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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    Thank God!!!!!!!

    I would trade a period for hot flashes and night sweats, any day!!!!!   Penny Webb
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor 51-55, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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    Post Menopausal And What A Trip It Was...

    I'm 66, retired and post menopausal.  Isn't life fun? I creak, my hands are all crinkley, and I have a huge turrkey neck.  YAY me!!  Well, I stilln do what I can to fight old age but its an uphill battle.  I run every day and do yoga and try to eat right but its really rough...
    irishdaughter111 irishdaughter111 66-70 1 Response Jan 12, 2011

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    5 Questions To Ask Your Doctor Before Starting Hormone Replacement

    5 Questions to Ask Doctor Before Taking Hormones is a good place to start if you're considering any sort of hormone replacement therapy. Millions of women from menarche to the grave suffer from the symptoms of estrogen deficiency. These women are given prescriptions for...
    MenopauseMoxie MenopauseMoxie 46-50, F Jun 20, 2013

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    I’ve Also Gone Through...

    ...New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and most of Florida. But the most fun was when i went through all the states out to Grand Canyon and back driving cross-country with my former gf. (But i really liked going through the...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F Mar 19, 2012

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    Looking For People Willing To Chat

    Hello all! My name is Gayani and I work for a firm that is looking at developing solutions for women who have gone through menopause and who might have some form of urinary leakage. If this is something that you have experienced - we would love to speak with you! Please do drop...
    Gea31785 Gea31785 26-30, F Nov 6, 2013

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    My Period Ceased Nearly 2 Years Ago

    The worst of the hot flashes, rage and fatigue and disorganization have passed. but some disorganization, confusion, belly fat gain and poor memory linger. I feel like I've "been gone" for along time and have returned as an empty shell of my former self. It's...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 10, 2008

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    Am I Menopausal Or Not????????

    I hate the smugness of the medical fraternity. When I ask my gynae what to expect with menopause she smiles mysteriously and says, "If you think you have it bad now - wait until you hit menopause!" How is that comment supposed to put me at ease??? I'm 49 and for the last 4...
    souchong souchong 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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    I Had A Hysterectomy At 39

    I had a hysterectomy at 39 and it has been a struggle. My past history of ovarian cysts and fibroids made is necessary for my health. If I had the choice I would have not gone through with it. After 10 years the Dr. felt I was on HRT to long and lowered my dose, and then...
    CM77 CM77 56-60, F Jun 26, 2013

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    Surgical Menopause Sucks!!

    i had severe endometriosis that resulted in removal of my uterus and ovaries....it was horrible......i dont have pain like before and its nice not to menstruate......i think losing my ovaries has affected me emotionally as well as physically......i have zero sex drive, my poor...
    tarnishedtreasures tarnishedtreasures 46-50 2 Responses May 18, 2011

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    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14, 2014

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    Exhausting!

    I experienced premature menopause at age 39Honestly thought I was having some kind of nervous breakdownThe Gynaecologist,a young Egyptian man,started me off on HRT and after about three months began to feel a lot betterThe night sweats went and skin and hair felt better.I stayed...
    zeina60 zeina60 56-60, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    No One Would Tell Me What To Expect!

    Menopause was something I was curious about.  I asked everyone about it!  It was like this secret society that denied me entry.  The only thing I knew about it was that my great grandmother had a "change of life" baby.  Unfortunately, my family has been plagued with "female...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    And It Is Wonderful

    I had brutal periods since I was eleven years old. Having children helped somewhat, but the periods were still bad. Menopause for me took a couple of years, during which I simply got my period less and less frequently. I never had hot flashes or any other symptoms except for...
    Aeolosoma Aeolosoma 56-60, F 10 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    Please Answer

    I'm 16, and so scared of menopause. Can any of you women tell me what it was like, and what you have been through? I know I wont get it in like years, but ya know..
    musared musared 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 30, 2009

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    Menopause- For Me It Was No Sweat!

