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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    http://health.clevelandclinic.

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    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 used to have nice long hair, then one day I thought it got dry and I cut it and it was ok. Then I started cutting it with my own hands which made it look ridiculous and ugly...
    nx10 nx10 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    I used to be so afraid of people thinking I was selfish or not being accepted so I would never tell people things about my life. I have trouble making friends because I don't have...
    Stormdance Stormdance 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    People have taken me for granted. And i have always let them. What they have done to me has been a catalyst for my success. But every time I look back, and remember some times, I...
    Significant Significant 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Okay so I get this weird thing where I start intensely psycho-anylizing my own thoughts. Like I'll just start by feeling kinda sad or happy or lonely, it usually starts with an...
    jacepierson jacepierson 18-21, M 1 Response May 12

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    Tandem jump near Airlie beach, Oz. Awesome! Wish now I'd gone further and done it nude. It's not just for rock stars!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 20

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    I have an extra voice in my head thats louder than the other and it disagrees with everything I say/think unless I say that I want it gone. Its the same voice as the other but just...
    NocheSombra NocheSombra 18-21, F 6 Responses May 4

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    This is no secret...I haven't GONE, I was simply never there to begin with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 19

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    Nobody has been through what I've been through. Constant chastisement from God. But supposedly I'll be a better person in the end.
    zarpanzur zarpanzur 26-30, M 1 Response May 3

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    So the scenario is this gal a little younger than me gets hired at the office I work at. She's attractive and after meeting her seemingly very gregarious, at least after a couple...
    Letmebepatient Letmebepatient 31-35, M 2 Responses May 10

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    Done it 3 times now. Best was in Springfield, Ox. Did it nude - just to be different! Recognised in Ayers Rock and Melbourne weeks later and still have the photo to prove it. Poor...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8 41-45, M May 20

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    I was in Queenstown, New Zealand where they have the original bungy jumping site at the beautiful Kawarau bridge. It is where bungy jumping was born, so I could not pass up that...
    CharlieMarlow CharlieMarlow 61-65, M a week ago

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    I have! I love wearing one a few times a week while working! Thankfully I work at home so I never have to worry about anyone knowing!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 1

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    I want the confess to all of you a little secret that I kept it hidden for the last few years ...which is I used a man who was setting the police on me ... I repeat lay phoned him...
    Soullesss Soullesss 31-35, F 4 Responses May 16

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    I have just been through a death(he died on Easter Day)
    Daisymae44 Daisymae44 16-17 1 Response May 18

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    We had an outbreak of tornados last night in my small town in Oklahoma... We expect them here and especially in May but last night was like a bad movie..... They kept coming for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses May 7

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    Almost everything in fact so if u have any comments or questions I can help!! Boyfriend/girlfriend trouble? Homework help? Job troubles? I can help
    Omglolhaha15 Omglolhaha15 13-15, T 3 Responses May 14

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    I know I should change my diet and take herbs. But thus far, 4-5 glasses of wine, and netflix is my solution. I'm still a ***** with no sex drive, but at least I stop caring! lol
    amydextrous1 amydextrous1 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    A few times. based on memory left.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    Me right now and the past three day all because you left
    RealorNotReal203 RealorNotReal203 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    I really need a helping hand I'm so emotional
    leon46drago leon46drago 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I talk to myself and I depress from it
    nelizabth292 nelizabth292 13-15, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I personally think I'm at the verge of going insane. I view actions differently than others. For instance most people would think it would be cruel to experiment chemicals on small...
    smartish smartish 18-21, M May 3

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    Nobody actually knows what i think. The Two people i love and can't help but love hurts me all the time. I tried to shut them out and then they automatically thought i hated them...
    classykitty classykitty 16-17, F May 6

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    Is there an easy way to die thats painless and quick. Im sick of life and theres no hope for me
    tec129 tec129 18-21, M 5 Responses May 12

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    I am not sure I think and behave like everyone else, especially in my internal world. My thinking seems to make less sense than it used to, and a part of me feels a little...
    case222 case222 31-35, F 2 Responses May 12

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    My dad hates his in laws. For over years my dad just couldn't seem to see eye to eye with my mom's side. I've never really understood this matter till I hit a certain age. It's...
    AtM123 AtM123 16-17, F May 15

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    My life was like I was in a horror movie before I got on diagnosed.
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    last night all because my tooth was hurting and I never went to a a dentist before I couldn't eat. it's on my eating side bottom left 2nd tooth by the molar. I was on the verge of...
    sarahhoek sarahhoek 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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