Menopause Discussions

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  1. link Biddulphloraine
    going crazy with menopause
    i am 48yrs and believe i am post menopause. can anyon else tell me if you are feeling suicidal.
    Biddulphloraine- over a year ago - 172 Replies - in Menopause
  2. link Rottiemama
    I really think St John's wort is not a good idea. I mentioned in earlier email that it has longterm side effects as well..it works like an anti-depressant. Progesterone creams can help w/ hot flashes however it is hard to get a measured dose in a cre - 73% more...
    Rottiemama- over a year ago
  3. link Kenora
    Hi, does anyone know if progesterone cream helps with hot flashes and does anyone know the difference between the supplement Sam-me and St. John's Wort. I was wondering if any of you ladies have tried these products and if you have had any bad side e - 67% more...
    Kenora- over a year ago
  4. link Mrschappie
    Yes, Rhondad828, I am getting the odd pimple here and there on my face, not very amusing at 52!!! My 14 yr old daughter and I have something in common! I have been getting more and more tired over the last 18mths, and have been putting it down to mov - 88% more...
    Mrschappie- over a year ago
  5. link Rhondad828
    I thought I was through the worst of it .... haha... cruel joke on me. I'm back to the horrible night sweats, but they are different. I'm not drenched in sweat now but like Carol described, I'm hot and cold at the same time. And I'm so restless at ni - 70% more...
    Rhondad828- over a year ago
  6. link Carol_1962
    I'm 46, will be 47 April 10th and I feel like I'm possessed ! My moods are everywhere. I have night sweats which drive me crazy because your hot and cold at the same time. I feel very old and feel as though I have no life left in me some days. I know - 72% more...
    Carol_1962- over a year ago
  7. link Mrschappie
    I don't think you're crazy, desert rose - you do what works, and if your faith helps you, then good on you. I'm impressed with the exercise you do - they reckon if you exercise then it helps beat depression, and helps with menopause. My problem is ho - 55% more...
    Mrschappie- over a year ago
  8. link Desert_rose
    Thank you! Yes! I guess we have not really talked about the benefits of excercise. I have been working out at the gym for the past 7 or 8 years 2-4 times a week. I also walk, hike, bike, play in the park with my daughter and her friends etc... I thin - 75% more...
    Desert_rose- over a year ago
  9. link Rottiemama
    Yes, I have raised them and shown them for the last 20 years...not showing anymore..kinda got sick & tired with the mentality of the show ring...plus with the stage I am in my angry outbursts wouldn't serve me well on little bit!! I also find wal - 35% more...
    Rottiemama- over a year ago
  10. link Rhondad828
    I'm 100% with you rottiemama !! I try to take care of a problem naturally at first, and usually that works. Of course there is times when you have to take medicine, but if I dont have to, I wont. You can get through the perimenopause crap just fine w - 60% more...
    Rhondad828- over a year ago
  11. link Rottiemama
    What is wrong with our health care professional's?? Why is medication the answer to everything?? I have suffered more problems from side effects from medications than the original concern I went to the doctor for. My physician had me try over 16 diff - 60% more...
    Rottiemama- over a year ago
  12. link Betshallihan
    I have also had similar symptoms. I have had similar problems but I now see it was a problem with menopause and antidepressants and lithium. Five different doctors have prescribed antidepressants, the last prescribing lithium. There is a condition ca - 77% more...
    Betshallihan- over a year ago
  13. link Rottiemama
    Be very careful with St. Johns wort. Just because you are taking a more natural approach doesn't mean it is safe. It has some dangerous side effects when used for more than a few weeks at a time. Pleazse look into it beforeyou just take it. Also very - 56% more...
    Rottiemama- over a year ago
  14. link Rhondad828
    Oh .... I'll have to look into the St Johns Wort. I thought my hot flashes were over with. I was getting them so bad, to the point where I'd also wake up soaked. They stopped for a while and then it started again, but thankfully not as bad as they we - 4% more...
    Rhondad828- over a year ago
  15. link Desert_rose
    You can also get good quality vitamins at GNC or a health food store for not too much. With the depression you are experiencing, you may also want to try St Johns Wort. Do a little research online. It's supposed to help with both mild depression and - 51% more...
    Desert_rose- over a year ago
  16. link Rhondad828
    I take a 500 mcg tablet once a day. And they're cheap. Good lawd I couldnt imagine spending 103 a month on vitamins. I take lots of different vitamins every day, but I buy them from Puritans Pride online. They always have buy 1 get 2 free and the shi - 8% more...
    Rhondad828- over a year ago
  17. link Michelina529
    everyone says b 12..but im not sure how much to take...im 49...and can relate to all of u...but the vitamins i was buying from a website..called changes for women...r 103 dollars monthly....so i stoppped the bvitamins...hubby is begging me to order t - 29% more...
    Michelina529- over a year ago
  18. link Rottiemama
    I must say my husband must be going through some type of menapause as well. He forgets words just as much as I do.... I am thinking stress plays a huge roll in that. I also have a mother that died from Alzheimers at the young age of 70...it scares th - 31% more...
    Rottiemama- over a year ago
  19. link Desert_rose
    Since starting on my 'menopause' journey, my cholesterol has gotten a little out of control. I am trying natural methods though because the side effects of the cholesterol meds scare the living crap out of me. As far as memory goes, I used to be pret - 59% more...
    Desert_rose- over a year ago
  20. link Rhondad828
    OMGosh, the forgetting simple words or peoples names is very embarrassing. I start a sentence and suddenly a simple word just totally skips my brain...lol Then I try and describe the word I'm trying to say....lol
    Rhondad828- over a year ago
  21. link Rottiemama
    Will be very interested to hear about the Lipitor....Cholesterol Medicine correct??? I have been having trouble sleeping due to the pounding of my heart in my ears...my blood pressure is normal yet I can feel it in my ears and neck...anyone else have - 14% more...
    Rottiemama- over a year ago
  22. link Biminiboo
    So great to hear I'm not alone in this. POSSIBLE PERSONAL BREAKTHROUGH!! Have any of you heard of a connection between severe hot flashes (24/7, gripping, dripping) and Lipitor?? I am running an experiment on myself (I'm an RN) and waiting for a call - 73% more...
    Biminiboo- over a year ago
  23. link Anninphuket
    Symptons of Menopause
    I am 48yrs old and believe I am post menopause. Can anyone tell me if extremely sore breasts and nipples are a symptom of menopause?
    Anninphuket- over a year ago - 31 Replies - in Menopause
  24. link Elaineymc
    I am 37 years having at least 2-3 of the symptons above but don't know if I am start to menopause. Starting last year my period getting lesser and shorter timing. Normally i will hv 1-2 days heavy flows for a week now it only takes 3 days and they ar - 21% more...
    Elaineymc- over a year ago
  25. link Elaineymc
    Hi, i m 37 years having at least 2 of the symptons above but don't know if I am starting to menopause. It started few months ago where my period getting lesser and shorter time which normally i had a very heavy flow on the first and second day for a - 47% more...
    Elaineymc- over a year ago
  26. link Rwdlu
    Well this sounds redundant to what has been said on here but I am going to try anyway.My periods became SO heavy about 2 years ago it was crazy.I was ALWAYS regular.Then I just started spotting.I wake up sweating almost every morning.I bloat so easil - 53% more...
    Rwdlu- over a year ago
  27. link Debandstac
    Well I started taking Paxil 40 mg about 11 years this went on. I stopped my period 3 months later.after starting Paxil.. I went down to 30 mg and had a period, right away and then stopped again for a few more years, then went down to 20 mg and had a - 79% more...
    Debandstac- over a year ago