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The Change - Arrggghhh!

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Harpstrings Report 9 Apr 2009 23:28

LOL. - no just know what to grab from the kitchen - cereals is the next best thing for a sugar high! I hope you sleep better too.

Think its nearly time for me to retire too gosh, is 11.30 already. Where does the day go!

Tina x


Nickydownsouth Report 9 Apr 2009 23:54

Hi Pam....... thanks for your funny entetraining thread, at nearly 48 {as you know] I have ALL these wonderful symptoms to look forward too............. though I`m sure OH would say I have most of them

Wonder if this one will get up to 55 pages like the film one??



maggiewinchester Report 9 Apr 2009 23:59

I think I was 47 when it started - spent 2 summers dressed in black -(so as not to show the sweat)!! ~ Been fine for 3 or more years I think! (53 this year)

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☼ Pam ☼ Report 10 Apr 2009 00:15

Hi Nicky, nice to see your name on this thread! Well you never now, it's done well so far and I only started it today! (Well yesterday now.) Think it's going to be a good thread as we've either got the change, had it or will go through it! So we can all help each other out and give support. And boy do i need it at the moment.

Maggie, that's not a bad is slimming too!! Glad you seem to have come through it. I must be getting it a bit late, I'm 54 in may and I've just started the symptons.

Off to bed now. xxxx☺

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Janet 693215 Report 10 Apr 2009 00:31

Well achy joints, I thought i was just getting arthritic. Thank God for that. my left hip feels like I've smashed it against something hard. As for my chin, my Dads family were all very dark and I'm turning into the bearded lady but have the periods stopped? You bet they haven't. Every 28 days though heavier every other month. I'm 45 this year and my Mum 66 this year. She asked for tweezers the other day and is always underdressed. She had a hysterectomy at 49 'cos of fibroids and for the first ten years she'd get really itchy dry skin about the anniversary of the op. (She only had HRT for a few months)

i can't imagine what my OH is going to do though, he's always moaning about being cold.

I did have a preview of things to come about 5 years ago when I went for about 6 months when I woke up every morning with a pool of sweat in the small of my back. (I lie on my front and nothing wakes me up.)


Iris Report 10 Apr 2009 13:59

pam , i dont know where you are ,but see if you can get some DONG QUI TABLETS, i used to get them from holland and barrett. they helped me at that time . iris


AnninGlos Report 10 Apr 2009 14:16

Well I will be 69 this year and I still get occasional night sweats, albeit they are not too bad. I went through the menopause OK once I started HRT but had to come off it after 10 years when I had benign cysts in my breast. Had no further problems from the menopause though except for weight gain and facial hair. I am fortunate in that I still have a thick head of hair but could do without the potential beard!!



MrDaff Report 10 Apr 2009 14:45

Facial hair? Oh my goodness... I have a Fu Manchu moustache that not even my intensive chemo could fully eradicate... most of it dropped off just as I was about to start another, more intensive course... and it grew back in spite of that chemo..... lol, some of it is even silver!!

I have always been an itchy person, too... although that went for a while after each bout of chemo...... and the achey joints I was told were RA and menopausal... well, they are also symptoms (rare, but relevant in my case) of some types of leukemia/lymphoma.... so please, please don't just assume it is the menopause, make sure you have Full Blood Counts done at least once a year to eliminate any other causes.


Daff xxxxxxx

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☼ Pam ☼ Report 10 Apr 2009 15:38

Hi Daff thanks for your post and the good advise. Hope you're having a good Good Friday. I'm going for a mammogram in May and my smear test is due and i will mention about having my a blood count done.
Iris i will try to get hold of those tablets, I will be rattling at this rate as Fran suggested soya bean tablets for us women on the 'change'. Or going through a 'queer stage' as my old nan used to say. But so far have not turned gay!!!! And I bloody hope that's not one of the side effects! ha ha! No a lake in the back aint a good look Janet!! Ann I really hope to avoid HRT but you never know.



Harpstrings Report 10 Apr 2009 15:49

We will all have to have MOT's at this rate every year and have certiificates saying we have passed muster lol.

I think I will come back as a bloke next time please - so much less hassle - just shaving everyday - what a chore eh! lol

Tina x

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☼ Pam ☼ Report 10 Apr 2009 15:55

I must say I slept better last night, went for a tiddle at about 4.30am, what's that all about too, I never used to get up for a wee every night and I'm not drinking anymore. So atleast I've had a better sleep as I'm doing a night shift tonight. That's why I don't mind covering nights on a relief basis as I don't sleep so good. My face will look like corned beef tomorrow morning when I leave off!


Jane Report 10 Apr 2009 15:58

Daff and her tach lol.I didn't realise it was a Fu Manchu !!!!! Maybe we should have a competition .There seem to be plenty of us with chin and tach trouble.
I found some capsules called Floresse at tesco .Have taken them for a month and I do think they may be having a positive effect...unless of course it's all in the mind .


Harpstrings Report 10 Apr 2009 16:00

Pam, please dont mention night time bathroom visits - I am worn out with mine and test Ten* s to the limit! lol If I get a three hour slot I have had a very good nights sleep. The bags under my eyes are now becoming holdalls! My bathroom is downstairs too - its killing me achy joints! Oh Dear Lord please tell me it dont get any worse!
Tina x


Sharron Report 10 Apr 2009 17:06

At least I could do the menopause discretely,unlike the unwanted intrusions that went with puberty.

My periods ended up appearing on religious festivals and holidays like some kind of celebration and I had a grand finale for the Queen Mother's funeral.

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☼ Pam ☼ Report 10 Apr 2009 17:16

Oh I'm so glad you girls are on here, i've not giggled for a while and it's doing me good!
Tina, why don't you get an old fashioned pot for under the bed...failing that a commode! I'm having so much trouble with the old water works as well, every time I cough or sneeze I either fart or wet myself...usually both.....! It's the first place I look for when I go out ...the loos!

Another load of pills to add to the collection Helen. Fran i won't give up on the soya bean ones.

Sharron, loved the Grand Finale for the Queen mum!!


Jane Report 10 Apr 2009 18:01

Pam,don't please.Otherwise I shall be wetting myself(laughing).My sister has a problem when she coughs or sneezes too.Not with farting though.She will do a cough and then you hear the word oops!!!! lol


Jane Report 10 Apr 2009 18:03

My sis puts it down to being allowed to give birth to a 10lb Breech son!!!!!!!!! Yikes.

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☼ Pam ☼ Report 10 Apr 2009 18:54

Hey Helen, I don't think David will be contributing to this site! Well you never know though do you!!

Hey David stop reading these's for ladies only!!!!!!!!!!

I have to admit i've always been a bit of a windy old bird!! When my son makes me laugh it's like the trumpet voluntary! ☺

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☼ Pam ☼ Report 10 Apr 2009 19:00

Going to have a bite to eat now and then off to work later.

Speak to all you ladies tomorrow i hope.

Tina hope you have a better nights sleep.


Jane Report 10 Apr 2009 19:17

Hi David if you are reading,we aren't all full of wind LOL Pam he will never think of you as a nice genteel lady again.!!!!