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#20513 - 08/30/05 08:26 PM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
Daisygirl Offline
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Registered: 08/25/05
Posts: 1052
Loc: Ohio
Dotsie, my appt. is Friday and I'm going to leave right after for Gatlinburg (a girls weekend), but when I return, I'll let you know what he says.

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#20514 - 08/30/05 09:31 PM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Gatlinburg? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh...I wanna gooooo! I love that place! wahhhhhhhh....sniff...sniff...

JJ

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#20515 - 08/30/05 09:39 PM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
jawjaw Offline
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Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Have any of your visited this site?

http://www.womentowomen.com

They have tons of info on the big M...

Vicki, I'm wondering if they have/carry the same message as the site you mentioned? I would love to see a comparison. Reason being, I'm thinking strongly of following their program. I too believe that a hormone balance is what is missing and the culprit in so many of our (women's) health issues.

JJ

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#20516 - 08/30/05 10:15 PM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
Eagle Heart Offline
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Registered: 03/22/05
Posts: 4876
Loc: Canada
I had a quick tour of that site, JJ (http://www.womentowomen.com) and am delighted to discover that I suffer EVERY SYMPTOM listed. Ouch.

I've been investigating the fluoride overload connection for two months...with no definitive conclusion. Now this offers a new avenue to explore that I hadn't considered taking seriously until this moment! Thanks for sharing that link.

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#20517 - 12/29/05 04:44 AM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
Bunnylady Offline
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Registered: 12/28/05
Posts: 4
Loc: Georgetown, TX
I had terrible outbursts and wonder how my husband suffered through it- he can be terribly mean and say horrible things as well but I would do things like get my whole family to support me and show rabbits with me for FFA and 4-H shows- getting up at 5 a.m. to get all the rabbits loaded, have a picnic and a good day by the beach with our bunnies and 200 other people and a bunch of rabbits only to arrive at the show and find no spots available and go into an instant funk- making my family pack everyone up and go home- everyone at the show used to watch us with their jaws dropped- I did this to them like 5 times, several times after driving hundreds of miles- someone should have punched me in the head- now I'm on Prempro and Paxil and am me again- like I was in my 20's- sweet and normal- I do want to get on Progesterone though- anyone tried that- read some bad things about Prempro
Patty

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#20518 - 12/29/05 05:04 AM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
yepthatsme2 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 816
Loc: Fredericksburg, Va.
Patty...

Not sure if there is anyone out there that hasn't done something out of the norm, being menopausal and all.

Know I have...symptoms seem to be getting better with time.
I've been taken off all of the hormones (prempro)etc. due to my health. To tell you the truth I honestly believe the prempro raised my blood pressure. So, be sure and monitor your blood pressure.

Did try a couple of the antidepressants with no sucess.

So when I do have a bad day...the kids and hubby stay at arms distance. [Big Grin]

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#20519 - 01/06/06 12:12 AM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
jen50 Offline
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Registered: 01/05/06
Posts: 7
Loc: NC
Try soy milk...I have been feeling nervous and having cognitive trouble for about 3 years, but it just really ganged up on me and I was tearing up at work, and i did try the hormones, (as in the pill) and phyto-estrogens; nothing was working until - tada - the soy milk. Everything has evened out, and no way am I thru it yet... I have milder hot flashes but almost none of the searching for the correct word I was experiencing and I do seem to crave the soy milk now. Day 2 I noticed a general feeling better, by day 4 I was feeling like my old self of over 4 years ago, and its just about a cup a day over cereal, out of 9 days I had cereal twice and once a glass of it at night...got over the taste by day two. It really really helped.

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#20520 - 01/06/06 12:28 AM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
yepthatsme2 Offline
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Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 816
Loc: Fredericksburg, Va.
Hi Jen50...

Welcome to BWS...

I tried the soy milk...it just wasn't a big help for me...also ate soy beans by the handful.
What works for some, just doesn't work for others.

As of now...my symptoms aren't too bad. At least I'm sleeping 5 hours a night.
Still have days with brain fog...think everyone here at home is use to it now, and just ignores me when they can.

Nice to have you here...go to the Welcome Forum and introduce yourself to the other ladies.

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#20521 - 02/08/06 02:40 AM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
writegirl1949 Offline
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Registered: 06/02/05
Posts: 191
Loc: Arizona
I'm so sorry I never got back to this thread until now. Thank you all so much for your suggestions.

I guess I just decided to "grin and bear it" -- hmmm, that's not quite true. More like complain and scream and cry and live with it. LOL.

Estroven helped a bit but it wasn't totally reliable. The hot sweats have decreased ... haven't had a period in 5 months ... and you know, now that I've written it, it'll come back, sorta like our kids, lol.

I find that emotional or stressful issues sometimes bring on my period and as I'm getting ready to return to the states after almost 3 years here, I'm not going to be upset if I have another period or two.

But I have a new question for any of you. Do you know or have you ever heard of sexual desires INCREASING during peri-menopause or menopause itself? I'm trying to do some research and I really feel like you ladies are more honest and open.

I don't want "confessions", lol. Even if you want to contact me privately, that's fine.

Hope it's okay to ask this. If not, let me know Dotsie.

Blessings, Francine

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#20522 - 02/25/06 01:48 AM Re: Menopause or Mental Illness
ChristinaR Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 71
Loc: Kentucky
Another good Site with a lot of recommendations for natural treatment as an alternative to HRT is Power Surge.

http://www.power-surge.com/recommend.htm

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