hot flash

Blossom, TX

#1 Aug 24, 2008
Just wondering if any one is experiencing symptoms of menopause at 46 years of age and if so, what symptoms?
Well

Arlington, TX

#2 Aug 24, 2008
My wife did at 44. It was hell on me haha. Oh, it still is.
cant get a break

Paris, TX

#3 Aug 24, 2008
yeah my wife too,,,,,,,hot flashes,MOODINESS, bitchin aboutt= everything,,,,total hell for a man,,,,,,im sorry for the woman too
Alumni

Norman, OK

#4 Aug 24, 2008
cant get a break wrote:
yeah my wife too,,,,,,,hot flashes,MOODINESS, bitchin aboutt= everything,,,,total hell for a man,,,,,,im sorry for the woman too
Now see, that's just wrong. It's not a fun thing for a woman to go through. It turns you into something you're not and you feel like hell. And yes, I'm sorry for the men that have to live it with their wives but if you love them you would make it a point to learn about it and understand it. I work for an OB/GYN and I see husbands come in with their wives all the time to ask questions and support their wives. That's love.
Oh Yeah

Paris, TX

#5 Aug 24, 2008
Alumni wrote:
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Now see, that's just wrong. It's not a fun thing for a woman to go through. It turns you into something you're not and you feel like hell. And yes, I'm sorry for the men that have to live it with their wives but if you love them you would make it a point to learn about it and understand it. I work for an OB/GYN and I see husbands come in with their wives all the time to ask questions and support their wives. That's love.
I was in a store yesterday and suddenly I got HOT. Sweat was pouring off of my head, running down my face and onto my checkbook as I was paying for my purchases. That's when the bad mood set in. I hated everything and everybody. I am usually a nice person, but nothing can turn me into a big b---- more than a hot flash. I feel for you, dear. It started in my mid 40s and now I'm 54 and it's still going on. I take hormones and they help some but it's not a fun time of life. I was so glad when PMS was over, but I'd go back in a heartbeat if I could. At least it was only once a month. This pops up at any time.
Oh Yeah

Paris, TX

#6 Aug 24, 2008
And for you men out there, please try to be understanding. I'm one of the lucky ones. My husband is supportive. If I had to deal with a man who didn't understand on top of it all, I'd be in a mental institution!
Say What

Coppell, TX

#7 Aug 24, 2008
I've a friend who was suffering tremendously from the symptoms of menopause. They were worse than any I had ever seen.
She went to Dr. Zimmerman, last year, and is doing great, now. Expensive, yes, but she says it's worth it. She goes back every 6 months for the pellets.
Oh Yeah

Paris, TX

#8 Aug 24, 2008
What kind of "pellets"? I'll do or pay anything to get some relief.
Say What

Coppell, TX

#9 Aug 24, 2008
Complete blood test are performed for evaluation what and how much is needed. Tiny pellets of natural components are injected under the skin for slow release into the system.
The site of injection is tender for a day or two, according to her, then goes away.
How often one returns for more pellets, is based on the return of the symptoms. She goes back every 6 months.
I believe she said the first visit is around 500 for blood work,etc.
Oh Yeah

Paris, TX

#10 Aug 24, 2008
Say What wrote:
Complete blood test are performed for evaluation what and how much is needed. Tiny pellets of natural components are injected under the skin for slow release into the system.
The site of injection is tender for a day or two, according to her, then goes away.
How often one returns for more pellets, is based on the return of the symptoms. She goes back every 6 months.
I believe she said the first visit is around 500 for blood work,etc.
Thanks for your kindness in responding. I appreciate it and will look into this.
hot flash

Blossom, TX

#11 Aug 24, 2008
I have over the last year gained a significant amount of weight in my mid section. My eating habits have not changed and i have never gained weight in this area before. I have no get up and go and the weight gain has depressed me to no end! I have heard so much negative stuff about taking hormones and i just don't know what to do. Also i am in need of a good doctor for this problem.Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks!
Oh Yeah

