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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Throw all the ill-advised things I've done in the past together and even I can admit things don't look that... sane. What can one do about the past though, except try to straighten...
    morea morea 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Read the title and get on from not everyone goes through some dark times sooner then others but still you behave to embrace the meaning of life in each and every one of his kids
    jitterbug9 jitterbug9 18-21, M Dec 11

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    I have had couple of times frustrated could not figure way out, most of the time it happens when I can't find my way out. During that time spent thinking, I have hunch of 'doubt...
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    I love her so deep and emtionally,but today she made me so upset and steress about somthing that really kill me,I have decided to berak up but I dont know how I am going to live...
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    It's midnight and I'm smoking weed whilst listening to some pretty dark music. I can't help but feel pensive and at peace. The girl I'm sleeping with keeps texting me, says she...
    Xellix Xellix 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    when I get really upset and angry. or when someone really hurts me (mentally or physically) I break down, cry. then my mind forgets things. like.. what just happened. why I was...
    Krisxo Krisxo 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I'm right so often I think I'm crazy
    ForbiddenSubmissive1 ForbiddenSubmissive1 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I wonder just how much hurt and emotional pain the human heart can actually take...before it just ceases to beat.
    tenderhearted1 tenderhearted1 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 15

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    It happend again. I opened, thought it would work. Ofcourse not. Im so sad, just kill me before i lay eggs
    Pot1023 Pot1023 13-15, M Dec 15

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    It happens more often then not now. Falling asleep late with tears and a broken packed away heart. I tell myself not to get attached again, but when I wake up, I can't help but do...
    LoneFox29 LoneFox29 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 16

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    And NUMEROUS times ! Yes still do !
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F Dec 16

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    Three days in a row ...
    Bagh8 Bagh8 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Any tips on how to get your ex back if they say they dont want to ever get back with you? I try to move on but i dream of him every night. I am afraid to fall asleep because of the...
    GhostGirl97 GhostGirl97 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    well I just took the argument. ha ha I win I do like coffee more than tea
    wigglemuch wigglemuch 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    drawmysmile drawmysmile 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    as i told you in my previous content that i am going to share my experience about the self-made so called gods of india soooo here it is...... i was tooo young at that time almost...
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    I am 21 years old. When I was 15, I had 3 surgeries on my left ankle- 3 arthroscopic debridements of the joint, one Modified Brattstrom (sp) ligament weave, and one to clean out a...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F Dec 8

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    I am 21 years old. When I was 15, I had 3 surgeries on my left ankle- 3 arthroscopic debridements of the joint, one Modified Brattstrom (sp) ligament weave, and one to clean out a...
    CountryQueen623 CountryQueen623 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    And I still stay on my grind! Everyday is a struggle, but I ain't giving up anytime soon. Bahleeee dat! TAKE NO DAYS OFF
    TNDO95 TNDO95 18-21, M Dec 11

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    So many people have gone through so much ****; physical abuse, teasing, being forced to take care of people who don’t appreciate it. I know so many people who have had it worse...
    cme4u cme4u 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Yep, had one for going on a year now. Her name is V. Yes, just the letter. And I have to say, she has been a great help with the problems I have gone through this past year. So...
    CrowCypher CrowCypher 18-21, M Dec 3

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    Everyone who has an actual conversation with me tells me that they trust me and either say or imply that they are comfortable speaking to me. Please do not get me wrong; I truly...
    kimb27 kimb27 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    Been a recent thing. Started 3 months or so ago... My first anxiety attack was in my psychology class. We were learning about depression, and psychological disorders, phobias, etc...
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    I've got a small tattoo on my 21st birthday. The tattoo is the letter of my name and also his name. I've spent quite a long time thinking about it before going to the tattoo club...
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    A few years ago, I moved from the east coast of the United States to the southwest to go back to university after taking a year long break from school, and I didn't know a single...
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    Have you ever gone to someone needing help and support and find out instead that they are betraying you? That while they said they wanted to support you and help you, they instead...
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    It's been going on for a long time, and usually when I'm in bed late at night. I have several unresolved issues from my past that, sadly enough, might remain that way. The...
    mike584 mike584 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    I can't figure out my feelings. I don't know if I'm happy or sad. The amount of stuff that I've gone through this year is what some people go through in a traumatic lifetime. But...
    Emilia0659 Emilia0659 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 10

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