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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've grown up separately from my Brother and only managed to track him down 3 years ago. We've spent a lot of time on the phone speaking/texting to get to know each other and we've...
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    I was walking through the woods when I saw two king cobra having a brutal fight, I immediately stopped to watch the action, unfortunately I could get on video as my iPhone 6+ was...
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    condoms dont really guarantee protection during sex.. one of my friends was wearing one and got shot by the girls boyfriend
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    if you love clouds and rain, if you see the beauty in nature, if you want to see my life and some of the struggles I've gone through and will go through. follow me: TrippingonTiana...
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    I have discovered the sexual part in me since a very young age .. I used to be turned on when I watch naked women when I was just 6 years old and I thought it was a normal thing...
    evan94 evan94 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    Hi, this is my story about said topic.. thanks for reading, if you stick around to the very end .. it all started when i was about 4. . i "accepted Jesus into my heart", and it...
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    I was depressed in my early 20s and I felt like I could see this bottomless pit I was going to fall into. But it got better. I became a working professional, I have a beautiful...
    hotwasabizen hotwasabizen 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I need help I don't remember anything I lost my memory, who am I what do I do ? Who are my parents, and how did I land on Germany? Every thing is so freakin confusing damn it?
    Aamir316 Aamir316 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Mountain mountain.........
    Lixue Lixue 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I haven't been able to work for two day in a row. I keep pushing myself forward, but I think I've run out of steam. I've gone through all the coping strategies my therapist has...
    mrspleco mrspleco 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i love waving at random people, because i know for the rest of the day they will try figuring out who i was
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So here goes a long story. I'm a 20 year old guy (about to turn 21 in December). I have always gone through life being incredibly self-consious and lacking in confidence/self...
    Shah190 Shah190 22-25 4 days ago

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    my life has been an endless pit that I am always falling deeper into. from a young age my parents divorced, then I started getting bullied a few years later, my grandpa died in...
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I remember back in 2012 that was the year that people believed what the Mayan calendar had predicted about how the calendar was going to end anyway I remember I was going through a...
    Jolietillinois Jolietillinois 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I've gone through life with them, I don't think I'll ever befriend somebody who gets me. Not truly.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    After realizing how much motivation I've lost to direct myself into setting goals, I looked up "how to change your core beliefs" as if I'm a robot, programmed into transforming my...
    blazinbree blazinbree 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Last night before bed I watched "Mocking Jay Pt. 1". That night I had a dream I was doing a viral promo to the whole world regarding an awakening Video to all angels world wide...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I have a lower back tattoo...I know I know exactly what you are thinking... tramp stamp..yes, however I was young and back when I was 18 it was definitely the "in" thing. I have...
    BeachBumMom BeachBumMom 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I laugh a lot and act extremely crazy. That's who I am but right now I may be going overboard. You won't understand exactly what I mean unless you witness it. But it's how I've...
    Elliearellano Elliearellano 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    got so drunk i had to hold onto the ground to keep myself from falling off the earth
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 24

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    My Name is ****** ******. I'm 14 and My mother has Personality Disorder (PD) and my father has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Both my parents are also alcoholics along with...
    sophieharperlee sophieharperlee 18-21, F Jul 24

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    I have a crush on a close friend. Even though I know nothing could ever happen.
    JustHereForThePie JustHereForThePie 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I guess it's not a secret anymore now ??
    wunderluv wunderluv 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    i feel good around people who are as weird as me .. I am asking all the people out there , do u feel the same way??
    chaoticthoughts chaoticthoughts 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 23

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    Let me rephrase this, I'm convinced I have gone mad.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I've done the face-to-face in person relationship enough times now to know the person for me isn't here. I've gone through some rough patches in the past year and a lot of people...
    Chris1510VA Chris1510VA 22-25, M Jul 22

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