Totally off topic...

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Totally off topic...
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Wed, 11-09-2011 - 5:14pm
But I thought you guys might relate anyway...

My daughter is entering puberty and I am entering menopause so heaven help us!

:) Robin

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Wed, 11-09-2011 - 5:54pm
ROFL - I knew there was a reason that I was only blessed with boys!
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Wed, 11-09-2011 - 6:41pm
My son was never like this, LOL.

Today I was trying to ask her a question about something very mundane and we were just not understanding each other and before I knew it she was in tears. All I could think was " why are you crying?" and then I remembered how emotional I have become since peri-menopause has hit full tilt. Oh boy, it is going to be a long couple of years.
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Registered: 05-08-1999
Wed, 11-09-2011 - 9:12pm
Im not sure which is worse, your situation or mine. Im currently postmenopausal living in a sea of male hormones! lololol
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Registered: 05-08-1999
Wed, 11-09-2011 - 9:13pm
See my brain is not connecting to my fingers...perimenopausal!
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 11-09-2011 - 9:28pm
I am REALLY post-menopausal, having had a total hysterectomy 14 years ago. BUT, I STILL get hot flashes--like, steam my glasses, run down my face, hot flashes, and depending on the phase of the moon, hearing the Star Spangled Banner can reduce me to blubbering tears. DH says he has preferred male dogs because after me and 2 daughters, he needed some testosterone in the house.

And since I had my surgical menopause the same year my younger dd began her period, and older dd was 16 and a hormonal wretch, I can SOOO totally relate. Prozac helped.
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Registered: 10-16-1999
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 7:01am

Prozac helps many things! ;)

I am so glad that my DD did the whole puberty drama a few years before I hit peri-menopause, because we would likely have killed each other if we'd both been hormonal wrecks at the same time!

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Registered: 10-25-2006
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 7:31am

In August I hit the "1-yr-without" mark and my hot flashes (not as intense as yours, sabr) turn on and off, for weeks or months at a time.

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Registered: 09-19-2006
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 8:50am
Haha, I can totally relate. Sometimes (okay a lot of times) I think my brain is not even working.
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 8:57am
We have our first male dog right now and my husband absolutely loves the big lug. We had our female dog for 16 years and she was amazing - always put the family above herown well being but was sweet enough to win over all the neighbors in both of the homes we lived in. Now we have this big dopey male dog that clearly loves us, but only because we do stuff for him (at least that is how I see it). He is protective of my daughter, but it is not hhis end all be all like it was with or female dog. Still dh has this special bond to our sweet big male mutt. (I love him too:))
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Registered: 09-19-2006
Thu, 11-10-2011 - 9:01am
As long as I can laugh at it I don't think that medication is necessary. Luckily my daughter is naturally a sweetie so it is tolerable. I guess her sweet nature makes the changes even more obvious though.

She doesn't have her period yet, so I am a little nervous about how she will handle that when it does happen. It is going to be soon.

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