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I Am Going Through Menopause

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    Have I Crossed Over - As in another group story (am I premenopausal) I would like to know when you go from pre to the real thing. I'm 47 and for the past 10 years have experienced...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    Not Too Bad - I am in perimenopause. It seems I have a period every4 months which is discouraging. I'm 55 yrs old and ready for all this to be over. I have hot flashes, but...
    Gettingbetter1 Gettingbetter1 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2012

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    Hell And More Hell - I started going through peri pretty early, late thirties. Went on an antidepressant and anti anxiety meds cause at the time I had no idea what was up. Just...
    ssccpa ssccpa 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 4, 2013

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    New , Private (Closed) Facebook Group Where We Can Share And Support. - https://www.facebook.com/groups/409226859175074/?fref=ts
    kristinem61 kristinem61 51-55 May 9, 2013

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    Thought It Would Never Happen - I didn't start menopause until I was 53. My doctor said I was one of the oldest patients she ever had. If it hadn't been for the uterine artery...
    ColoGrama ColoGrama 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2010

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    Bio Identical Hormones - I just wanted to share that I am have very good luck with Bio Identical Hormones. I tried a few different HRT's that my OB and PCP prescribed but I kept...
    chenderson chenderson 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    Surgical Menopause And Allergic To Premarin - I had an emergency hysterectomy a little over a year ago at 34 and my world has been turned upside down ever since. The hot flashes...
    chenderson chenderson 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2012

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    Whats Happening To Me? - It started as a hot flash, no problem right! Then  I couldn't remember the words I wanted to say during a conversation.  Then came the crying, the...
    kaysam kaysam 51-55 5 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    A Rite Of Passage - At first I approached menopause just like I did everything else in my life, that ment I was getting older, I feared it. However once it started, and I realized...
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    You Guys Are Going to Make Me Cry... - After many years, I have finally found a man that I respect and love.  And just to make things interesting, 7 months into the...
    harperlee49 harperlee49 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    Feeling Strange - I am fifty and I have been going through this fun time of our girlish life for 8 years now. Finally after a period that lasted over a month I have now skipped a...
    milkcanannie milkcanannie 46-50 Jul 31, 2008

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    Am I Going Crazy? -   My name is Keri and I am 47 years old. I had a partial in 1992 taking my uterus and leaving my ovary's. Over the last year, it seems I have given up on...
    mixedup741 mixedup741 46-50 1 Response Nov 7, 2011

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    What A Fun Thing To Add To An Already Impressive Plethora! - I'm a large woman, 48 years old. Partial hysterectomy when I was 30. Everything has been smooth sailing until now in...
    feathermoon feathermoon 46-50, F 5 Responses May 11, 2011

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    My Love - My first story :: My love I listen with my heart, and things often said to me are taken to my heart very deeply. I am very tender and kind hearted. I am merly human...
    deerslayer63 deerslayer63 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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    Belly Fat During The Menopause - Can anyone tell me through their own experience if they gained weight on their tummy and if it was soft or solid fat??
    ruth51 ruth51 51-55 2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    I am going through it with my wife... we've been together over 30years but this is rough. She isn't herself and I know it bothers her. I compliment her all the time, tell her how...
    SamanthaLei SamanthaLei 46-50, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Very Frustrated - Strarted about 10 years ago I am 46 now have all the signs of menopause. At 36 I hurt my back ended up having many many surgeries finally had a pain pump put in...
    curlytop44 curlytop44 46-50, F Jul 16, 2010

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    I'm Very Confused - I'm starting to go through menapause or perimenapausal, and I'm very confused as what is normal and what is not.  I've been having a period for 3 weeks...
    Katkitswt1 Katkitswt1 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Need Help With Menopause Side Effects - Help!  I have been going through this for about six months.  I am on the pregesterone cream.  However, I have gained 10...
    carriet carriet 46-50 1 Response Feb 19, 2009

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    Menopause At 49 - For so many years I lived a carefree live, then around 48 I started to get hot flashes anxiety vaginal dryness, my period was sporadic. I was going through...
    dantelle12 dantelle12 36-40 4 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    Doctors Are In The Dark About Menopause - Doctors are in the dark about menopause. They are not trained in menopause, perimenopause or hormone replacement therapies. I read an...
    MenopauseMoxie MenopauseMoxie 46-50, F 3 Responses May 16, 2013

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    Treatments Recommendations - Midlife is a time of awakening, but not always a gentle one! By the time most women are 40-something (give or take a few years), they find themselves...
    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2012

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    I just turned 52 and have been periomenopausal for quite a bit. I have made it through the very heavy period time and then more recently I dealt with hot flashes, anxiety and...
    Bluereader Bluereader 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2013

