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I Have Gone Through Menopause

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    cronin43 cronin43 51-55, F Mar 14

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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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    Related Experiences

    Everyone goes through bad experiences, but are we just looking at it from the wrong perspective? Whenever somebody asks about my childhood or my current living events (referring...
    zzamara zzamara 16-17, F Aug 2

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    A SERIOUS MATTER NOT WORTH JOKING AROUND! It’s easy to see a person so bubbly, energetic, humorous and alive, thinking ‘wow that person has it all, a great life’ maybe they...
    imperfectedsoul imperfectedsoul 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I may be young but i have been through alot. Ive been through heart break. Deaths in the family. My mom remarried. I was molested by two men in my family. I have had boyfriends who...
    mar1015 mar1015 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    :) on the outside but :( in the inside!I've been through a lot of pain physically as well as psychologically so i've been through hell and been through a lot more than a average 21...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    My story is extremely complicated, but quite interesting if you erase all the negatives....I am from a mixed heritage and was born to a catholic mother and Jewish father. When I...
    londongirl98 londongirl98 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I'm one of then people that had landed into the role of councillor among my friends... I don't mind, looking out for everyone, listening to there problems all the time...
    Charcaine Charcaine 18-21, F Jul 25

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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...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Being bullied in Hong Kong being forced to stoop to a Chinese persons level. Wasting my childhood having temper tantrums and letting my autism control me. Flying too much and...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Aug 6

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    Let's see. I nearly died within a week of being born, my skull decided to try and close in on its self as i did not have a soft spot. When i got the chickenpox as a child, i was...
    Anth9012 Anth9012 22-25, M Aug 8

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    im seeing how long i can go with out wanking but its hard
    catxxxman23 catxxxman23 22-25 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Sometimes God give you no other option but to make you stronger :)
    LoverBoyMike LoverBoyMike 18-21, M Jul 27

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    But I'm getting a lot better..(:
    suicidalprincesss suicidalprincesss 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    You call me arrogant. Is that not merely a judgement? Who are you to judge me as arrogant, because I do not speak to you, because I prefer to sit alone, because I am broken...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F Jul 29

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    Dear ----, I am writing to express my confused feelings about our relationship. I know we have gone through a lot in the past two years and we have both felt like there was no...
    ILoveYouVeryMuch ILoveYouVeryMuch 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    After hearing the news of Robin Williams I have done some looking at myself. I am very ashamed to admit I have thought about suicide way too much. I really don't think I could do...
    ballen0420 ballen0420 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    About 4 years ago I went to my GP with an annoying pain in my left side. I was sent for an xray which showed small ovarian cysts. I told the GP I didnt think this was the cause of...
    mrsminxster mrsminxster 51-55, F 10 hrs ago

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    This is my first post on EP. I'm so glad I found this app! :) I was diagnosed with Adult ADHD (predominantly inattentive) in the summer of 2011. My first experience with...
    I4n3 I4n3 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 23

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    Do u ever just sit and wonder about other people?? Like their life, what they've gone through etc. Sometimes I just watch people and think hmm I wonder what they've gone through...
    bR0k3nWings bR0k3nWings 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My aunt has fibromyalgia and about a month ago I started getting pain that got really bad in the course of a week. It started at the bottom of my feet and slowly worked all the way...
    searchingfar searchingfar 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just astral travelled for the first time in a while. As I was dosing off felt the usual feelings of sleep paralysis I was a bit awkward separating from my body but managed in the...
    beanabus beanabus 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I just astral travelled for the first time in a while. As I was dosing off felt the usual feelings of sleep paralysis I was a bit awkward separating from my body but managed in the...
    beanabus beanabus 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I just astral travelled for the first time in a while. As I was dosing off felt the usual feelings of sleep paralysis I was a bit awkward separating from my body but managed in the...
    beanabus beanabus 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    I love Lebron James. He's gone through a lot of struggles in his life and he over came them all to be the player and father he is today. I admire his play on the court every time...
    Nothing123456789101112 Nothing123456789101112 16-17, M Aug 1

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    Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. - Will Rogers
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    Been with him since we were 17 years old... That's 14 years with him! He wasn't diagnosed until 5 years ago though! I now see that my life is the same as many other wives on here...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The fire is calming it reminds me who I am, and about all the things I've gone through, that I survived and I'm stronger
    HeadStrongPro HeadStrongPro 16-17, M 2 days ago

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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...
    Iamsasha Iamsasha 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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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...
    JumpingTomatoes JumpingTomatoes 16-17 Jul 30

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    Her essence, you ask? Graceful like the smell of lust and desire. Oh god, is our fire hot! Not to mention it's uncommon fuel, which is our inability to have each other. Well, you...
    ReMaxius ReMaxius 18-21, M Aug 5

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    Hi I am nearly eight-teen I know I may be young, but I was just wondering if anyone has gone though anything similar or could help me. I know everyone is different in there own...
    Dizzy196 Dizzy196 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    So there were these two co-workers that were nearing the end of a rough week at work, and they wanted nothing more than to blow off some steam after their shift ended, which meant...
    biggunsatx biggunsatx 36-40, M Aug 13

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    http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.in/2013/05/depression-part-two.html?m=1 This is so me! Haven't found the corn yet. Anyone gone through this and out? Gosh tell me how? xP
    SecretsOut14 SecretsOut14 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have been in an online relationship for 3 years with this guy who lives in New York (I live in Egypt btw) We used to see each other on a virtual game called YoWorld. We were so...