I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

    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

    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
    51-55, F
    Jun 20, 2013

    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


    cronin43 cronin43
    51-55, F
    Mar 14, 2014

    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
    1 Response Jan 12, 2011

    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

    Are there any people out there

    that are going through the menopause now?? I have been to the Doctors and had my hormone levels checked but they were ok? But I heard they can fluctuate from day to day??? So instead the Docs doing loads of tests when I feel like shouting at her!! My only problem is hot flushes...
    cath17 cath17
    36-40, F
    Oct 21, 2015

    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
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2011

    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
    2 Responses May 18, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    Thank God!!!!!!!

    I would trade a period for hot flashes and night sweats, any day!!!!!   Penny Webb
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Aug 29, 2009


    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
    2 Responses May 1, 2012

    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

    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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