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I don't recognize myself


Monday, November 04, 2013

I realized recently that I have gone through Menopause with the hot flashes and weird body changes and crazed emotions, etc. , in record time. Either that or my body is just freaking out. I feel more calm than before....I don't feel like my emotions are flailing out of control...I feel more even keel. Before I was up and down and up and down...a doctor even gave me the name of a Psychiatrist and used the word Manic (I have a friend that has manic depression and it's very difficult for her, so I'm not making fun). I had light headed spells and thought I was going to pass out. And now...there seems to be a calm Of course that makes me think of the eye of a storm. I didn't realize mid 40s was old enough to go through menopause.

Anyhoo, maybe this is the beginning of the rest of my life. emoticon

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KERRYG155 11/5/2013 9:05AM

    In my mid 40's I mentioned that to my doctor and he said I was too young. All those years in practice and what does he know? I certainly hope it's not the eye of the storm but the calm after. I have had some brief periods of possible hot flashes, but nothing like I've seen in some of my friends. Hope your calm stays around.

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GAYLLYNNE 11/5/2013 7:04AM

    Been there, done that but....did you tell your Dr. you are losing weight. Our fat cells hold estrogen. If we start losing large amounts of weight we release that into our bodies and we can have those symptoms. Good luck to you, you'll get through this, I promise!

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MARTHROID 11/5/2013 6:29AM

    SUSANBEAMON, your description sounds exactly like me. I started about the same time and couldn't sleep well because I'd wake up blazing hot and sweating like crazy…felt I needed a shower constantly. Depression, anxiety, etc. I am so sorry yours lasted so long. Mine feels like its over, but my sister told me to "just wait". So..uh oh. emoticon

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POPSY190 11/5/2013 1:54AM

    Take care! Everyone is different and experiences different symptoms. Hope you are over the worst of it.

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SUSANBEAMON 11/5/2013 1:21AM

  I entered perimenopause at 42. hot flashes from hell. depression due to bad sleep due to night sweats. went on HRT for the nest 20 years. doing the hot flashes and night sweats now, but they are nothing like what they were before.

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MARTHROID 11/4/2013 10:57PM

    Thanks, DIBANANA. My doc was going to give me meds for hot flashes (hormones), but I said, "hotflashes don't hurt even though they are annoying", so I didn't take meds either. I'm glad to hear that you didn't have any problems. There's hope!

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DIBANANA 11/4/2013 10:44PM

  I was in menopause at 50. I was lucky in that I had hot flashes for a while and that was it. My female gynecologist did not give me any hormones and I have never had any and had no problems. I hope it all works out for you.

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