Menopause!

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Menopause!

Post: # 145346Post Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:17 pm

Any of you Ish ladies old enough to be facing the onset of this or have already done through it? As I seem to be starting the pre-menopause :roll: I thought it would be good to be able to chat with others who are facing the same thing or have experience to pass on to us 'newbies'.

I know most of you are young but there must be some late(ish) 40-somethings out there. :lol:

Anyway I started getting my periods at 2 week intervals in october although they seem to be more regular again now - but it seems to have set me off getting ruddy spots and pimples - not all the time as they seem to come for a few weeks then go again (so I'm starting to keep a note of dates now) but I can't find anything in any literature which says you can get zits with it. I asked my doctor who just said you don't look spotty (I was covered in foundation to hide the blotches) :roll: but it's really depressing! If my hormones are starting to go wonky it seems to me that spots would be quite a natural thing to happen, wouldn't it? :dontknow: My skin which is normally dry anyway is ultra dry at the moment.

Aaarrrggggh I'm turning into an old lady! :protest: :sad2: :sad1: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Re: Menopause!

Post: # 145353Post Odsox
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:43 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:Aaarrrggggh I'm turning into an old lady! :protest: :sad2: :sad1: :crybaby: :crybaby: :crybaby:
That's OK, don't worry about it, there are at least three old men on here to keep you company :salute: :lol: :mrgreen:
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Re: Menopause!

Post: # 145356Post Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:48 pm

Thanks a bunch Tony! :roll: That'll be you, Oldfella and who else? :lol:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Post: # 145357Post TheGoodEarth
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:51 pm

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery

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Post: # 145361Post Odsox
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:05 pm

Millymollymandy wrote:Thanks a bunch Tony! :roll: That'll be you, Oldfella and who else? :lol:
OK, maybe only two, but I'm sure we both have the enthusiasm for more than just our number. :sunny:
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Post: # 145416Post Milims
Fri Mar 06, 2009 4:29 pm

Aww 3M :hugish: I thought that I might be heading that way a wee while ago - but it turns out I'm just a psycho nutter loony b**ch from h*ll!! Anyway I did find a rather nice site with a forum where you could ask lots of questions and have lots of support. I think its http://www.power-surge.com. Good luck and hugs

PS In the meantime have a giggle with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re7yWdK0 ... re=related
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Post: # 145473Post Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:09 am

aaarrggh, sorry Milims that's my eyes trying to adjust to having read a site which is white writing on a dark screen then back here which is the opposite. I do wish people wouldn't set up sites like that cos it is hell on the eyes!

Anyway I see dry skin, acne and other skin eruptions as well as increase in allergies under a great long list of symptoms. :roll: Oh lovely! Irritability and grumpiness etc I've had all my life so no big deal there. :lol: Thanks for the link and it's good to know that the skin problems are a part of it, rather than something completely different (if that makes sense!).
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Post: # 145474Post Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 6:12 am

As an aside, how come we never get any blokes nosing in when we've talking about mooncups and periods, yet they're straight in when you say menopause? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: Shall we set up a ladies only area? :lol:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
http://chateaumoorhen.blogspot.com/

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Post: # 145482Post invisiblepiper
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:36 am

Haha - wondered that too!
Youtube is hilarious - thankyou Milims!

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Post: # 145485Post Odsox
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:12 am

Millymollymandy wrote:As an aside, how come we never get any blokes nosing in when we've talking about mooncups and periods, yet they're straight in when you say menopause? :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: Shall we set up a ladies only area? :lol:
I'm sorry if I intruded, I just thought you needed cheering up :flower:

Of course men also go through a type of menopause too you know, but we don't make so much fuss ... cos we are MEN. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I have on occasion visited those other threads but can honestly say that I couldn't make any relevant comments, so kept quiet.
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Post: # 145496Post JulieSherris
Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:37 am

Ha, how big do you want that spade, Tony?

MMM - just about everything goes in the run up to the big M - whatever happened at puberty can happen right about now... oh, deep joy!! Plus you have the added benefits of looking forwards to a deeper voice, chin whiskers, hot flushes, mood swings, night sweats and the small fortune spent on appropriate lubrications for those more personal times with your other half...... fun being a woman, huh? :mrgreen:

That said, I'm 48 & not quite there yet, but not too long me hopes - I keep seeing the menopause testing kits in Lidl, but I know if mine registered as negative, I'd be really moody! :lol:

The best advice I was ever given a few years ago by someone who'd just gone through it was that every time you get the chance, indulge yourself - hot bath with ambience, curling up with a good book & warm fire, you know, the 'feelgood moments'....

And fingers crossed that it will pass quietly & without too much fuss or too many problems.
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Post: # 145501Post Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:15 pm

Odsox wrote:Of course men also go through a type of menopause too you know,
Ha, yeah I think that's when you dump your wife and run off with a younger model..... :angryfire:

Only joking Tony!

And Julie - deep voice eh - oh joy! Add hair loss and thinning to the whiskers and basically we're gonna turn into blokes! :mrgreen:
boboff wrote:Oh and just for MMM, :hugish: (thanks)
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Post: # 145514Post JulieSherris
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:03 pm

Millymollymandy wrote: And Julie - deep voice eh - oh joy! Add hair loss and thinning to the whiskers and basically we're gonna turn into blokes! :mrgreen:
But everyone knows that men are just watered down versions of the more favoured sex anyway, MMM :wink:
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Post: # 145535Post TheGoodEarth
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:52 pm

JulieSherris wrote:Plus you have the added benefits.... chin whiskers, hot flushes, mood swings
What if these already exists BEFORE the big M :shock:
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Post: # 145537Post Millymollymandy
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:55 pm

Speaking about yourself, TGE? :lol:
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