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Good morning all. Another lovely sunny morning, with Breakfast tele very busy spreading the word about the menopause. It is a long time since I was there, but my main symptom was hot flushes. HRT looked after it for many years but then I decided I should stop. Lo and behold, back came the hot flushes. I then discovered Evening Primrose and I am still taking strong doses of it, at 88, and if I stop, back they come! My menopause was stated by a hysterectomy aged 43 so it is a long time ago but provided I have the EP all is well!
There now, have I pressed a button? I am not sorry Fennie! It is so important that the tabu is lifted and that men fully understand what is going on.

Posted at 14th May 2019 - 09:19AM   Posted by Withy Brook   Good morning Comments: 6

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Hear hear Withy.
I have in the last couple of years stopped a few men over 50 in their tracks when they start moaning about their Wives and suggested they educate themselves about the long list of horrors menopause can throw at Women that don't involve blood of any sort. Rolling Eyes
Then suggest they try being supportive and understanding instead of moaning.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th May 2019 at 10:39AM

Fennie's Avatar I hope I understand and I hope I don't moan, though my observation would be that there are no patterns and everyone is different.

My maternal grandfather was a professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics and I have studied medicine albeit in an amateur way. I have lived a life surrounded by women - two mothers, a wife, an aunt, a great aunt, six sisters, two female children etc so I am not a complete ignoramus. There is hope yet. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 14th May 2019 at 01:48PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar I would expect you, like HO, had the sense to do a little homework Fennie and understand more than most. Very Happy
It's the ones who assume "She" is just a nutcase that does nothing but nag and cry at the most insignificant times without putting themselves in her shoes and thinking about what it might be like to suddenly plunge into the depths of despair just because one hormone has taken a nosedive overnight and the other can't make up it's mind.

Mind you, that said, there are an awful lot of women who know bog all about it either and do nothing to educate themselves about what to expect or even what is happening to them and why. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 14th May 2019 at 01:55PM

Faith's Avatar I'm so glad that all that is over! A nightmare for yearsSad

Posted by: Faith on 14th May 2019 at 02:28PM

Camilla's Avatar I am so glad too that mine has now gone, it happened in one full swoosh on October 21st 1997 when I was aged 49 years. I had it bad when I was young and the hot flushes too seemed to last for years on end.

Posted by: Camilla on 17th May 2019 at 02:39PM

Camilla's Avatar I used to get extremely irate during the months so much so that my HL had to duck the saucepans flying over, he knew full well to keep out of my way too as to whether he had a jot of sympathy I expect not.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 17th May 2019 at 02:41PM

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