Is It Just Me?

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Registered: 10-01-2012
Is It Just Me?
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Mon, 02-18-2013 - 3:22pm

I've been in menopause now for 6 months, and so far the symptoms have been minor and not lasting.  Early on I suffered from a bit of fatigue, but that seemed to pass.  I thought I had night sweats - turns out the cats were over heating me.

Then I started having feet pain and numbness - turns out the feet grew!! The hubby and I went shoe shopping mainly to get my feet measured (and low and behold they are a whole size larger).  So now I am saying good bye to my shoes and slowly buying new ones.  Is it just me or does one's feet grow with the changes that menopause brings?  Or is it because I spend more time barefoot since being a full time homemaker? I'm blaming menopause, because it was just since the menses stopped that I noticed the foot growth, and I have been a full time homemaker for almost three years. It's a nice excuse to get new shoes but it does put a cramp (literally) in my fitness routine (need new shoes to move forward with my walking program). We were lucky yesterday and were able to take advantage of some wonderful clearances! 

The only lasting symptoms that I seem to have so far (knock on wood) are larger boobs (yay - new bras) and larger feet. I'll let you know if the weight that I gained when on medication is here to stay or if I get back to my orginal weight.  Currently it's slowly coming off. 


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Registered: 10-01-2012
Wed, 02-27-2013 - 2:10pm

So far so good, thanks for the good vibes!  I like your profile picture, we have a black cat with green eyes and just adopted our 4th and he photographs black but is a dark charcoal gray! 

Shoe shopping has stopped for now, but I believe I need to go in for a bra fitting :-(.  Never a favorite of mine since most American stores get the band size wrong and there for the cup as well. 

Avatar for elc11
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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 02-20-2013 - 10:25pm

My feet didn't grow but there were some other changes. My belly grew and my skin lost elasticity, and my skin is drier than it used to be. My breasts didn't seem to grow, just sag...but one of my friends said that she increased by at least a cup size---and now she wants breast reduction surgery. I had issues with hot flashes, brain fog, etc and my doc put me on hormone replacement and I noticed a big change---I felt young again LOL. You are fortunate that you didn't get the more unpleasant symptoms. Happy shoe shopping!