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    Menopause - I turned 50 this year. I have been in menopause since 2005. Thankfully, it isn't as bad as I thought it would be. In the beginning, I did have some pretty good mood...
    grnwd82 grnwd82 51-55, F 7 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    Surgical Menopause, Sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Hello fellow menopause sufferers. My story starts as a medical correction turning into a medical NIGHTMARE!!! I was thrust into...
    mybuttabean mybuttabean 41-45 3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Okay...I'm 52 was peri menopausal for at least five years up until two years ago when I had a hysterectomy as my period became unmanageable....my iron level went down to 1...
    haiche haiche 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2013

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    Menopause Confusion - I'm 51 in a few days and I have missed two periods during that time my tummy has expanded and is really solid is this the so called belly fat we women get.
    ruth51 ruth51 51-55 2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Looking For Some Advice On Menopause - Hi everyone, I am in search of some answers. I began bioidentical hormones October, 2011 & everything was going great. Then since about May...
    ryansmama ryansmama 51-55 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    Lost and Alone In the Change and Didn't Know It - I began at approximately 35 yrs old, to experience the first signs that something was not right with me.  The doctors didn't...
    cloudydaze cloudydaze 48 5 Responses May 22, 2009

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    Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes - Fifteen years ago my doctor informed me that I had entered "Peri-menopause" earlier than the average woman, which was supposed to mean that menopause would...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky 46-50, F Oct 15, 2013

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    Marriage And Menopause - i'm 46 and going through menopause. My husband and I have been married 26 years. I thought I had my mood swings controlled and then last week my husband...
    debralemka debralemka 46-50 Jul 16, 2012

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    Depression Or Laziness? Mental Incompetence Or Passing Phenomenon? Hmmm... - I am 48 1/2 and I confess I have always beensomewhat lazy.  But the past few years, I don't want to...
    JoWilson JoWilson 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 6, 2012

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    Menopause...it's No Picnic In The Park!! - I am 49 and have been going thru some hot flashes and terrible mood swings for awhile now,but this past summer it became unbearable.I...
    searching4life searching4life 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    It's More Like Maxipause Instead of Menopause... - I have been dealing with this mess for a couple of years now, and I am only 44.  The night sweats, the forgetfulness...
    rdt rdt 41-45, F 6 Responses Oct 31, 2008

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    This Is Not What I Needed Right Now! Mental Pause! - I turned 44 in May. In 2005 I had a partial hysterectomy due to prolapsed uterus. My ovaries were left in place because I also...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 7, 2012

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    Mental Menopause - www.mentalmenopausebyme.com The real truth One woman's journey through Hell One woman's shared story of RELIEF...finally Funny, witty, raw and full of truth...
    mentalmenopause mentalmenopause 51-55 Jul 11, 2011

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    Help!! - my mother is around 50....she is having some mental problem...she continuously speaks on any topic..repeats the same thing again n again....is she undergoin menopause...i...
    pranvishu pranvishu 18-21 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    There Has Got To Be A Cure For This! - Hot Flashes, Confusion, Memory Loss, Anger, Depression, Nausea, Crying, Insomnia, Introvert, Blubber Belly, Mood Swings, Who will you be...
    MzOry MzOry 46-50 7 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Me & Menopause - I was just wondering, first time on site, I am going through menopause and have experienced prior to menopause about 4 episodes of anxiety/depression over the...
    pause50 pause50 46-50, F May 3, 2011

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    Too Young For This! - Well this year at the age of 39 I was diagnosed with Menopause. About 18 months ago my Periods started going funny dribble for a few days then really heavy...
    jollyone jollyone 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2010

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    Head Aches - Hi every one i am 52 and going through the menopaus, I hav'nt had any hot flashes but i have the headaches from hell and i feel so nausious, and fuzzy in the head, and...
    jtighe jtighe 51-55 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    GOING Freakin Crazy - i HAVE NO PATIENCE, I DON'T WANT TO BE BOTHERED, I AM VIOLENT, I FEEL I AM NOTHING, I DON'T CARE HOW I LOOK, OR SMELL ANYMORE. I HATE MYSELF, I CAN'T TALK TO...
    BOOHOO42 BOOHOO42 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    I Think Maybe I Am ... Or Maybe I'm Just Crazy - I know there many awesome & intelligent women on EP. I'm thankful for your presence here because I desperately need your help. I...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 21 Responses Sep 9, 2010

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    It's Called "Menopause", But It Can Feel Like "Mental Pause" - Like so many of the vestiges of having breast cancer and going through treatment, I am a bit angry about my menopause...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 17, 2007

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    I have read and commented on a few stories in this category, and boy, it's made me feel 100% better about what's been going on in my little life! I knew I was peri-menopausal a...
    moongirl62 moongirl62 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    It Came A Bit Early, But I'm Dealing - I had a hysterectomy in my 30s, and although I kept my ovaries, the surgeon warned me that I could go into early menopause any time. This...
    Solidad42 Solidad42 41-45, F Mar 26, 2012

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