Patient Comments: Menopause - Experience

Did you experience weight gain with menopause?

Comment from: mai an, Female (Patient) Published: August 27

I can't get rid of the weight and terrible hot rash after menopause. It has been going on for almost 10 years; I cannot take estrogen.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Toye, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I have not experienced weight gain with menopause. I have not had a period since 2003. I also have thyroid disease. Hot flashes and night sweats are terrible. Mood changes are terrible.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Mollie007, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I have experienced weight gain and the muffin top with menopause. I do exercise regularly and watch what I eat. I have been able to control it, but it is with concentrated effort.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: peachy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

Absolutely. 5 months after surgical menopause, I am about 20 pounds over my pre-hysterectomy weight, without altering my diet. Not easy. I have been back at the gym (3-4 times per week) for 1 month now and I don't think this will make a difference but I keep going because of health benefits.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: NWcorner, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 14

I started with hot flashes and night sweats at the age of 38. I am 48 and haven't had a period in five years. I still have night sweats and an occasional hot flash. I have gained 35 pounds in the last five years. I keep active and walk every day. I watch what I eat. I have tried many popular diets, and I still cannot lose weight. I was always a pear-shaped woman, but now my weight is all in my mid-section.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Grandma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 28

Yes, that dreaded belly fat! Without changing my diet, my waistline seemed to increase almost over night. I have adjusted my caloric intake, pumped up my exercise routine but I really don't see much of a difference although my body feels better than it does when I don't exercise.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Purple T, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 18

I gained weight around my middle and I hate it. I have tried diet and walking but nothing seems to make a difference. I hate being 52 and still worrying so much about my weight.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: Mona, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

Yes I also gained weight around the middle; I found it very difficult to lose weight. I could cut calories to 1200 a day and the weight didn't budge. I exercise too, I did notice after 3 months of exercise and diet I was able to lose 2 lbs. I feel better but would still like to lose more weight.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Menopause - Symptoms Question: What symptoms did you experience with approaching menopause?
Menopause - Treatments Question: What treatment has been effective for your menopause symptoms?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors