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I Have Gone Through Menopause

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have gone threw rape, bad childhood, betrayal of friends, and most recently lost my boyfriend well he decided to end things after 2 years, I feel so alone and I cant stop feeling...
    Elisa098 Elisa098 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 3

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    My wife is 12 years older than me, been married 14 years, and we've had kids. She was a virgin till she was in her early 30's. She refuses to see a Dr about menopause. She's been...
    BeenthereDonethat39 BeenthereDonethat39 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I have written a couple of things on old age, and so I will continue now. Women. You will grow a mustache, and you will get chin hairs, and you will get the occasional long hair...
    kathouse68 kathouse68 66-70, F Nov 9

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    I've gone to bed with a *****
    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am so upset. I had a friend oh my what a wonderful friend. she hugged me when I feel, laughed at my jokes and helped me stop cutting. when she grew farther apart and got a new...
    thelonelyconfused thelonelyconfused 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think we've all been at this point in our lives at one point or another. Whether it's now or in the past. However, for me, this is how I feel every single day when I go to bed...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Im so **** at my lover, I have argue with him all day, sure I'm still mad, but I also want to be around him. but I don't... I'm confused...
    sealedfresh sealedfresh 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Not as much as some. But recurring like them. Became glad for broken trailer. And disability pay. Didnt bring ok. But got me through bad symptoms. Stronger...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    going to school ,wearing a beautiful smile, full of excitement , holding a breath for a seconds before entering my room.listening well to the lesson ,answering those questions...
    davinesarah davinesarah 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am a mom of two boys 7 - 8 next month and 6 my ex left me and them in may 2011 for two years he lied cheated stole didnt call or barely come see them backed out of promises one...
    lonelydove12 lonelydove12 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Yes! Bonkers!! Truly. But, all the best people are ;)
    wanderingfalcon wanderingfalcon 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Mandatory military service for two years, then I actually volunteered to train for another 2 years....-_- sad to say I hated most of it. But the food was good...well, the food we...
    jjangjae jjangjae 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I am NOT ASHAMED! And I never will be. I was a Prophetess and He create them as bold. He gives them boldness. I WILL NEVER, EVER BE ASHAMED! I will not. Please talk to your family...
    TracyNovember62014 TracyNovember62014 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I work with endocrinology patients. This may help some of you, so I would like to put it out there.I would like to take a moment to share a new research article with you that...
    kmr9346 kmr9346 22-25, F Nov 19

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    Hi all!I would like to take a moment to share a new research article with you that highlights the connection between thyroid inflammation (autoimmune thyroid diseases like...
    kmr9346 kmr9346 22-25, F Nov 19

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    I have been this way since I was 12 Yrs old, due to my parents divorcing and me having to live in 2 other towns at different times. I became suicidal at age 15 and that lasted up...
    psychologicallydamaged psychologicallydamaged 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    My name is Celina. My recruit (Larry) left on Oct 27th. It was one of the hardest days I have ever gone through. Larry and I have been together for two amazing years. When he...
    CelinaH1907 CelinaH1907 18-21, F Nov 16

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    I know, that's not supposed to be possible. People say it's not possible, that I'm deluding myself. I'm looking for a way out, I secretly hate her, we must have a sexless...
    roykirk roykirk 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My family drives me to the point of suicide. I know that suicide is selfish, and I'd never commit suicide. but they think I'm being manipulative, the moment I say how I feel, after...
    Luckycharm2014 Luckycharm2014 18-21, F Oct 31

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    Hello, I am a 21 year old girl who can proudly say that one year and 7 days ago I made the decisions to finally be strong and leave my abusive boyfriend. This is not the easiest...
    brittany122 brittany122 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 6

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    I met this guy more than a year ago. He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm...
    ciarawinner ciarawinner 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 10

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    He is my first born. He has always been my heart; my number one ace. These days have been challenging. He's of course gone through some teenage challenges and wandered through...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    I met my best friend, lets call him 'Tom' for privacy reasons, about 3 months ago. We had started talking properly when I was taken to hospital from a mental breakdown and self...
    kat248 kat248 13-15, F Nov 18

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    I'm only 20 and I feel I've been through hell in my life when I was younger I was emotionally and physically abused I've never felt loved or cared for until I met my husband in our...
    mzk94 mzk94 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When I self-pleasure, it requires a mental element in order to have any level of success. This manifests as imagery or meditation, the playing out of a scene in my mind; there is a...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F Nov 2

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    So today I got a letter and it wasn't positive at all. He told me he's super depressed and stressed. I feel so helpless because I can't be there to comfort him or call him and tell...
    rachelmarie28 rachelmarie28 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 6

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    I met this guy more than a year ago. He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm...
    kerencc11 kerencc11 26-30, F Nov 11

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    I met this guy more than a year ago. He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm...
    kerencc11 kerencc11 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    I don't know what to do.....my husband and I have been married 4 years. we have one son together and he has a son from a previous marriage. this woman takes any chance she can to...
    shortness07 shortness07 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Your bad break ups.. Might not seem so bad after years have gone by. When you meet someone that loves you more then you thought you could ever be loved. Never say never!
    leyla29 leyla29 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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    well the reason i've never dated anyone is because the schools i went to all had really mean students that bullied me all the time mainly because i have long hair, have acne, and...
    viper1024 viper1024 16-17, M 6 days ago

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