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Peri menopause and depression

hotmay69
  • By hotmay69 · New reply 9:18 am
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 1 reply
  • Hello I'm 45 married with one daughter. Nov 2014 my symptoms totally blast me into depression, anxiety and giving up on life, I had been having minor symptoms for 4 years but manageable. Now symptoms ...

has menopause caused havoc on your marriage

laredojessie1
  • By laredojessie1 · New reply yesterday at 8:48 pm
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 4 replies
  • I started menopause about a little over a year ago. I did not start to get really bad symptoms until about 4 months ago. I have had the night sweats for about a year and a half. I started to get symptoms ...

Anyone on the minivelle patch?

ssuinn
  • By ssuinn · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing menopause symptoms · 11 replies
  • Just switched from bi-est cream to minivelle patch, Lowest dose, this week. Supposed to change after 3 days. On the afternoon of the 3rd day, I accidentally ripped it off, ended up putting it back on ...

Pubic hair loss

beautifulone
  • By beautifulone · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 8 replies
  • Dear Ones! As if we all didn't have enough to navigate through, I've been noticing hair loss in the pubic area. I'm not talking a little, I'm talking most of it is gone. Has anyone else had this happen ...

vivelle dot

violet5
  • By violet5 · Posted April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in Hormone replacement therapy · 0 replies
  • The strangest thing happened.I was on my first day on the vdot I am been on them for 3 months but it was my change day That night hot flashes like never before. I took it off and just put it on in another ...

Anti-Depression Medicine

Tfree
  • By Tfree · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 14 replies
  • I have been on anti-depressants for a while. With all the hormonal changes and caring for an elderly mother-in-law the anxiety got worse. About 2 and a half years ago the doctor put me on Welbutrin and ...

This weight gain is killing me!!

Taz60
  • By Taz60 · New reply April 13, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing menopause symptoms · 8 replies
  • Anyone have any suggestions for weight gain during menopause. I was always in good shape I work out several times a week and definitely try to eat all the right things but lately nothing I do matters ...

Early onset menopause.

Shellbell05
  • By Shellbell05 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 1 reply
  • Hi everyone!! I'm a 36 years old who has just been diagnosed with the big change. Last year I was still breast feeding my son and went to the Doctor because we we're trying to get pregnant again. My doctor ...

Mood Swings

Tina28
  • By Tina28 · New reply April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 5 replies
  • Can anyone help with advice for mood swings? I'm 51 and over the last 8 months seem to be hurtling towards menopause as my periods are now very irregular. One minute I'm fine but then I get depressed ...

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Kland1964
  • By Kland1964 · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing menopause symptoms · 1 reply
  • So, outside of my period stopping, I didn't realize until recently that everything else I was feeling was also due to menopause. I'm exhausted, feel on the verge of tears, having sexual problems, can't ...

New to the group

MrsWood
  • By MrsWood · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 3 replies
  • I'm really happy I found this group. I'm hoping it will help me. I had a complete hysterectomy August of last year. I am 33 years old and dealing with menopause. It's been really hard. I was never able ...

Just started hrt

Craftykay
  • By Craftykay · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Hormone replacement therapy · 24 replies
  • Hi; I'm new on this forum. I just started 1 mg estradiol tablet and 2.5 mg provera tablet for my menopause symptoms. How long will it take for me to see results ...

feeling awful

SchroddyBear
  • By SchroddyBear · New reply April 9, 2014
  • Discussion in The menopause experience · 7 replies
  • So for the last three weeks or so I'm feeling terrible. I don't drink caffeine but I feel like I'm on a constant caffeine high...just always real nervous feeling like all over me. I have this dizziness ...

Lanolin

antie_net
  • By antie_net · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Discussion in Alternatives to hormone replacement · 11 replies
  • Has anyone ever tried lanolin as a vaginal cream? If so what kind or brand did you buy? My doctor recommended this to me to replace Estrace cream. Antie_net ...

vivelle dot

violet5
  • By violet5 · New reply April 6, 2014
  • Discussion in Hormone replacement therapy · 15 replies
  • I am really confused. I tried my Vivelle dot again and it works and sticks,even in warm water. I use 2 patchs when I am stressed. I keep switching types of HRT. Why did they not stick before and now they ...

Triple prolapse-I've been diagnosed!!!!

HULAHOOPGIRL
  • By HULAHOOPGIRL · New reply April 4, 2014
  • Journal · 7 replies
  • I have news I'd like to share that gives me new hope after things came to a head in the last month. My appointment with a gyno today went well. Whoever suggested a timeline, it was a great idea. I spent ...

progesterone

violet5
  • By violet5 · New reply April 1, 2014
  • Discussion in Hormone replacement therapy · 3 replies
  • I just started a new progesterone cream and my body itches when I use it. Has anyone had a adverse reaction to this cream ...

Needing helpful suggestions

Suzyque
  • By Suzyque · New reply March 31, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing menopause symptoms · 4 replies
  • Hello, I'm new to this group so please bare with me. I need advice in how to deal with my multi-symptom menopause problems. I've tried estroven, I-cool and they don't work. I sleep with my window wide ...

Early Menapause dramatic changes

bjfloyd
  • By bjfloyd · New reply March 30, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing menopause symptoms · 2 replies
  • Hi there, I have gadolinium poisoning. You can only get it from contrast MRI. It's very rare for non renal patients. It had caused really bad damage. Im 42 and have been a smoker and on small amount of ...

IBS - Worse with Perimenopause???

eallen99
  • By eallen99 · New reply March 27, 2014
  • Discussion in Managing menopause symptoms · 8 replies
  • I've had IBS for the last 18 years and for the most part, it's been manageable with occasional flare-ups. Now, this past weekend in fact, the pain has been nearly intolerable! I'm still perimenopausal ...

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