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So I’ve noticed that my eyesight is tanking, my periods are more intense—AND Frequent!! (Every 2 weeks now)....I’m getting REALLY forgetful and ornerier‘n a starved badger.  Gaining weight and extremely moody.

Grrr....I’m starting to travel a lot, so my family isn’t subjected to it so much....but I could wring my traveling companion’s neck sometimes!

I live in an all male household, so I’m definitely feeling adrift here.

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      Yana Berlin wrote Jul 29, 2009
    • What’s going on you ask????

      You are fabulously40 and beyond girl estatic



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      Holly Beck wrote Jul 29, 2009
    • Sounds like peri-menopause. That happened to me, too (the frequent periods). I started birth control pills to regulate it and when I stopped taking them 3 years ago I didn’t have any more periods.



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      Loretta wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • I’m right there with you. I stopped taking the pill because the doc said I shouldn’t take it since I’m over 40. If you find something to get rid of these frequent periods please let me know.

      Until then you can be misery and I’ll be your company. ohhhh



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • Redcrow we are in the same boat!



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      Carolnphil wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • This happened to me once I hit 40.  I was on bcp for five years to regulate the periods but once I was diagnosed with colon cancer I was taken off bcp because of the risk of blood clots.  While doing chemo I had no periods.  Have been off chemo a year now and the periods have come back more intense and painful and last up to 11 days at a time.  I’m scheduled to start chemo again next week so the periods will cease.  Yeah!  When discussing these things with all of my doctors (men) all they would say was that it sounds like I’m starting into menopause.  The gyno suggested electrical uterine ablation and hysterectomy which I was seriously thinking of prior to having my cancer return.



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      Tammy Slater-Kendrick wrote Jul 30, 2009
    • I know everyone gets tired of hearing it, but following a proper diet and getting enough exercise daily helps regulate hormones. It’s not going to make menopause go away, but it does help smooth out the ride a little if you can’t undergo HRT. When the mood swing kicks in, go for a really brisk walk. If the endorphins don’t help, at least you‘re getting your aggression out without killing someone.



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      Allinet48 wrote Aug 1, 2009
    • several friends of mine had a uterine ablation and the procedure worked well for both of them. You don’t need a hysterectomy with this procedure.



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      Redcrow wrote Aug 4, 2009
    • All of the women in my mother’s side of the family (my mom, her sister, her daughter, my sister) have all had hysterectomies.  My sister and my mother were really messed up emotionally when it was over.  (Hormones?) ...said it made them feel...incomplete, and sad, depressed.

      So I feel like I’m doing well thus far to have gotten to an age beyond where they experienced all this stuff, but if it’s genetic, that’s pretty scary.

      Grr....I’m headed out on the road for several weeks of traveling ~ let’s see if I can stand MYSELF on the road!



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