Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    http://health.clevelandclinic.

    org/2014/01/greater-number-diseases-now-attributed-to-smoking/
    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    So I ran away a couple of days ago, and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    yeah its not OK that whenever someone tries to give me a high five or a hug, I flinch because I'm afraid that they're going to hit me...
    mightymouse69 mightymouse69 16-17, F Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Like crazy. A few times. The last time was really stressful, it was really getting to me, but then suddenly I had a realization about my craziness (I don't remember what it was...
    Biaa Biaa 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well not a vibrating one, but I have teamed it up with a bullet vibe in the past that has the control on a wire. I would alternate the speed of the vibrations throughout the day...
    wobble73 wobble73 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Mad, psycho, creepy, je ne sais quoi. I don't quite know how to explain it. My attraction. There is no casual dating when it comes to me. I can't pick and choose. I don't meet...
    LifeIsBeatingMe LifeIsBeatingMe 26-30, M Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I can't tell the differences between reality and dreams sometimes. I'll ask someone about an experience that felt entirely real to me, and then they deny it ever happening...
    aliiceblue aliiceblue 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have found a way to overthink every single thing in my life. Once I feel relieved from one situation, I become anxious about another!
    rocky39580 rocky39580 18-21, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Now these days, I think I have lost my inhibitions of my mind. I want to drive really fast in streets, I blow all my money just because, I did my GF in Wal-Mart, and I almost drank...
    GunWarrior GunWarrior 18-21, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Time to drink some water and go to sleep after the embrace of a good book. If you walked with me today thank you. I know I have been an in your face handful. I appreciate you...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F Feb 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 49 and in perimenopause. June will be one year will no period. I do experience cramps but that's about it. I am lucky in that I don't really get hot flashes or night...
    minuet1965 minuet1965 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm 22 and I work as a teacher. Today I bought the toy "my little pony" for my collection. Now I'm super duper happy☺️ Others think that I should be more serious, but it's who...
    idontknowtf idontknowtf 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    the word "sad" can't even describe me anymore
    societykillss societykillss 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For my friend. She is the cutest and hottest thing I've ever wanted to get into. She is on my mind constantly. I wonder how she tastes? Can't wait to make her mine. And she will...
    loczgrl loczgrl 22-25, F 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My wife is going craZy and I don't know what to do. She doesn't trust me
    happiness1973 happiness1973 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I went with my friends and we saw and met and made friends with ao many people they were really nice we all shared a love for animals and i felt right at home that really helped me...
    PhoenixTalon04 PhoenixTalon04 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hm, today a guy was staring in the class. First I thought that he was fitting me in the back of a selfie. Then every time I looked to his side, he turned his eyes, trying to...
    imandynation imandynation 13-15, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My stories pretty interesting. I hope your a good listener!
    ninibae ninibae 13-15, F Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    We all know what that means :)
    CjEntingh CjEntingh 16-17, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    22 years old. Already gone through menopause, why not also go through thyroid disease as well to really make me feel like I am in my 60's. The only young part about me is the way I...
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My story is a long one. I was diagnosed with Achalasia in 1990 at 6 years old. Long before all of the keyhole entry surgeries were created. It took 8 months and dozens of trips to...
    livingtestimony83 livingtestimony83 31-35, F 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well, the title says it all. I am in desperate need of advise. My mother was narcissistic and abusive (and only those who have gone through that as well can know what I'm talking...
    kat1wabash kat1wabash 18-21, F Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    okay so.. i'm young. and i've done things, been through things. my life wasn't the best. i drink, smoke, have sex, i cheated... don't think i did these things because i want to be...
    angelgoinghome angelgoinghome 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My first time writing. Because I hid my problem for so many years, I became a shamed of what went on at home. Since I was young my father would constantly complain and yell at my...
    mukullama4 mukullama4 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    For the wounded, the damaged, the broken. There is a dignity and a wisdom that only those who have gone through intense pain, physical or emotional, know.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    In this world we all have choices. The choices we make can dictate how our lives will play out in the future. I believe one of the most important choices we all make is whether...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M Feb 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    'notallscarscanbeseen' very very very nice lady but have gone through many difficulties in her young age i miss her so much but removed from her circle because in the beginning we...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M Feb 19

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't know how to explain what it is like to pretty much go through menopause at the age of 19. Then finding out there is a 5% chance in your life time that you will get pregnant...
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So my pair of earphones have gone worse now. I had a worse sleep and it was only about an hour. I'm so tired. I'm not sure what to do. I've received two pairs in a month. The pair...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel