menopause, what has been your experience.

@ebberts (786)
United States
August 20, 2006 10:41am CST
I would like to know what problems others may be having with menopause, will you share your experiences? Mine have not been nice, as I'm sure alot of your's haven't, I getting really tired of 2 periods a month. How about you?
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@jannes (103)
• South Africa
20 Aug 06
O gosh I dont know, Who else can say what is happening with a person, I have been sterilised and not drinking any more the Pill, since then I have this terrible pains all over, Can that be natural.
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• United States
7 Oct 06
Please, please go to the doctor!!! Fibroid tumors, ovarian cysts, or even worse problems could be causing you pain. Find a good ob/gyn..do NOT wait on this. If you are sterilized (ie tubes tied, etc) you might want to see if you have an ecoptic pregnancy- I have known a few people that thought they were fixed- and they ended up in the hospital. It could even be your gallbladder or appendix. Please be safe and take it easy.
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
9 Oct 06
I went through early menopause - in my late 30's and it just dragged on forever it seemed. Then just 6 months after I had my last period it was found I had a heart condition (aged 46). Doctor put me on hormone replacement therapy which I had refused all those years earlier, and ended up getting periods erratically again. Not happy so I only stayed on it for a couple of years and decided that enough was enough. Somehow managed to survive since then and still get the occassional hot flush but I can put up with them. Good luck.
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@ctodd75 (31)
• United States
7 Oct 06
Well, my experience started when I was 25- I had to have a hysterectomy. Even though my ovaries were half of the problem, my doctor left them in. A year later, I had to have them removed also. I was in pre-menopause before the ovaries came out due to one of them shutting down (something about it went into shock). I have been menopausal for five years now. I noticed when I am not on my estrogen, life sucks pretty big. Obviously, I do not have periods any more (yay- I can wear white all the time!! :) ) but some times, I still have the phantom cramp pains. I notice now my hair is more brittle, my nails break regularly, and my mood (even with estrogen and Zoloft) swings on a pretty irregular basis. Also, regarding physical activity with my husband? It really depends on the day. One day, I am happy, the next, if he even looks at me funny, I just want to clobber him. Beyond that, I feel better than I ever have in my life. I spend more time with my daughter (I was not able to due to having sooo much pain before the surgery) and am a lot more relaxed about life. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me- I understand the unknown can be pretty scary (and painful, full of problems, etc. lol). Been there, still doing that. :)
@beebob (64)
• United States
20 Aug 06
bad....
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• United States
20 Aug 06
I have not yet gone through menopause. (pregnant actually) however, my mother in law was struggling with her menopause. She now uses a botanical progesterone cream. Have you heard of this idea? It has helped her tremendously.