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SilverPixie

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2010, 10:51:55 AM »

Hello !
Just found this forum and thought I would  post a query as there are so many nice replies on here .

I suffered badly from PMT every month and thought that all things being equal I would be let off lightly when the menopause kicked in- have had it for about 2 years now and am 55.
How wrong I was  !  ;D

Have all symptoms with a vengance - flushes , night sweats etc but the one thing that drives me mad is the anxiety, feeling down and inability to manage day to day things like I used to.
Is it possible that  progesterone  plays more of  a big a part in this meno thing than oestrogen? I know it was progesterone that caused the worse PMT.
I am not a fan of HRT ( breast cancer in family)  so have tried all the natural remedy things with varying and usually disappointing levels of success.
Thanks to anyone who reads this!
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Bette

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2010, 11:20:45 AM »

Hi SilverPixie
 :welcomemm:
I think the answer is that no-one knows and it's different for everyone! Sorry!
I'm on HRT and find that the prog. seems to help me the most - same for those ladies who are trying the natural prog. cream. Many others report that it's the prog. part of HRT which causes their problems.
It was the "anxiety, feeling down and inability to manage day to day things like I used to" as well as increased IBS problems which led me to try HRT and it has helped me a lot but I can understand your feelings about it - many others on here feel the same. Can I ask if you know if the breast cancer in your family was hormone-based? If not, it might be worth re-visiting the HRT issue.
Bixby x
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CLKD

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2010, 07:45:19 AM »

Great to have you all on Board - I went shopping with Hubby yesterday, came back this morning and hey presto! lots more members  :welcomemm:
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CLKD

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2010, 01:10:59 PM »

Join in browse round, ask away .......  :foryou:
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sunlover

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2010, 04:00:13 PM »

hello one and all
i have just joined the site , and alredy feel tons better. i have realised i am not mad after all ! :)
my gp put me on to menopause matters after i visited her this morning.
i must say after reading one or two post regarding flushes ,feelings,symptoms etc the relief i feel is unreal
i really thought i was cracking up .
anyway i just thought i would say" hello "
looking forward to reading lots more , hope i find my way around the site ok, cos im new to all this and im not very
computer" savvy"
regards
jayne :)
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Bette

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2010, 05:05:27 PM »

Hi jayne
 :welcomemm:
"I realise I'm not mad after all" - I think that's the most common reaction when we come here for the 1st time - isn't it great?  ;D
Bixby x
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sunlover

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2010, 05:40:37 PM »

hi bixey
thanks for the welcome :thankyou:
yes it is great , your right on that one .
having the mother of all flushes whilst im typing this , but whats new !
as i said before ,im really glad i have found this site ,it makes me feel better knowing that there are others feeling the same
and that its not all in my head !
off to have a cool bath now and put my jimmies on
but i will be back to read up on all the post i have missed

(me thinks im going to be busy)
regards
jayne :)
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Bette

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2010, 05:51:21 PM »

Don't forget to check out the "Funnies" - brilliant!  ;D
Bixby x
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sandie w

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2010, 06:14:40 PM »

Hi Jayne   :welcomemm:

don't know where any of us would be without this site, it's BRILLIANT, so many lovely ladies on here, they feel like true friends to me even though none of us have met.

enjoy reading all the posts, my fix for the day is coming on this website.

Sandie x
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Debz

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2010, 09:33:50 PM »

Hi everyone
I just registered with this site today. I have posted my story in the hi everyone topic. I'm really pleased to have found this site as like all of you i'm sure i will find it a great help.
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Taz2

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2010, 11:10:49 PM »

Hi Debz - welcome to the forum - you will find lots of support on here.

Taz x  :)
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sandie w

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2010, 06:36:12 PM »

Hi Debz,

 :welcomemm:

Sandie x

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Debz

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2010, 09:06:33 PM »

Hi Sandie and Taz thank you for the welcome :)
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CLKD

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2010, 05:40:52 PM »

 :welcomemm: :congrats: you've found us  ;) browse round, join in .......
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Meggie

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Re: NEWBIES
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2010, 05:51:20 AM »

Hi Newbies - A Warm Welcome to you all :bighug:

I joined the Forum in November, around the time when I reluctantly started HRT.  Both choices have helped me immensely. 

Being part of this group is such a benefit, it's encouraging, interesting, funny and so supportive.  There's so much to read.

 Enjoy, join in and try not to be too hard on yourselves.  We are all different and this site really does help.

As for anxiety issues - I think it's the worst part of the meno.

Looking forward to your input.

Meggie
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