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post #31 of 51
I'm in the early stages of perimenopause, I get all the goodies!
I cry at nothing, get nightsweats, moodswings and I still get to suffer monthly cramps and backaches.
I fact, my cramps are worse these days than they ever used to be.

I feel so, so blessed
post #32 of 51
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Woman need to stop using PMS as an excuse for the mood actions. Its BS.
I couldn't possibly take offense at this statement since I can only feel bad for the lack of knowledge on behalf of anyone who could honestly say something so silly. Those folks should be forced to take large amounts of estrogen, then off the estrogen, then on again and see how their moods may vary. It might be a big surprise!

I had a hard time also with post-natal depression. Fortunately I have a wonderful husband who bore with me and was there to help me.

I'm still going through the night sweats and hot flashes, but no mood swings thank goodness.

I'd love to see some of those men who think this is all BS enjoy waking at 4 am covered in sweat, flushed bright red, feeling dizzy and light-headed and needing to go stand on a cold tile floor just to be able to breathe correctly.

These are not "mental" symptoms - they are very real and physical.
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post #34 of 51
I have that on my myspace page! That is definately me and I have been like this for years. To whoever said it was BS (I am not searching through because that was such an ignorant thing to say that I am just not gonna do it), do you think we like the mood swings? I am so bad, and know it, that even when I tried different things that didn't work to alleviate the symptoms, I still drove people away. Now, I just tell people to get away.
post #35 of 51
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I just emailed that picture to DH (he's at work).
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by just1cat View Post
Woman need to stop using PMS as an excuse for the mood actions. Its BS.
You wouldn't be making such a statement, if you've ever suffered from PMS or any other female hormone-related problems..

Do you honestly believe that we enjoy any of it?? Or are using the problems just as an "excuse"??
post #37 of 51
soo, what we are being told here is,,hormons over rule the females brain?

i am in pain every day, so are alot of other people with medical issues. It no excuse for snapping at people, or for just being a pain.

males have hormons also, but for the most part we are expected to keep them under control.

so yea there lol
post #38 of 51
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soo, what we are being told here is,,hormons over rule the females brain?

i am in pain every day, so are alot of other people with medical issues. It no excuse for snapping at people, or for just being a pain.

males have hormons also, but for the most part we are expected to keep them under control.

so yea there lol
Hormones also rule a man's brain when you consider where most men's brains are located.

Bruce, I cannot imagine you being a pain every day - boggles my mind! Oh, sorry you said "IN" pain every day. Oops!
post #39 of 51
[/quote]i am in pain every day, so are alot of other people with medical issues. It no excuse for snapping at people, or for just being a pain[/quote]

Wow, you must be a better man than me; I likewise am in pain everyday and I do snap at people.

As for mood swings---I went thru perimenopause for 12 years and have been in menopause for 2 years, and there were times I thought I was actually insane.
Crying 3 or 4 times a day for no reason what-so-ever, raging for no reason--I couldn't even think straight. Sometimes I couldn't even form a sentence that made a lick of sense. (I'm better now)

Seriously, if men had to endure the night sweats and hot flashes, the mood swings and cravings, the "I'm going crazy" feelings that hormones can bring on they wouldn't dismiss the problem so easily.

BTW, do these stinking hot flashes ever end?!
post #40 of 51
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To be honest, I get pretty wicked cramps (ever since I got an IUD), but they don't cause me to get snappy...just to lay on the couch with a blanket up over my head. I'm a good girl about the pain part of PMS...but the mood swings just fly out and that is purely hormonal.
post #41 of 51
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BTW, do these stinking hot flashes ever end?!
I'm going to be 62 later this year and I still get them. I've been on HRT for about 25 years and they kept the moods and flashes away but I decided about 2 months ago to try to stop taking the HRT and I'm getting horrible flashes and night sweats.
post #42 of 51
I too get some mood swings and I get bitchy with him..but...he gets mood swings more often then me...
just like yesterday I went to go say something to him and he blew up at me..
then later on he said I was the bitchy one..uh huh...
whatever...
well..tonight I don't plan on talking to him...
post #43 of 51
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I'm going to be 62 later this year and I still get them. I've been on HRT for about 25 years and they kept the moods and flashes away but I decided about 2 months ago to try to stop taking the HRT and I'm getting horrible flashes and night sweats.
Ugh! I thought it was just me. I was put on the pill for the perimenopause for about 7 years; it stopped helping so I quit taking it and haven't taken anything in the way of HRT. I fiugred I'd just tough it out
post #44 of 51
Get your hormone levels checked; especially your estrogen/progesterone levels, and it wouldn't hurt to get some free T-3 and T-4 tests done, either. Everything in life is much easier if your hormone levels are balanced! Good luck!
post #45 of 51
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Originally Posted by libby74 View Post
Ugh! I thought it was just me. I was put on the pill for the perimenopause for about 7 years; it stopped helping so I quit taking it and haven't taken anything in the way of HRT. I fiugred I'd just tough it out
I don't understand why doctors prescribe estrogen for this! Most women are already estrogen-dominate when going through peri-menopause, and need more progesterone, not estrogen.
post #46 of 51
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I don't understand why doctors prescribe estrogen for this! Most women are already estrogen-dominate when going through peri-menopause, and need more progesterone, not estrogen.
Since I have no ovaries and have had a complete and total hysterectomy, where does the estrogen come from then?
post #47 of 51
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Since I have no ovaries and have had a complete and total hysterectomy, where does the estrogen come from then?
Huh?

I was responding to libby74... I didn't realize she doesn't have ovaries; my apologies to her for missing that detail. I thought she was put on estrogen for peri-menopause as her post stated.
post #48 of 51
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Since I have no ovaries and have had a complete and total hysterectomy, where does the estrogen come from then?

I really don't have an answer to this, but my mother had a complete hysterectomy also and she has never had to take additional estrogen.
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by SwampWitch View Post
Huh?

I was responding to libby74... I didn't realize she doesn't have ovaries; my apologies to her for missing that detail. I thought she was put on estrogen for peri-menopause as her post stated.
Sorry, I misunderstood.
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Since I have no ovaries and have had a complete and total hysterectomy, where does the estrogen come from then?

Huh?

I was responding to libby74... I didn't realize she doesn't have ovaries; my apologies to her for missing that detail. I thought she was put on estrogen for peri-menopause as her post stated.
Not me, ladies; my ovaries are still in their original positions I was, indeed, put on the pill for perimenopause and it worked for 7 years.
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
Sorry, I misunderstood.
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Originally Posted by libby74 View Post
Not me, ladies; my ovaries are still in their original positions I was, indeed, put on the pill for perimenopause and it worked for 7 years.
We had a misunderstanding, for sure. Probably caused by our hormones, jk.
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