Menopause Support Group

Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age. It normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, when the body begins to slow and stop the production of eggs, estrogen and progesterone production decreases, and menstruation diminishes, eventually stopping altogether.

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  • this is my first post and I'm desperate! I'll be 46 in 2 months and am in peri-menapause (I think). About 1.5 years ago I began this crazy intense sweating from My face and head. It's insane and embarrassing and so uncomfortable! In the past 2 months I also began having HORRIBLE night sweats every single night. My whole body (even legs) become drenched along with my pillows, sheets and night...
  • I just found this site this morning after having a draining discussion with my husband this morning, again! Why is it so hard for men to understand the emotional and physical toll that menopause takes on the women who are going through it? Where is their compassion and empathy? I started going through menopause about 6 months ago and in the past few months am in the throws of horrendous hot...
  • tbarilan

    Hormones...

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    Hello,i realize that this is a loaded topic, and that there aren't any easy answers. I'm going through really difficult menopausal symptoms, e.g. Anxiety, depression, irrational thinking and behavior - I feel like I'm going crazy sometimes. I've gone on bio-identical hormones, just one week ago (they haven't actually relieved my symptoms yet), but I'm really freaked out about being on hormones. I...
  • One day in June 2016 I started having palpitations, panic and anxiety attacks, internal tremors and crying spells. I did not know what was happening to me. I am 56 years old and have been getting a period every month. After 2 trips to the ER, 2 visits to my primary care doctor, 2 cardiac heart test, a visit to the cardiologist, a visit to the gynecologist along with several phone calls and a...
  • Nikola

    Hi everyone

    Hi everyone im 22 and got told i have early menopause yes i know its hard to believe at my age. Does it get any better? So many friends and family of mine are and have kids. and no i have none of my own. Its killing me i dont know how much more i can take. Sorry bout the rant
  • mutsysmom

    So down in the dumps over this IC

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    Hi everyone. I'm 58 years old and I've been on HRT for about 5 or 6 years. My doctor recently lowered my patch dosage from .075 to .005. It was hard at first but I eventually did it. I never felt as good though as when I was on the stronger patch. My doctor told me she would like me off the patch by 60 because it showed that women on the patch long term had more cancer risk. I had a...
  • kms2402

    BV

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    Has anyone had problems with bacterial vaginosis? I am 46 and started perimenopause 4 years ago. I have had all the anxiety, depression, bouts of crying, sagging skin, slow metabolism, fatigue, hot flashes, etc. This one is the next battle, I guess. I hadn't done anything new. I was using a new shower gel for about a month so I don't think that's what it is, but I stopped using it none the...
  • My doctor has told me that small does of effexor has been found to control hot flashes. She told me that she has women on it who have terriable hot flashes and night sweats. She also told me this is the only anti- depressent that works for hot flashes. I have been on it for four days now and no hot flashes during the day. I had a small night sweat last night. iF anyone else is taking effexor...
  • FakeFruit

    "premature menopause"

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    I haven't really gone through menopause. I have something called FXPOI, which for all intents functions like menopause. This is especially true in my case because I had a partial hysterectomy when I was 32. I turned 43 today. I've been on estrogen for two years after experiencing severe menopause symptoms three years ago. Before then I just experieced peri-menopause symptoms, but my FSH levels...
  • Tracy

    Peruvian Maca for menopause relief

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    Hello. I have been reading up on Peruvian Maca for perimenopausal/menopause relief. It is a root that I'd like a radish. It is supposed to balance your hormones naturally. It is not plant hormones like soy. I am allergic to soy. Has anyone tried Maca for menopause symptoms? It is supposed to help. I am thinking of trying it but would like to hear if any of you have tried it & if you had success...
  • Tracy

    Grrrrrr!!!!

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    I started my period today. I really thought that this would be my first month without a period since it should have started last week. No such luck. I really want to just be over all of this already but it looks like many years to go. Sigh...
  • dschlegel

    Chronic Fatigue

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    I have been going through menopause for about a year. Within the last couple of weeks I feel like all I want to do is sleep. I feel totally exhausted. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, what did you do for it. I slept most of the day on Saturday.
  • I am 48 years old and am going into an early menopause. On month 4 of no period. Wow! Things are changing really fast! First of all I feel pregnant without being pregnant. Full breasts, bloated abdomen, achy joints, exhausted. Now sex surges! I had my first one last night and one this morning. And I just formally learned about them from pulling down info from the web after feeling that what...
  • anyone have this symptom? I have seen a few other people have with peri. I just want it to stop! It is crazy!
  • Tracy

    It's starting up again:-(

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    Well, I had a week of feeling normal. I am having cramps, nausea & intermittent anxiety. Just don't quite feel like myself. I am 2 weeks away from when I am supposed to start my period. Ugh!!! Oh, feeling like I need to pee all the time, especially at night when I am trying to fall asleep. Does anyone have any suggestions for that one??