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5/15/12 1:52 P

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Hi There,
You and I share the same feelings completely on this matter :-) Well I guess the good news is we don't let the hot flashes get to us during the day! Hope you have a great day!

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5/15/12 12:49 P

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I'm 55, and I think the waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep is the worst. I have some hot flashes during the day, but they are tolerable. The lack of sleep however, it makes it difficult to get up in the morning (and I'm a morning person).

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5/14/12 4:44 P

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Hi,
Thanks for all the information. I appreciate it. I too am 51 years old and have been about 7 months without cycle but suffer from all the same symptoms you have described! Wow you do a lot of exercise!!! You go girl :-)

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5/14/12 4:11 P

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Hello !

I can not say for certain if I am 'done' yet or not. I turned 51 in January and have had 2 periods this year, last one was in March, whether it will return or not is anyone's guess.

I exercise, probably in some people's views, a bit too much. I did 140 minutes on my elliptical on Saturday, and today so far have done 33 minutes on my recumbent bike, 90 on the elliptical and have to go to the bank shortly which will yield me another close to 2 miles of walking.

I am a vegan, eat no sugar and take lots of supplements including herbs for menopause, but..........my worst symtoms are painful sex, nite sweats and non stop flashing. I already have insomnia for close to 30 years, but I would say it has probably gotten worse due to waking up with a wet gown and pillow. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

'Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance. There is something so dreadful in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power' .........Cardinal John Henry Newman.


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5/14/12 4:02 P

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Oh gosh, no, I was hoping once I get to actual menopause it would calm down. Do you exercise? I do exercise a lot and I am hoping that will help out as well! Congrats on going so long without a binge!!

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5/14/12 2:50 P

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I am having a really hard time of it.

It started in the spring of 2006 and gets worse with each year.

I get so many hot flashes, I am up to sometimes 10 per hour, plus constant nite sweats. I hate the feeling of being so off balanced, burning hot then ice cold, only to repeat itself sometimes only 10 minutes later. So I don't know if I am coming or going.

It sucks !!! emoticon

'Animals have done us no harm and they have no power of resistance. There is something so dreadful in tormenting those who have never harmed us, who cannot defend themselves, who are utterly in our power' .........Cardinal John Henry Newman.


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5/13/12 9:18 P

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Thanks and great information. I look forward to the post!

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BHRT = Bio-identical Hormone Replacement is IN! Some docs don't know much about it, tho. Also Bhrt is MUCH SAFER and more EXACTING than the other.

I'm not on it, yet. What I did was called the local pharmacies and asked which Docs prescribe BHRT. They gave me some good answers. And a bit more info. I will eventually post on this....


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Thank you all for your input. I'll still speak to my doctor, when I can get in to see her about it. She's not an OBGYN, so she may not be able to answer a lot of my questions, but I can give it a shot.

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I asked my doctor for hormone replacement because I had a lot of PM symptoms but she wouldn't do it. I think the trend has been to just deal with it. However, we found that when it comes to libido at this time of life, it helps to take your time, enjoy lots of foreplay, and a lubricant help.


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5/13/12 11:08 A

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I feel your pain :-) we will get through this!

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So, I probably need to talk to my doctor about it, although they don't really recommend estrogen replacement therapy anymore do they? So it may be something I just need to get used to. Not fun. emoticon

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5/12/12 10:25 P

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Hi Julie,
Yes I have the same not in the mood problem! It changed for me when I went into Peri-menopause! I can relate.

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5/12/12 9:46 P

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No you are NOT the only one. It is a common condition during this Season. Remedies????
According to my notes, too little Estrogen causes low libido AND too much Progesterone.

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Sorry, I was just hoping that maybe someone else has had this problem and maybe have a remedy or something. Maybe it's just me. emoticon

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Ah SHAWFAN, should we start another Topic called, "In the Mood?" emoticon

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I'm not really certain that I am in PM, since I haven't experienced any hot flashes. In fact, I'm almost always cold. Could be due to the fact that I no longer have my thyroid and am taking Synthroid. My Endocrinologist agrees with this.
What I'm not happy about is the fact that I'm not interested in sex with dh. It's not that he is overly worried about it, especially since we have a house full of people and never seem to find the right time together, but I'm worried about it. I'm just not "in the mood" whenever we do have time together. Anyone else have this difficulty?

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I am in agreement with all of you. The worst part for me is not sleeping because I keep waking up soaking wet from the night sweats. I don't like the hot flashes during the day but just try to ignore them and keep busy. It is by far the nights that are so rough. I am wondering too when I can see some changes. I am about 7 months without the moon flu (My cycle) so hoping maybe I will have less of this once I hit full menopause!!

Hope you all have a cool day today,

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The worst part of perimenopause....... is not knowing when it's going to be over!

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I agree about the sleeplessness. I don't have a problem actually falling asleep in the first place...but, if I happen to wake up at all during the night, I can NEVER get back to sleep. It doesn't matter how early or late I might wake up.....falling back to sleep just doesn't happen. If I happen to then get up and go to the couch, sometimes that helps. It means I might actually sleep a tiny bit more, or I'm then awake and on the computer..... emoticon ...depends on what time it is.

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5/9/12 9:49 P

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I am also quite grateful for the team!

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For me? It is the uncertainty, the Unknown, the fatigue.

SOOOO glad I found This Team!!

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Laura, I agree with you! Although since I've been exercising regularly and a lot, insomnia is not a problem. Until I wake up with a hot flash!

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I agree, the not sleeping is the worst part. I tried melatonin but it didn't do much good. What I found helped the most was not drinking alcohol, and taking an allergy pill, such as Zyrtek, when I really need to sleep. Otherwise I just deal with it. Be careful about sleeping pills. I have a cousing that became addicted to them during PM.

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I understand. I'm wide awake and it is quite inconvenient. Athough, the hot flashes are driving me nuts. Good luck!

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For me, anyway, is the insomnia. I'm only just started PM a few months ago, right after I turned 35 (literally 2 weeks after my b-day, I got my first set of hot flashes). I don't get night sweats too much and hot flashes don't bother me really and I'm not taking any meds or anything. It's the insomnia that's the worst part for me. Also, the ravenous appetite or junk food craving.
Honestly I don't see see the big deal about hot flashes, once you get used to them. It's the insomnia. I told this to my mom who started going this at my age and she said not sleeping was the worst part for her.

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