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I Have Gone Through Menopause

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 56-60, F 6 Responses Aug 29, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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’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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    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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    Today, it is my boyfriends birthday, I'd better say my ex boyfriend... He broke up with me three days ago. I'm laying in bed, crying every night and in the morning I try to pull...
    mountaindewie mountaindewie 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I really want someone to talk to. I feel kinda depressed right now.
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    way too much rumination going on in my head today. I'm finding myself perplexed.... I need a distraction :-/
    Serendipitydoda Serendipitydoda 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Yesterday I managed to annoy myself with my thoughts. I was sitting an exam and began to think about what annoys me. I came to the conclusion that stupid people **** me off the...
    Samue1White Samue1White 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Not that I am the only person who have gone through problems in life.. But yes they made me more stronger and showed me different perspectives of life... Every problem solving...
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    I don't worry about all the crap I used to carry around that was useless anymore. I'm getting very forgetful. I feel good about letting stuff go, but sometimes I think I'm just...
    lylely81 lylely81 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    "Have I gone mad?" Mad Hatter "I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I will tell you a secret. All the best people are." Alice
    Lelukiki Lelukiki 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I am just so frustrated and angry with myself right now. I have been trying to get to a normal weight and maintain it for YEARS and I just cannot seem to get there. I am stuck on a...
    Robinzasio Robinzasio 41-45, F Aug 23

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    I've been thru soooo much hell my entire life. Especially the last ten years. But the very worst were the last two years. I used to be so strong and such a fighter. So sweet and...
    LongingForLove777 LongingForLove777 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 23

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    My family broke when I was 7 because my dad was abusive had an affair ( several times, in fact I personally think he should be in a mental institution for all the **** he has done...
    Hayden23 Hayden23 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 22

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    Sometimes i legit think i've gone mad.... Pretty sure a lot of college/uni students have had the same experience? D:
    farawayforfartoolong farawayforfartoolong 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I know you may look at me and say.. "Your only 13! How can you be complaining about going through a lot in your life?" Well if you want to know ask me. But i have been through...
    LoveMeNow2002 LoveMeNow2002 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I'm not a victim of loss of property. but my place of employment is most likely burning. we can't even get to it to see. the winds are going to gust up to 50 mph today with already...
    mattzoidhead mattzoidhead 26-30, M Aug 20

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    My best friend is getting married this December and she has just gone through the wedding course. I am blessed that I've been with her from the beginning, in fact, I'm the one that...
    teeekilicious18 teeekilicious18 18-21, F Aug 19

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    I am ranting now cos I am dying from cancer. I was surprised that I didn't cry or freak out after my diagnosis of terminal cancer 2 weeks ago. Instead of trying to preserve my...
    TickleTortureMoi TickleTortureMoi 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    He has 3 shirts tucked into my box....oh i dont want to talk about my other box right now....but my other box. Was made for me...he has it cluttered up with his clothes....I wanted...
    lifealwayschanges lifealwayschanges 41-45, F Aug 18

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    I've been crying for months now (im lying...years) silently. oh, you could never tell by the way i carry on day to day. everything is just peachy over here (its not) today...
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    So much more you learn when you're naked!
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