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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes i think i have a mental heath problem.
    CatWomen21 CatWomen21 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I don't know how other people think, but based on what I can observe I don't think people think how I think. So I think my thinking must have deviated into a kind of destructive...
    ImNabooThatsWho ImNabooThatsWho 18-21, T Apr 8

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    I want to kill myself right now. Only bad things have been happening. I honestly don't see what contributions I'm making to this planet. In the last few months, I've been jobless...
    ButterflyBandage ButterflyBandage 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I dont wanna believe it , i have to type more than 25 characters this isnt good
    misssixtylime misssixtylime 16-17, F Apr 16

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    I don't know that it is much of an secret, and pretty sure I was just born this way. I have a hatter to keep me in check, who am I kidding the hatter Is as mad as I am. So curious...
    Orchidspetals Orchidspetals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    Encore Showing!!!I have always wanted to see this movie and I could have seen it tonight, but I did not get enough done today to go.Right now people are entering the theater and...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    I don't think I know I'm mad
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    seriously it just feels like it....I don't know why but it just feels that my thinking is not normal...well as long as I keep my thoughts in my head I think everything should be...
    DarkKinkster DarkKinkster 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Something is trying to force me to go crazy. It knows everything I despise and makes sure that my life is full of it. It has a number, and I see that number when I'm most...
    Prisoner111 Prisoner111 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 2

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    ehh SANITY IS FOR THE WEAK
    Mike3569 Mike3569 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    It's actually not a secret. I tell people and then they laugh and say you're not crazy. If they can look around in the depths of my mind, they would take those words back.
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 15 Responses Apr 7

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    When I was of school age I went to a private boys boarding school run on a army style regime where corporal punishment was the norm and using nudity as a punishment or just cause...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 7

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    why do it be like this? when I speak English, some American can understand me clearly but some others can not. I just wonder that why they come from same country but... I feel mad...
    tranglib tranglib 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Yeah and then when I'm finally alone I let my tears flow like waterfalls
    IrwinsScars IrwinsScars 16-17, F Apr 13

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    Way more times than I care to admit. Somehow I always get heartbroken. As soon as I start to think "oh he's different" and "he'd never hurt me" it all goes to **** and I'm left...
    gummball gummball 18-21, F Apr 13

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    I am feeling hopeless.... going college at the end of semester lok
    Harsh94155 Harsh94155 22-25, M Apr 15

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    it's not particularly a secret. It's been a long time coming and now I'm just to a point where I'm incline to let the crazy flow free.
    MyCircus MyCircus 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    My ex wife came from a family with money. I came from a blue collar family that barely scraped by. Sometimes two great people can make monsters out of each other. We divorced in 20...
    cbcs cbcs 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hey my bf leaves for boot camp in 3 weeks and was wondering is there is anyone else who is going through this or for those who have gone through it if you have any tips to how you...
    SusanEst4 SusanEst4 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey my bf leaves for boot camp in 3 weeks and was wondering is there is anyone else who is going through this or for those who have gone through it if you have any tips to how you...
    SusanEst4 SusanEst4 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't have any glaucoma gene in my family - mothers side or dads yet my doctor found I had glaucoma in the first 8months of my life. I have been in countless operations, my eyes...
    aliciajayc aliciajayc 13-15, F Apr 2

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    To the younger EP generation that are being bullied today in school, I want you to know that bullies never win. I know this from self-experience and from the experiences of good...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    People who got hurt are not weak. It just happened with them. I always thought I was emotionally strong till I hit rock bottom. I was so unaware of how being hurt feel. Now , I...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Its almost three and half years finish after our marriage. Yes I remember, 02 sep 2011. That's our marriage date. After that 3 times she was pregnant. But we loose it all. Fist...
    BenJimmy BenJimmy 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Its almost three and half years finish after our marriage. Yes I remember, 02 sep 2011. That's our marriage date. After that 3 times she was pregnant. But we loose it all. Fist...
    BenJimmy BenJimmy 31-35, M Apr 13

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