Just When You Start To Think You May Be At The Other End.........

United States
March 30, 2007 10:17am CST
My hormones started to shift and I was officially Peri-Menopausal, with night sweats and such at around 41. At 47 they changed the determination to menopausal - no more peri for me - hot flashes, night sweats, longer and longer fluctuation in my 'schedule', etc. This year (come September) I will be 49. The last 4 months have been mild hot flashes, infrequent night sweats and Nothing Else. Yesterday, cramping and a few indeterminant spots (had them before - no big deal) 2AM this morning - OMG! I'm dying here! Ya know - I really am looking forward to the end of this.....
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@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I'm 38 and I entered that lovely Peri state last year. It was very nice to let me skip one month and then have two the next, in time for my birthday. Oh yes what a wonderful way to have your biological clock start ticking like mad. Now I deal with the hot flashes, the night sweats, the moodiness...and still have the monthly cylce with it all. I'm in that lovely middle ground that gets it all and it's miserable. Worst because I haven't had any kids my clock is saying I have to have them or it won't happen at all. I know I'm in no position to have kids, I know this logically but I see the clothes or other things at stores and I just want to have one. I'll be glad when it's all over and done with as well. At least it will be over but until then I just have to suffer.
• United States
31 Mar 07
soy - take lots of soy - soy milk is saving my evil life! I use some of the OTC suppliments that have soy in them as well. No HRT, just the suppliments to help out a little. this 'becoming a crone thing' is seriously the pits a large part of the time. I don't have any either - and at nearly 49 whenever I get the urge to even consider it I go out our front door - the woman across the street has a HERD of screaming, out of control kids - like 6 of them - after a few minutes I'm all over that 'desire'.
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@emeraldisle (13158)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Hehe well I help to raise my neice so that helps at times. She kind of reminds me that I'm not really cut out to have a child, for a variety of reasons. There are times I wish I did but over all I know it's not something for me. Unfortunatly I can't drink any type of milk much. It doesn't agree with me. Even soy milk although not as much as regular milk. As a baby I had to be on goat's milk but I had trouble even with that but not as much.
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• United States
15 May 07
Have you tried organic milk fat-free and tasty ? I cannot tolerate soy, it is from a bean but my bloodtype and ovarian cyst do not tolerate the Estrogen rush; therefore I stay away from it. Anyway, goats milk seems so hard on the digestive system and very fattening, so I would try for the calcium at least, organic fat-free milk. Same cow much different eating regimen . . .
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• United States
25 May 07
I think I may be post menopausal although I'm not sure of the difference between post and full blown menopause. Anyway, my periods are so sporatic. Some months I just spot; as soon as I put on a pad the bleeding stops. Which that upsets me because I'm wasting them. And some months I bleed so heavy it soaks through the pad, which we all know can be very embarrassing when you're at work or somewhere in public. I don't seem to have the hot flashes and night sweats. I am ready to get this over with too. If I'm going to stop having a period, then let it stop already.
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• United States
4 Jun 07
that's either pari or 'pre' menopausal - if you were Post you'd be all done - something to be looked forward to - sigh the night sweats and hot flashes happen as you get farther into it - believe me, you will know when they arrive - hang in there - I went through the 'mighty red river' when this first started too - not only Not Fun but there's not much the docs can do other than a D&C to 'see if it helps' - sometimes it does but not always
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
3 Apr 07
oh i agree this stage of our reproductive life sucks..i asked my husband for a hysterectomy for christmas but it wasnt under the tree...his classic response to my womanly complaints is the Eve should have never ate the apple...good thing i love him....
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• United States
4 Apr 07
just remind him of that if he starts having trouble with 'andropause' (that's the boy's version where the hormone level drops and he has to get HRT - depo testosterone shots are not 'pleasant' - the liquid is a thick oil and its a deep intramuscular injection) My hubby is Very Supportive, I give him his HRT shots for his andropause. ;)