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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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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    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 2 Responses 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 51-55, 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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’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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    Related Experiences

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure I'm crazy, the dreams I have, they should not be seen by someone my age. I just wake up with no reaction to how disturbing it was. Its really disgusting...
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M 8 hrs ago

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    It's not a secret, everyone knows, myself included.:P
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Today, I was diagnosed with Duane Syndrome. After 17 long years of wandering what's wrong with me, and why my eyes are so different from other peoples', I finally have closure. I...
    katiebug7 katiebug7 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    I told my older brother i dont think am normal i trust him not to say anything so one weekend i went up to see him after a few drinks i told him i need to see a doctor see if he...
    Kripper252 Kripper252 26-30 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    It was during the summer. I was out of school and house hopping since I had no stable home to go back to. It was a difficult year. I felt like dying every day. I had bouts of...
    starsheepie starsheepie 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My phobia was started when I was in the sixth grade. At two different points in the year, at the exact same time in the morning, and at the exact same spot in front of my locker...
    tn182194 tn182194 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If you think your crazy take acid when you peak have your trip sitter force you to smoke dmt when you breath out have them remind you your looking for an answer then wait when you...
    khenry15 khenry15 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When no one understands you makes you seem like a nut.
    ElSabre101 ElSabre101 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I never thought that it would happen. Especially not like this. I never thought of my family to become a divorced family. It was during my senior year of high school. Just last...
    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I thought my fiancé and I were as safe as could be, I'm on birth control, he used a condom. The condom broke so we went out and bought plan b. I started cramping and bleeding and...
    fresh16 fresh16 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Wake up, Europe, Americas and citizens of all free world !!! Islam and democracy cannot co-exist!! Islam is a political ideology that only wants Sharia laws impose to all - which...
    aloha128 aloha128 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    The thoughts in my head sow my mouth closed Because civilization cant a truth overdose It's simple but true Thoughts that I brew or not normal These thoughts comes from the...
    thetamedbeast thetamedbeast 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Imagine yourself walking through a forest. So far, it had been one straight path until unexpectedly, ahead of you, is a crossroad, two paths, left or right. Your not afraid because...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    I go through it all the time. It hurts. It turns my world black, sometimes for days that feel like they will never end. I have taken meds before which just make my head feel wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    I am here asking for advice, I met my twin flame through work. Both of us females & bisexual - she had a girlfriend, I had a boyfriend. I could tell you the full back story of how...
    Tan4190 Tan4190 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi, I stumbled upon this site while searching ( as iv done thousands of times, for yeeears now) in hopes that I can find some magical supplement to cure the living hell that my...
    Hopelesslyfallen Hopelesslyfallen 31-35, F a week ago

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    I began a low carbohydrate diet after the NewYear, I lost 10 lbs but began to experience Anxiety and paranoia also and after reading some things, I found that I'm not alone. Has...
    Swaansongs Swaansongs 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Is anyone else going through this at the moment? Its like all I want to do is emotionally clear and release till there is nothing there. I've been in it since last year and a few...
    Dana1111 Dana1111 16-17, F Feb 1

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    My father had his left ear pierced in the Navy.(Needless bit of history) When I was 12 everyone was talking about getting their ears pierced, so I started thinking "yeah it would...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    And my boyfriend has gone away for work. I could have gone with him, but I have my cat, so instead, we're having a nice time together alone in our house. :)
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I need some advice or if anyone has gone through this. Recently my boyfriend has just got back from being deployed and is currently home right now. I met him at the airport last...
    eguerrette eguerrette 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I want to have an affair with my sons father, I'm married and me and my husband have been together 6 years. even though I haven't gone through with it. I've been faithful to his...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I'm pretty sure I'm crazy, I may be 15 but the things that go through my head are not normal in any way what so ever.But let's keep it lowkey
    MrBugsyMalone MrBugsyMalone 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    One soul can't live without another? Perfect. What if there are two souls in one body? Those two can exist together and what is more they can love each other. But the things change...
    natalypetrvicki natalypetrvicki 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Though last night a newer friend was talking with me. He told me that he knows I'm going through some heavy ****, but my light never fades. I said thank you, and that I felt...
    Calbie5 Calbie5 36-40, F Jan 27

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    It feels like(I am still in) all the programs and feelings that weren't expressed(energy blocks) are purging away. Everything down to the bone. To when you were born and have some...
    Dana1111 Dana1111 16-17, F Jan 26