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Registered: 10-19-2000
How long have....
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Tue, 11-19-2013 - 2:12pm

...you been dealing with 'menopause' and what has been your most troublesome symptom?

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Registered: 08-23-1997
Wed, 11-20-2013 - 9:57am

I'm 52 and I think I have had symptoms for about 3 years. The worse symptom I have is night sweats. I can deal with hot flashes during the day but, when I have them at night they wake me up repeatedly and my sleep is shot to h*ll. Then I feel like a zombie. Luckily, I tend to have prolonged periods without hot flashes and I'm having one now and really enjoying being hot flash free.

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Wed, 11-20-2013 - 10:21am

I have experienced night 'warm ups' but never night sweats!  TTGL  There are some good ways to help deal with these nasty little pests at our Menopause Oasis, Guili.  Have you checked it out yet? If you are interested in reading it you can follow this link to go directly to that page.

Remember, there are NO dumb questions regarding menopause!

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Registered: 10-01-2002
Fri, 12-06-2013 - 7:15am
those links that Kt told you about please read them I myself have taken the vitamins on the links to help me with the sweats.. Good luck It will pass once you are threw the stage..
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Registered: 10-19-2000
Sat, 12-07-2013 - 8:08am

Hi, Wren!  Glad you stopped by and glad you commented.  It has been a long time since you have visited us here.  I know....not an easy thing to do at times though!

Try to stay warm this winter!

Remember, there are NO dumb questions regarding menopause!

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Registered: 01-14-2014
Tue, 01-14-2014 - 11:52pm

I'm 54.  I began having night sweats and heavy, HEAVY periods in my late 40's.  Around 50 I started having hot flashes and trouble sleeping.  I stopped having periods when I turned 53, so I guess I'm in menopause now.  My most troublesome symptom now is my lack of interest in sex and my lack of patience.  I don't know how much can be blamed on menopause, how much can be blamed on feeling older, how much can be blamed on having just finished raising two teenagers.   But there are times when I fantasize about walking out of my life and starting over someplace new.    I don't feel like myself anymore.. I'm still in good shape, but the fact that I  have no interest in sex is really, really not like the old me.

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Fri, 01-17-2014 - 5:37pm

Have you spoken with your doctor about your loss of libido?  Don't know if reading what we have at our Menopause Oasis will help you or not, but you are welcome to visit our "Your Libido" page to see!  As for the lack of patience - my personal remedy for that (and the 'I hate the world' attitude I sometimes have had to deal with) is to take a Vitamin B Complex 50 daily.  I also add some additional Inositol (vitamin B 8) when I am having to deal with difficult people or situations.  That helps me regain my sanity. <mostly!!>

Do talk with your doctor about the loss of libido, Leah.  There is help to be had.

Please know that you are welcome to come back any time - to ask questions, to share experiences, or just to vent (hey, it helps!!).

Remember, there are NO dumb questions regarding menopause!

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Registered: 05-23-2003
Thu, 01-23-2014 - 9:52pm

I'm 47, and have been dealing with symptoms for about the last year and a half.  Skipping periods, all of my pms symptoms have worsened, hot flashes, etc.

My doctor keeps telling me I'm a little young for all of this, apparently my body hasn't received that memo.  :)

For me I think the most annoying thing is never knowing when or if my period will come.  I'll go a couple of months on a normal-for-me schedule, and then skip a month, or it will be a couple of weeks later than usual.  I *hate* surprise periods!  And I'd be okay with skipping the periods if I could skip the PMS - but that's not the case.  (All of the "fun" of PMS, with no payoff period at the end - ugh!)

So far, aside from the emotional roller-coaster rides, my symptoms seem to come and go.  I'm dealing with hot flashes for the last couple of weeks, but I hadn't had one for a while before then.  Nothing is really consistent for me - not sure if that's good or bad.  :)

Kim

    

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Registered: 10-19-2000
Sat, 01-25-2014 - 10:14am

Hi, Kim.  Yes, I think one of the things I disliked most (way back when) was the never knowing just when good ol' Ma Nature would pay her visit.  And, oh, the mood swings!  Back then I did not know about using Vitamin B Complex 50 to keep my moods at a more even keel.  Sure wish I had.

I have known women who began to experience peri-menopausal symptoms in their mid-30s, so you are definitely not 'too young'!  Maybe your doctor is one of those who do not fully understand that we women don't just suddenly one day "get there"!  This sneeks up on us (not too subtly!!) and sometimes hangs on for several years.   Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you.

Please know that you are welcome here anytime; to vent (it really can help!); to ask questions; to share experiences; or to just hang out with other gals who understand and care.

Remember, there are NO dumb questions regarding menopause!

Co-Community Leader at:
50 & Up Friends | Menopause & Perimenopause
 
My Web sites:
50 & Up Friends | Ladybug’s Recipes | Menopause Oasis

You are loved ~~ far more than you may ever know!