Paris, TX

#12 Aug 24, 2008
hot flash wrote:
I have over the last year gained a significant amount of weight in my mid section. My eating habits have not changed and i have never gained weight in this area before. I have no get up and go and the weight gain has depressed me to no end! I have heard so much negative stuff about taking hormones and i just don't know what to do. Also i am in need of a good doctor for this problem.Any suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Thanks!
That's probably part of middle age and not much you can do but exercise and eat less. But I would talk to a doctor if I were you in case it's something else, just to be sure. There are good gynecologists here who can help.
Mean-o-pause

United States

#13 Aug 24, 2008
hot flash wrote:
Just wondering if any one is experiencing symptoms of menopause at 46 years of age and if so, what symptoms?
I AM 46 years old and have been having these symptoms for about 2 years. My gyn says that it is what happens before menopause (permi-menopausal). I have gained weight, had terrible hot flashes, am mean about 98% of the time. WOO HOO. There are several things to do - however, I finally found this stuff (over the counter) called Avlimil and it took the hot flashes away.(works a little on the mean part too). I still am not losing the weight (but I really need to exercise). I was just SO glad to get rid of the hot flashes. You can get it at Miesch's office or online. Good luck! Maybe we should get a support group started for 40-somethings!!!
Say What

Coppell, TX

#14 Aug 24, 2008
I'm by no means a pro or expert, however, when the ovaries start shutting down, so does the metabolism and muscle tone. Calories consumed, unless burned up, converts into fat, especially around the middle and hips. It's a common complaint of most women. Be careful of tummy area, it's been proven, it increases the risk for heart related problems.

Menopause is far worse than any man could/can ever experience. It can shatter a person's life unless they try to understand by reading, listening to someone/anyone that's in the know. Toooo many male doctors fail to inform the patient and husband of what 'can' occur.
Compared with the vast numbers of studies for men, it's only been a few years they have discovered the effects of menopause on women and heart disease among many other things. We've come a long way, Baby. Yes we have!

Dr. Chadwick and Williams are good dotors for female related problems.
Hope

Paris, TX

#15 Aug 24, 2008
hot flash wrote:
Just wondering if any one is experiencing symptoms of menopause at 46 years of age and if so, what symptoms?
I went thru horrible peri and menopause symptoms, sleeping with two fans
blowing on me and the thermostat on 60. That is, when I did sleep, for almost a ten year period. I finally stopped menses(sp) and then I ended up having to have a hysterectomy after I had naturally made it thru menopause. I have never taken hormones and have no plans to. I think the weight gain for me was more from not sleeping than eating. I try to exercise most days for health, not weight loss and eat healthy most days. Anyway, once you make it thru menopause, it's like a second adolescence; no periods. I think it's very important to just walk most days even if you don't feel like it and I know you probably don't feel like it sometimes. It will help your mood swings. I think people are too quick to reach for some sort of pill these days to fix stuff and the pills end up doing more harm. I'm 58.
Hope this helps.
forty something

Blossom, TX

#16 Aug 24, 2008
Let me clarify one thing. I have not had a period in a year so i guess i am in menopause.
beer thirty

Blossom, TX

#17 Aug 25, 2008
I am 48 and my symptoms started about 3 years ago. I no longer have a period and i never had hot flashes that i've known of but seems like my face and skin have really aged in the last year more so than ever before. My weight has increased dramatically around my middle even though my eating haven't changed!Ugh So i have got to adjust my diet and start exercising stat!
30ish

Paris, TX

#18 Aug 25, 2008
Call Dr. Zimmerman! Bio-Identical Hormone will make you feel like a new woman. I was having severe hot flashes during the day and night sweats too, and after 2 weeks of getting the insertion, they stopped immediatley. It's wanderful! The best remedy for menopause out there. Just inquire about it if your not sure. It is well worth it!!!

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