    I never worried about "the change". If I had been stewing about it, I would have missed the whole thing. I have heard all the stories. I have seen the women with all the hot flashes and cramps, vaginal dryness with painful intercourse, irregular periods, you name it. I went...
    Genie46576 Genie46576 61-65, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    I've gone through major trauma recently...major mind control, brainwashing, loss of a soul mate, & being alone through it all. I've been going to therapy, I'm on meds and I seemed...
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    can't blame sharks in these shark attacks cases.. like,imagine a bucket of fried chicken came skateboarding through your living room. what do you do?
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Especially those who have gone through difficult times and have read lots of 'self-help', 'super positive' books and have swallowed the pamphlet and therefore, lose empathy with...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    This doesn't really belong here but it's the best place for it :P Being a volunteer on here I send every new member a message to welcome them :P I have finally caught up on it! I...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I asked myself this question for quite some time now and I realized that little would have changed. Maybe I wouldnt have gone through this guilt and healing process but I do...
    GuiltBear GuiltBear 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    I've been very stressed lately. With school and projects and those exams, I felt like I was going down. Luckily school is over. But when school was still in session I was going mad...
    OtsanaWolf3344 OtsanaWolf3344 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I did this countless times when I was with my ex boyfriend. I loved him more than life and he chose everyone else over me and left me alone when I needed him most.
    jow77 jow77 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel so bad every day that I just wish something or someone could take my life. I was doing better for a short while, but again I'm being pulled back to the way I was before. I...
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend is going to be in the military and will be gone for the next several months... I really truly try to stay strong, but I can't always do it. I can't tell him that I...
    AllyZamitalo AllyZamitalo 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    about 3 weeks ago my wife of 15 years took her life. I walked in and found her overdosed on pills. I don't know if I will be able to live with the guilt I feel over this. the pain...
    mhull mhull 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes it's hard to be optimistic when your in your storms....😔
    missteen2 missteen2 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I always hated when people would say you can't have a best friend of the opposite gender because it always ends in a bad relationship. I was lucky enough to have met my best friend...
    silence3412 silence3412 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Yesterday.. a girl in my school committed suicide. I don't know why. She's in 7th grade. Rip..(I don't know her name)
    ganeshzemartian ganeshzemartian 16-17, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    almost every night I like this...my daughter is the only one that keeps me smiling nowadays
    Theonethatlivesatnight Theonethatlivesatnight 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I lost him and will probably never get him back I love his so much and always will I am such a *****
    kateloves5sos kateloves5sos 13-15, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I look on here and am deeply saddened by the number of people who want to kill themselves. Many at such a young age, when they have not even begun to live their lives. They get in...
    GraceIsMine GraceIsMine 66-70, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was dumped the other day, the fallout was destructive for me. Like Jacqueline Briggs from MKX just did her xray mover on my ribcage. But back to reality, she just said she wanted...
    Ilovefeet2015 Ilovefeet2015 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Many have had it worse than me. An ep pal has and can work. Me admires them. When jealousy leaves.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Well, maybe tonight I might... No, not "maybe"... HELL YEAH...
    DarkAngel483 DarkAngel483 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    you call it kidnapping... i call it surprise adoption.
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    got so drunk once at a party that when i walked across the dance floor to get another drink i happened to win the dance competition going on
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Well, most of the time I felt weak, feeble, angry, confused, lost, sad and exhausted all at the same time. I felt physically and emotionally paralyzed. It felt as if only my body...
    Symone00 Symone00 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I recently turned 20 on the 20th of June. But it was not a good birthday. I lost my grandmother on May 6th. And I recently just lost my cousin on June 16th. Everybody tried to make...
    HazelEyedWolf HazelEyedWolf 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    It's actually pretty funny to think that growing up, everything seemed so normal, I never even considered that every other "normal" kid doesn't grow up like I did. Any how, I...
    TheHippieBitch TheHippieBitch 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been having bad anxiety attacks 3-4 times a week for about 2 months now. I don't know why or what is going on with me. I get so bad I can't speak and I stutter and repeat...
    Morgue13 Morgue13 31-35, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    My husband and I have been together for 15 years and 14 of them we have gone through some kind of drama with his mom. We have made every effort to have a healthy relationship with...
    dangermamaof4 dangermamaof4 31-35, F a week ago

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    So my situation is different than most. I had a healthy childhood, I did sports and watched what I ate. There is a strong history of type 2 diabetes in my family so I was always...
    Mekkaku Mekkaku 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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