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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 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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    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have been to emotional hell and back. I have been cheated on, used, abused mentally, and stabbed in the back by "friends", But I will not be a bitter women like I used to be. I...
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    You beat my mother up whilst she was pregnant with me & screamed that you didn't want a baby. I was born on the 5th of February 1994 and for a second, you had changed your mind. So...
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    Iv been.. Abused sexually, Mentally abused, Physically abused, Lied too, Left alone, Sworn at, Degraded by words, Told I am ugly, Bullied, Not loved, Beaten, All this pain had...
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    Sometimes God give you no other option but to make you stronger :)
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Hello! I'm Kristina, I'm 18 years old. In February this year I was diagnosed Swyer syndrome. Although I'm trying to get used to require me to help people who know I'm going through...
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    I gone through so much of experiences of my whole life. Not all are good. A lot of good also. I learned many things from my experiences. Still I never feel bad for any time. Been...
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    That does not necessarily mean I deliberately go out ever time it pours but many times I have gone out for a walk or a bike ride and if I planned to go somewhere I don't stop for...
    Canuck05 Canuck05 41-45, M Jul 22

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    My husband and I have been married 18 years. We were married young (19) and under stressful circumstances (we were broke up when I found out I was pregnant). We have had a very...
    iheartmybabies iheartmybabies 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    This is massively true, well apart from the fact I don't think I have any. I have some 'friends' but are they true friends? probably not. And considering my age (25), this probably...
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    I’ve been a girl for nearly a year and I feel I’m the happiest girl who has ever lived. I know it’s not true, but it does describe how I feel. If I’d had to go on as a boy...
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    My family has a history of diseases, especially cancer. These diseases were what left my mother and her siblings orphans at young ages. I knew that one of my grandparents was...
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    Help/advice needed from other twins who have been through this. Entering very testing times. I'm not too sure what I'm meant to do now...I feel internal chaos. A year and a half...
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    I am only 18 but I have been through a lot. I have attended my fair share of funerals and I have disorders, I have had cancer scares also . I see myself as strong and I love to...
    mckenziegibson mckenziegibson 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    HerSuitIsMe HerSuitIsMe 31-35, F Jul 4

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    I was diagnosed with chronic insomnia at the age of 13. The longest I have gone without sleep is 6 days, I was 16. On day 6 I was taken to the ER and my parents were told that they...
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