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The Change - Arrggghhh!

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Glenys the Menace!

Glenys the Menace! Report 9 Apr 2009 17:24

Look, can we please get this in perspective?

We'll just have to accept the fact that we're all hot stuff!


Deanna Report 9 Apr 2009 17:45

NICE ONE GLYNIS..... and we all agree with you. ;-0)
Deanna X


Jane Report 9 Apr 2009 18:06

I shall remember that ..... if I remember lol


Jane Report 9 Apr 2009 18:08

I am sat here ,in short sleeves ,no bra, and everyone is saying it is cold in here.....I don't understand them!!!!! they are mistaken.I think they have a problem lol


Phyll Report 9 Apr 2009 19:22

Apparenty the hot flushes can go on into your 80s but only now & then, so I'm told.

Had mine for 15 years so far, on and off.



jean,300171 Report 9 Apr 2009 19:48

Im 70 this year and about 10yrs ago had to come off HRT as the old monthly never ever stopped and was on permantly since then have gone back to being just cant win either way.Jean


Jane Report 9 Apr 2009 19:54

I thank god for the Mirena coil.I dread it coming out ,as it is time!!!!


Harpstrings Report 9 Apr 2009 20:09

I started my menopause at the age of 42, well the nurse said that if you imagine the menopause was a motorway, I was on the slip road. So some 10 years later have gone through it lovely getting rid of a particular brand of mattress - to be superceded by's!

Have cold sweats - am always cold. You will see me sat with a rug around my legs, my fleece jacket on as well as cardigans and next to me is OH in shorts and open shirt sweating - I think he is going through the menopause on my behalf pmsl.

Moody - yes - depressed - yes at times. Apart from that ok. Oh, have got a hair on my chin - how very dare it, and it gets snipped when I can feel it curling around my chin! I am looking out for any sprouters that wish to join in under my chin! Getting thin on top too and other places!

Oh the joys of old age. Now I feel quite depressed lol

Tina x

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust***

***Julie*Ann***.sprinkling fairydust*** Report 9 Apr 2009 20:27

im 44, and been getting hot flushes for a time now, they drive me nuts, well i am nuts apparently, the kids tell me,

some nights i get up to change night clothes twice, then hubby comes in at 6am, gets in bed and greets me with god you back is soaking(as he rubs my vest top im wearing,), lovely of him, he cant say missed you love, or hi hunny im home, !

achy joints, got them,
ankles knees elbows wrists,
tried sage tablets from health food shop, but they just made me think id eaten stuffing from turkey, cos they repeat on you lmao


UzziInSunshine Report 9 Apr 2009 20:27

I try to think that each hot flush as a tropical moment ....what beach was that.
I pass on the itchy skin, bad temper. mood swings I DO NOT HAVE MOODS. lol

I take evening primrose ( when I remember) and some soya stuff ..OH says I am not as ratty .

Glenys the Menace!

Glenys the Menace! Report 9 Apr 2009 21:08

Thank you, ladies. :-))

Actually, since my "op" last year, my memory has definitely got worse, although thankfully the "flushes" I can cope with.

Phyllis, you saying that, my Mum, who's now 76, still has them. I only found that out recently. Gawd, she had her "op" when she was in her late 40's.


Jane Report 9 Apr 2009 21:18

Someone mentioned itchy skin .........I seem to be always scratching......I don't have fleas lol.It's just my age.

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 9 Apr 2009 21:25

Hi all,
couldn't get the soyabean tablets that Fran suggested, but the male pharmacist looked about twelve and didn't seem to have a clue really! Ended up feeling like I was being a pain in the arse and skulked off...sweating.
Hi ya Helen, yeah I pull the odd chin hair out, I don't get too many as I'm naturally very fair (we're not talking Captain Birdseye beard here) well not yet anyway. I really feel better for just reading all these posts, they say laughter is the best medicine!
Tina, I know what you mean, I've got a brazillian and haven't even been to the salon!!!!!!!!!!!


Harpstrings Report 9 Apr 2009 21:36

Its a good job we ladies can laugh about this! Can you imagine our menfolk having the same conversation - NO! LOL

It does help to know that we are all going through the same, it cheers you up knowing that someone else is "suffering" too. pmsl

Tina xx

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 9 Apr 2009 21:42

That's so true Tina, blokes never talk to other men about men's health do they. It really has cheered me up no end I've forgotton about my aches and pains (well nearly) where's my ibuprofen!


Harpstrings Report 9 Apr 2009 22:29

Arctic Blonde - perhaps you are not eating ENOUGH chocolate lol.

Tina x


Harpstrings Report 9 Apr 2009 22:44

Spiders legs - yuk yuk and thrice yuk! lol

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 9 Apr 2009 23:05

Hi ya, I don't usually have a sweet tooth...but I could murder a bar of chocolate at the minute!


Harpstrings Report 9 Apr 2009 23:09

Pam that is sooo infuriating especially if there is no chocolate in the house. Have a bowl of cereal that does it for me! lol

Tina x

☼ Pam ☼

☼ Pam ☼ Report 9 Apr 2009 23:22

Hi Tina, you must have a Pam Cam on me! I've had a bowl of rice krispies!!

Hope I sleep better tonight as I'm doing a night shift tomorrow.