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Menopause isn't for whimps

Updated on June 24, 2013

Menopause isn't for whimps

Wow I am just starting menopause and it surely is not for wimps. I have no health insurance as it is too expensive and I can't afford it. Thank goodness I have been healthy up until now. I have taken after my Mom's cycle and she finished her cycle when she was 50 so I am hoping it will all be over with this year. I stopped my cycle for about 2 months and I thought wow this is it no biggie. Then the whole month of September I was bleeding except for 5 days and then now most of Oct. too. I recently asked the local pharmacist about a natural supplement and she has recommended Estroven and I think I will try it for a full 30 days. I do seem to be feeling bit better. I also tried melatonin for sleep but it made me throw up . My body really doesn't like pills. I am not a pill taker but I do think this Estroven is helping. I've had all the premenopausal symptoms but nothing too bad,just some infrequent hot flashes, but the recent frequent bleeding scares me a little. However, I have talked to many woman who have been through this and it's just the uterine wall lining sloughing itself off like a natural D&C. So I will give it another month or so to see if the herbs I am taking balance me out till it is all over with. Hopefully this year. I now can sympathize with all those woman before me that have been through menopause. It definitely messes with your mind and body in ways you could never have imagined: crying at the drop of a hat, getting irritated at the slightest little things, some depression and sadness ,appetite change(almost like a pregnant woman, smells and certain foods make you nauseous). It is definitely no picnic. If any of you are going through similar body changes, I'd love to hear your experiences and what you are doing. Also any of you women who have been through it how long did yours last ? I get some saying only a few months to other saying that it goes on for years and years. I guess it all depends upon the individual and their particular health issues at the time of going through menopause. I thank all of the women who will share their experiences with me ahead of time. Look forward to hearing from you.


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      moneyfairy 4 years ago

      Violet Flame: Yes hormones do funky things to our systems, so it seems during menopause that we have mood swings and one moment we are laughing and the next crying over something silly ,it's definitely and emotional rollercoaster...some days are better than others we just have to go one day at a time till it's over. Some women have an easier time than others. I think it is hereditary from Grandma or Mom's genes. My mom finished at 50 so I hope I will too!!! Thanks for sharing your experience too!

      hugs to you too!! Keep in touch if you find any miracle herb or something. Thanks!

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      Violet Flame 4 years ago from Auckland, NZ

      Hi moneyfairy,

      I am nearly 45, and I think I have started to have some pre menopausal symptoms. I missed my period for one month for the very first time in my life and I was like "Yeepeeee" until some months later it lasted for over 10 days. I have started taking some herbs to help with pre menopausal symptoms and things got regulated once more. But then, I got very severely depressed about a months ago, which I couldn't seem to shake off for a good month. That was quite unusual for me and I wonder whether it is all part of the process. I asked my mother and she said when she was going through menopause she was wearing nappies for 24/7! OMG! It is definitely not easy being a woman. Thank you for this wonderful hub so women everywhere could know they don't have to go through it on their own. The more we share, the more we understand and the less we panic. Hugs xoxo

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      moneyfairy 5 years ago

      Hopefully your's will be easy and effortless and you'll go through it wih a breeze.Every woman is different! thanks for sympathizing :o)

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      Ruth R. Martin 5 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      I am still a few years from that - I hit thirty next month, but I do sympathize... I know my turn is coming! My periods have not been a party... nor my childbirths. I just hope this is no sign of what my menopause will be like! I keep thinking of the sweet relief after it will all be past though.... keep going - one day, this too will pass!