Patient Comments: Menopause - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with approaching menopause?

Comment from: Visitor, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 22

I'm 57, went through menopause around 50 and experienced no typical menopausal symptoms. At most, I felt slightly warm for short periods. It's true, not all women have a terrible menopause.

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Comment from: Goldie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

Curious to know as I'm heading towards menopause, if your period just stops. I've always been regular to the day. I have had unusual bleeding in past few months, as well as several bladder infections over the year. I stopped bleeding and I've missed 2 periods not really noticing. I know I need to go to the doctor, but I like the knowledge of my own body before I have someone poke and prod scaring me with just the matter of facts.

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Comment from: blondie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

I'm 51 and had been taking oral contraceptives in a continuous format (so I only had to have a period every 3 months) for 15 years now. When I had that period, I had night sweats every night starting at age 44 but otherwise, the pill kept me symptom free. Now that I'm 51, my doctor doesn't like to prescribe the pill for me anymore so now I get to figure out what menopause symptoms I have in addition to the night sweats. I'm hoping I only have a few more years of symptoms left.

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Comment from: gia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

I have been having irregular periods for about 4 years. This month my period has not happened but it feels like I am having it. I have all the symptoms, but no bleeding. Perhaps I am finally getting to the end!

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Comment from: Hating 50's, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

I am experiencing menopause and have been for the last 5 to 6 years. I can't function. I can't go outside because I am soaked and have a bad odor. I can't sleep and can't laugh anymore; nothing is fun and I don't know what to do or how to live anymore. Doctors are afraid to treat me due to other health issues. I hate this time of my life when it should be the best time of my life!

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Comment from: labrador, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

With my approaching menopause, I have not had a period for 7 months and am experiencing chronic fatigue, weight gain, mood swings and no sexual desire. It is horrible. I hope it ends soon! I am 48 years old.

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Published: July 29

I am only 35 and I had to have a hysterectomy due to an illness and now I am feeling as if I have no energy to do anything. I am always crabby and I can't seem to get interested in having sex at all. I pray that I can get some kind of treatment to help me get through this. I am still too young to feel this worn out.

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Comment from: PattyR, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 26

I'm 54, and am getting aggravated... no sign of menopause on the horizon! I want this period nonsense to stop! Wait, maybe my crankiness is an early sign.

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Comment from: szurek, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 29

I get hot flashes about every 10 to 15 minutes all night long; no sleep for about a month now.

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Comment from: JaneDoe, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I am 42, my period has been regular since I was 10 - every 28 days lasting for 5 days. It continues to be that way but my period ended on Friday last and I continue to have a pain together with fever etc. I went to the doctor and he told me it was menopause. If this is menopause - period pains like a teenager for more than 5 days - is just not cutting it.

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