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    Women of a certain age...

    When I say a certain age, the age can be from 35+ depending on your personal circumstances.

    I wanted to start a thread mainly for help, discussion, tips for peri and post menopause.
    Did you know that the symptoms can be similar to anxiety and anxiety can be one of the symptoms.
    Did you know that menopausal symptoms can last for years? Did you know that there are symptoms that you wouldn't think could be related to hormonal change such as...
    A sudden pain (especially under the breast bone)
    Unexplained itching
    Dropping things
    Bumping into things
    Forgetting what you were going to say
    Sudden headrush
    Fatigue
    Achy joints (especially wrists and lower back)
    Insomnia
    Hot flushes
    Tearful for no particular reason
    Loss of patience
    Not wanting to be in crowds
    Weight gain
    Unexplained smells or a change in smell
    Crawling feeling on the legs
    Change in taste
    A feeling of falling forward
    Thinking there's someone in the room when there isn't
    Forgetting where you put stuff
    Urgency for the loo
    Digestive issues
    Blurry eyesight / straining eyesight
    Tripping over nothing
    Not wanting to socialise
    Lack of sex drive
    Fear for no reason....

    The list is endless. Anyone familiar with any of these symptoms? So often we are diagnosed with anxiety when menopause can actually be to blame for some of the symptoms.
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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    I would love to be the part of the group, I think it is wonderful idea!

    Female, white, 62 years of age, one son, married.

    Lana

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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    46 here, I basically need someone to tell me on loop that my weird periods aren't a sign that I'm dying.

    In return I can offer cheerleading, cat photos and easy recipes.
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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    Lana

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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    BlueIris, your weird periods are not anything to worry about. It's all down to hormones. x

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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    Thanks, Carn.
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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    I'm 40 and I get all of these any more! Heart palpitations is another one that is super common from hormonal change. So much fun being a lady.

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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    Me too!!! 49 now and the relentless anxiety took off when I was 41! Itís been a decade of fear, with a few months of calm in between each flare up.

    Feeling many of these symptoms but the mood swings and sleeping through the night are terrible. Have been dealing with one sided intermittent breast pain for 5 months now and not sure if this is a peri symptom or not!!!!!

    Thanks for starting this post!

    Sel

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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    I'm 50 and anxiety started around mid 30's for me. Now I get morning sickness type nausea, adrenaline rushes ( especially at around 4am and then hard to get back to sleep), other gut issues, headaches ( worst was daily headaches for 4 months straight), still a lot of anxiety and don't socialize except with my family. Periods are still fairly regular but have been heavy for last 10 years (maybe more ? forgotten haha). Brain fog....do stupid things at times like try to put wrong lid on container, you know the usual brain fart type issues LOL. Mind you hubby does that too.
    Fun times

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    Re: Women of a certain age...

    I'm 56 and on HRT, very familiar with all of the symptoms. To be honest the physical symptoms were easier than the emotional ones. One minute I would be furious about something the next uncontrollable crying with no idea why I'd been furious. HRT has helped but it's still a bit of a roller coaster.

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