at all (why couldn’t I just continue to sleep…?). You come to a realization you are here again...
    theworldasitis theworldasitis 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Just when you believed you understood What to anticipate from menopause, A different symptom catches you unexpectedly. Listed here are five unforeseen signs or symptoms of...
    Ethan614c4ap9 Ethan614c4ap9 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Right now, I don't know where my boyfriend and I stand. I am out of both cigarettes and cigars. There is nothing sweet in my house to eat besides honey buns; and they won't let me...
    feliciablogger feliciablogger 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    My mom told me today she needs chemo. She's 37 and just had all of her lady parts taken out because of a large tumor. It was the size of a small baby. So now she's not only going...
    mattihope mattihope 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    JUST SAYIN': Alexis-Charles- Henri Clerelcle de Tocqueville"(1805-1859) "America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great...
    landisfreeman landisfreeman 51-55 Jul 1

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter One Hundred Forty-Two It was a couple hours after Robert and Jimmy left when I got the phone call I was...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jul 1

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    For many years everything was great - including the sex. Then menopause and hormones kicked in and she has zero - I mean ZERO interest in having sex or pleasuring me. We're still...
    amaturegent amaturegent 56-60, M 9 Responses Jul 2

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    I had blood work done recently to find out if I'm experiencing perimenopause. I have the tell tale symptoms for well over a year, night sweats, mood swings, dizzy, confused, severe...
    ksbonneau ksbonneau 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I dreamt last night that I was inside my house looking outside at my cat (who passed away years ago) and she was anxiously walking along the fence because there were three male...
    DorothyWheresOz DorothyWheresOz 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    16 years and sex about 20 times. You do the math. My wife would rather have bleach thrown in her eyes than have sex and the worst is that she's doing nothing about her problem...
    jolaca7 jolaca7 56-60 7 Responses Jul 4

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    Flashback to two years ago: I'm sitting there in my doctors office with my mom and sister on a wet, rainy day. The door opens and my name is called. Anxiously I get up with my mom...
    kaatte kaatte 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    For me it's not really about finding "the one". I just wonder when he is going to appear and how I'm going to know. Two different times I've fallen into the illusion of thinking I...
    RavenS45 RavenS45 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Well, technically my new experience happened yesterday, but it spilled over to 3:30am this morning, so I guess that still counts! I'll split this journal into two posts; one for...
    Drag0nMaster Drag0nMaster 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Being a woman of pre-menopause years, my sexual appetite was literally gone for right at 4 years. I did not think about sex, talk about sex, dream about sex, nothing. I was...
    RosieRose63 RosieRose63 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    It's been nearly four years now . My refuser does love me . I have a coffee made for me most mornings and my lunch is made to take to work . Never thought I'd be in a relationship...
    naughtybloke naughtybloke 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 12

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    i never had pmt. periods were nearly always 48-56 days. the last few years i've had pmt. breast tenderness, irritability getting really bad, barely know what i do the 3 days before...
    chalie123 chalie123 51-55, F Jul 13

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    Sometimes you miss someone so much you just can't seem to sleep! All I can do is hope, wish, and pray you're doing okay over there. You're on my mind always Troy. I'm anxiously...
    xohannahxox xohannahxox 18-21, F Jul 13

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    Married 23 years, most of them good. Wife has never been a sexual being and I found this out too late. I'm a good father to one daughter who's 21 and, I'm a good provider. My...
    Feelingnotsogreat Feelingnotsogreat 41-45, M 15 Responses Jul 13

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    Well after a weekend of hell knowing he was away with her I get the text that says he is on his way back. So I anxiously wait to hear from him only to get a simple text thats says...
    candybuck candybuck 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    Legitimate Excuses This was prompted by the recent menopause post. What do YOU regard as a legitimate excuse ?? Further, and in my opinion more importantly, what do you actually...
    bazzar bazzar 56-60, M 11 Responses Jul 15

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    Pelvic Floor Disorder. Something to think about. My marriage ultimately ended due to this disorder. The lack of intimacy and sex killed our marriage. For over 12 years I...
    saiyagyrl saiyagyrl 36-40, F 10 Responses Jul 15

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    I just want everyone who claims the golden years are great must be kidding themselves.I am a very positive person who is extremely active and in good health but at 63 the things...
    QUAILHUNTER01 QUAILHUNTER01 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    How did this get turned around like this???? I tell him I'm taking the weekend to think about things. He says he's struggling with the emotions and feelings he has for me and...
    PrincessLolita PrincessLolita 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    was wonderfully in love for 20 years.....then menopause.....midlife issues (with her)....she moved into the other bedroom.....wont give me the time of day...its like she self...
    rjhomes rjhomes 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    After School Fire Drill It was May and sophomore year was nearly ending. I knew it was only a matter of time before not having Mr. A as my teacher anymore. I was still grateful...
    LoveYouMisterA LoveYouMisterA 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    When I was 15 I went to my friend's house for the day. We were going to the mall in town but my friend told me that she had arranged to meet a couple of boys and go to out of town...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    When I was 15 I went to my friend's house for the day. We were going to the mall in town but my friend told me that she had arranged to meet a couple of boys and go to out of town...
    Tina303 Tina303 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I got a call on my mobile today in the evening. Number didn’t show up. Just an incoming call message flashing. An unknown call… always that little chilly moment before hitting...
    Varun555 Varun555 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Okay, Okay, it all makes sense now... I never looked at it this way before: MENtal illness MENstrual cramps MENtal breakdown MENopause GUYnecologist And when we have REAL...
    Michael91142 Michael91142 70+, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It's so cool to know that there's girls whose boyfriends are graduating from boot camp the same day as mine. It makes me feel better knowing that you guys are going through the...
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    The thing is, human interactions fascinate me. I like being around groups of people, but only so I can observe and watch. I want to be on the fringe taking in the mood, the turns...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 29

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    Today I woke up happily nude, slipped out of the sheets and made my way downstairs. Outside the morning greeted me with a sunny smile, the outside world beckoning. I just popped...
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    There's supposed to be a storm coming, the sky is already darkening, the clouds moving past, the wind blowing picking up speed. You can feel the atmosphere changing it feels calm...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Oddly enough, my secret place is in my head and in my dreams. I'm never in control of if I'll ever get there and it's a place that I can't go to all the time. I have no say so of...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I went to prom in fifth grade and eight grade and it was fun dancing with my friends and going crazy over songs. I'm anticipating senior year prom now! Even though it's going to be...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    "Take My Breath Away" by BerlinWatching every motionIn my foolish lover's gameOn this endless oceanFinally lovers know no shameTurning and returningTo some secret place...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 13

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