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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 38 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was a young teenager I fancied a female. I didn't understand it at all. I realised a few years later it was hormones. And most definitely the devil tormenting me as while I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45, T Oct 12

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    If you wanna change who you are for somethings like money , wealth and popularity it might seem easy NO let me tell you there's gonna be so much pain . 3 word ... please.....stay...
    Yovanna Yovanna 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I just started taking some hormones to deal with the symptoms of menopause. I'm hoping that I can get a good night sleep soon because at night I wake up two or three times and my...
    electric13 electric13 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think I've had PMDD all of my adult life. I cannot take the pill; the side effects are brutal. I'm 44 years old now and, it's getting worse. During ovulation, I'm having such...
    stonecoldsad stonecoldsad 41-45, F Sep 25

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    I've gone no contact for about a month now with only one time i met him and because of the situation i couldn't but talk to him. It is still hard. It reminds me of when i was...
    alogo alogo 26-30 Oct 8

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    Ever sense I was little I always knew death was in the future... Sadly now at 16 I have 5 months I've decided to join the e.p. In search of shedding a little light on subjects that...
    Skatesu Skatesu 22-25 Oct 11

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    Just sitting here wondering if 2015 will be a better year for me. Although it's 2014, part of 2013 was when things started getting ******, it seems as if maybe things may be...
    Here4u72 Here4u72 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 28

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    I was born 4 months severely premature. I do not know a lot about why premature births happen or why I was born premature specifically...but here is where I will try to share...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm Christina. I was diagnosed with type 2. I'm 17 years old and I'm 18 days shy of my 18th birthday. I found out today that I was facing a virus that'll stick with me for the...
    alraised alraised 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I found out 5 years ago and thought my life was over. There was a debate between my girlfriend and I at the time to figure out how or where it came from. Neither of us had...
    Jay020 Jay020 22-25, M 21 hrs ago

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    I am the 24 year old daughter of a narcissistic mother who is attempting to deal with being isolated from 3 of my 4 brothers (all who I love very much) after attempting to go no...
    lksmart89 lksmart89 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I have gone through lots of disappointments lately ( out of job, failed exam, long waiting for pertinent program, being away from my aging parents ). For a very long time my...
    sexysandra sexysandra 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I always said that I wouldn't cry my senior year lol I said I would be so happy to leave high school.. But tonight during one of our last band competitions all of us seniors...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    I'm a survivor of addictions, of rape, sexual abuse, domestic violence.. I lived my life too many sad lonely years seeing myself as a victim.. I've used drugs, alcohol and men to...
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 6 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I had an abortion. I found out I was pregnant on October 16th and had my abortion on October 17th. You never expect it to happen to you. My boyfriend and I always discussed the...
    lovebug200 lovebug200 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Seriously......I've had enough......I can't take any more of his stupid, lame excuses and attempts at guilting me. Am I the only one who sees the ridiculousness in this??? He...
    Babydoll42 Babydoll42 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 5

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    There worst thing I have found through living with Fibromyalgia for years now is the severe loneliness that comes with it. Having to shut people out isolate yourself and keep it...
    Elveee Elveee 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    And lately I'm really struggling. My job felt like the only thing good... And now that's going bad. I feel so happy not being there but I don't think I can just quit and manage...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I'm quite upset with the way I was treated by an Egyptian psychiatrist here in the uk and a British nurse I started seeing a psychiatrist in Bournemouth when I was taken to court...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I thought my ptsd was gone or I was on my way to being ok. It is not that way. Here I am reliving events in my head and potential events that could happen. I feel as if i am going...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I used to be one of those skinny ******* who could eat anything and still be a size zero in juniors. Then I had stomach issues and couldn't eat, so I was put on meds until I was...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    It is easy to feel down and alone when you realize that no one (maybe not even you) really knows you, they only know the version of you that has gone through the anxiety filter...
    Friability Friability 18-21 21 hrs ago

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    Before having my last child, I asked my doctor if he would do a tubal ligation on me. I knew I was a good candidate. More than once child, over the age of 25, and married to a man...
    Momma1985 Momma1985 26-30, F Oct 4

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    As I sit here right now while my wife has gone grocery shopping for the family I think about how blessed I am to have the best wife in the world. We met under somewhat strange...
    handytim59 handytim59 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I am 31 years old now and I have a family of my own and love it but I can't seem to keep a relationship with my parents. My son is 5 years old and neither one of my parents have...
    jcli5092 jcli5092 31-35, M Oct 15

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    I read a poem one which really encapsulates my life. In one part, it goes; Life for me ain't been no crystal stair. It's had tacks in it, And splinters, And boards torn up And...
    EllaRas EllaRas 16-17, F a week ago

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    I've been living in the same city for 5 years and I do not have a single real friend. Absolutely no love life. I have acquaintances but they'd be shocked that I feel like all I can...
    daffyklown daffyklown 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    i have broken school rules and have not listen to my parents so i have gone bad.
    Awol1996 Awol1996 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    Alright kids gather round. I wanna share this story just because it was on my mind. So here goes! Alright so I used to work at a gas station and of course I ran to into some...
    pinkypie5 pinkypie5 22-25, F Sep 30

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    BLESSED SUFFERING When we are suffering, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But it is there. In time, you will get through it, and...
    samemay54 samemay54 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    I'm sure that many people have been through more devastating things, and truly, I am not better than anyone. Yet, I still feel that, from all the things I have been through, it has...
    HeatherMarie14 HeatherMarie14 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    This story is about the church I used to attend when I was a child. The incident supposedly occurred before my family joined the church in the 70's. So I'm not sure of the year...
    paclark paclark 31-35 2 days ago

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    My affair was hot and heavy 10 years ago but we have gone our separate ways. She texted last year to set up a meeting for drinks. All the passion and love quickly returned. we...
    finertings finertings 46-50, M 3 Responses Sep 25

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