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Monday, April 29, 2013

I was sitting at work today, hunched over my computer and feeling very Mondayish. If you don't know what I mean by Mondayish, run away and play in the traffic, do. The only thing on my mind was concentrating on the 'to do' list (first getting it written and then getting it done).

Suddenly, I started to feel Not Right. Even by Monday's standards, not brilliant. Bit of a temperature developing, etc. I mentioned this to the colleague next to me who suggested I might be going down with something. 'I'd better not,' I said tersely. Busy busy busy, things to do. Opened the window to let in fresh air. Started to feel better quite quickly.

In fact half an hour later, felt more or less back to normal. Medium for Monday you might say.

Then it hit me. Oh yes. The thing I've been expecting, for close on 10 years appears to have manifested itself this morning, Monday 29 April 2013, in the form of a hot flush.

Oh what fresh hell is this? I'd actually convinced myself I was going to be one of the lucky few who sail through the menopause without noticing it. I'd had a few symptoms, more of the general ageing kind: wrinkly neck, nonspecific sagginess, dodgy blood pressure. Nothing definite though. Then my temperature goes stratospheric for half an hour and comes back down on its own.

So here we go. A new chapter, more excitement. Oh yes.

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  • DR1939
    This is a good thing from one standpoint. Fat holds estrogen. Overweight women tend to have fewer hot flashes than thinner women. You apparently have lost enough fat that you do not have enough estrogen to keep away the hot flashes. So celebrate them, they mean you are doing good. emoticon
    1880 days ago
    Well, this may or may not work for you, but I swear by vitamin E. Been taking 400 IU a day since pre-menopause and I've not had a single hot flash. My mom told me it alleviated her hot flashes, too, though she took double the dose I'm using...
    1880 days ago
  • NEEDBU66
    what suzy doesn't tell you, is that while it DOES pass, it takes what seems like forever and is only, in fact, a year or two or so. And then it. is. so. so. great!!!
    1880 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    HOt flashes, pot flashes.. no big deal, ,beenhaving them since my surgery 18 years ago.. age 41. I had flop sweats, BP soar and blood sugar crash all at once this morning at work,,ended up at docs office ,, came home with new BP med and A GLUCOSE MONITOR....I will trade you days..
    layer your clothes, avoid caffeine like a tax audit.. womanopause can be okay..
    1880 days ago
    lol Yes, the age of Aquaris is now the age of the crone. I feel your pain.
    1880 days ago
    Woo hoo, you are in good company. Hopefully not too miserable though :-)
    1880 days ago
    Wow, I feel your pain. I am a lucky one and had sudden menopause with no hot flashes!
    I am with you on the Mondayish feeling! Almost over for me though and must be way over for you!
    1880 days ago
    This, too, shall pass.
    1880 days ago
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