how long does it last

lynn_2006May 29, 2006

I HAVE BEEN READING THE FOURM AND IT FEELS SO GOOD TO KNOW THAT I AM NOT GOING CRAZY.I AM 51 AND HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH THIS FOR 3 YEARS. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW LONG THIS MENAPAUSE THING TAKES.I GET SO TIRED THAT I CAN'T HARDLEY STAY AWAKE,BUT MY LIFE IS SO BUSY I HAVE TO.IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME WITH ANY INFORMATION PLEASE LET ME KNOW.THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR ALL OF US,

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Heathen1

Everyone is different... it can last 10 years. This one friend of mine INSISTS that the hot flashes never stop... but I think that she is different.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2006 at 11:10AM
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mscratch

I am going into my 7th year of it..when will it end? Can't help you with that.. You might try going to a physician that deals specifically with menopause and most likely a blood test will be ordered that can reliably tell you how far you are into it..it differs so much with each woman..my sister-in-law is nearly thru hers and we are the same age (53)..she has no symptoms other than some flashing..must be wonderful! On the other hand, I have been sick as a dog thruout this ordeal..after the first 5 years the symptoms have lessened but the tiredness has never left.. A good talk with your physician will give you an idea of the options available to you.. I chose to be on replacement therapy for almost 2 years, but eventually I felt just as bad on it as off.. it will get better but it depends on alot of things.. go see your Doctor.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2006 at 10:40AM
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lynn_2006

THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE.I CAN'T TAKE HTR. IT JUST FEELS GOOD BEING ABLE TO TALK TO WOMEN THAT IS GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING.I THANK EVERYBODY FOR THEIR ADVICE.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 7:53PM
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Heathen1

Yeah, yer not loony... you might need some hormones, but you aren't loony.... course, wait a minnit.... you may just be loony, I might be too loony to tell the difference! :D

    Bookmark   June 1, 2006 at 9:26PM
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LynnZee

Well I'm 59 and still have periods once in a while. Right now it's not too bad but I've had such anxiety that I took Prozac for 2 years, then just quit and was ok. I also had a racing heart, went to the Dr. umpteen times, he didn't know what was wrong, finally I went to the ER one night and found out there was nothing wrong and that I could calm myself. Sure wish the Dr would have known that, he knew zip about menopause. I've had hot flashes too. I don't know when it will finally end....Lynn

    Bookmark   June 6, 2006 at 12:20AM
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lynn_2006

lynnzee: I have been going through the same thing with doctors.I know what you are talking about when you say they do not know anything about menopause. I have been to the hospital so many times thinking I was having a heart attack and it wasn't.I hope someday to wake up and feel like my old self again.Till then I guess we women just have to keep on trying to deal with all of this.Good luck and thanks to everybody who has responded to my thread.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2006 at 7:36PM
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