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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-17 04:13:01
ID: 49901
Contemplating Upcoming (menopausal/post menopausal) painful intercourse makes me stressed and sad!! Does it happen to everyone? Does what's prescribed to help really help? :(((
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-17 03:44:18
ID: 49902
The other day, I went to the birthday party of a, let's say, very overindulged little girl. I saw that the mother had prepared a favor bag for her. I silently scoffed. "The favor bags are to thank your guests for coming, not to overindulge a girl who will be receiving a truckload of gifts." Internal eyeroll. Exactly 2 days later, I started planning my daughter's birthday party, and realized how horribly upset she'd be if she saw all the great goodies I'm planning to put in the favor bags, and didn't get one herself. Eyeroll at self.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-17 02:36:09
ID: 49899
In response to a confession. Yes! I feel like I could have written this post! And for the 2-post confession following - thank you! Thank you for explaining your experience. No one talks about this! I'm coasting along in my late 40s, feeling partly the most confident in my life, giving fewer f's about stuff and then bam, dealing with perimenopause....it's so helpful to understand the spectrum of experiences people have and to know there are people who can relate, that it's normal, etc. (But yes - the period 2 weeks later BS!!! Same!!)
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-17 01:04:55
ID: 49894
Part 2 from below. So after those last three symptoms reared their ugly head, I decided my only choice to live a normal life was to take the HRT. Within 1 week of being on it, I was completely back to normal. I remained on it for 5 years, which is the longest recommended by my GYN. I was afraid my symptoms would come flooding back once I stopped, but they didn't. I occasionally get hot flashes, but it's nothing horrible. And sadly, the intercourse is still painful, although I'm going to use a low dose vaginal pill that you insert on a stick. (I forgot how often ). I'm not in a relationship at the moment, so I really have no need for that right now. Also there's another pill you take orally called Osphena, but that can cause blood clots (yay again!) so I'm choosing not to take that. Ugh. Menopause is a fucking pain in the ass. I'd way rather deal with a bloody, painful period once a month than live with menopausal symptoms. Good luck, OP.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-17 00:56:35
ID: 49893
I honestly wished I had some miraculous fix for you, but sadly I don't. In perimenopause I started getting hot flashes and sweats, but it wasn't anything horrible for me to handle. After 1 full year of having no periods at all, I was in full-fledged menopause, and then slowly but surely other symptoms started happening. I swore I'd never go on HRT, and first tried to ride it all out with nothing. Next I tried only natural ways to deal with symptoms, but unfortunately, nothing worked for me. The hot flashes and night sweats were still bearable, but then came the depression so bad that I didn't want to leave the house (who can live like that?), the excruciatingly painful intercourse (I was told the lining of the uterus doesn't only thin and cause pain, but it actually tears (Yay, fun stuff!), then came an occasional bout of anger that shocked the shit out of me. Continued
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-16 19:35:52
ID: 49885
Asshole narcissist father has a biopsy today. Called my mom for something unrelated and she said theyve been getting phone calls all morning from concerned friends "except his own children". Well, that's what happens when you're a horrible asshole of a father.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-16 02:04:13
ID: 49877
Lord help me. I have most of the symptoms of being perimenopausal. The worst symptoms are the rage. I also have my period again when I just had it a couple weeks ago! :/ Can any of you give me advice on what to do? What has helped you? Thank you in advance!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-15 03:48:10
ID: 49859
The absolute last thing I need is a t-shirt. Can I just donate money? How much do you need?
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-15 01:50:22
ID: 49857
In response to a confession. When you see blue font like that, it's a link. Click/tap on it. (You can take a link and replace "www..." with words.)
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-08-14 22:20:08
ID: 49852
In response to a confession. I must be slow..i don't get it... you need help how?
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