Aw, TennisKat, Im glad others have already told you you are not a freak!
My older sister is 63 and she still, - ahem... has her period! Our mother used to claim she still had hers when she was 70! I have heard we inherit the same characteristics as our mothers on this subject but I guess it missed me. Luckily I have already been without my period for over a year (Im 56) and not too much agony over it, no hot flashes, just a lot of insomnia!
Can anyone offer ideas on how to deal with night time leg cramps? Its more like creepy crawly feelings that are SO uncomfortable. I am loosing so much sleep!!!
I have not had a period for well over a year so I consider myself done w menses. Fortunately I do not have some of the very awful symptoms of menopause, I do not have hot flashes, no night sweats.
I do have serious sleep problems, eyebrows sprouting on my chin, (funny but gross) aches and pains all over my body, a feeling of irregular heartbeat, irritability, anxiety, I can burst into emotions reading a greeting card, crashing fatigue, loss of concentration, loss of mental focus, itchy skin on hands and feet, especially at night, increased constipation, increasing belly fat and deflating breasts.
Gee, this menopause is lovely, isn't it? And why can't we call it womenopause??? Because we are turning into men?... or at least I feel like I am turning into a man!!
Any suggestions for relief? Thanks a bunch! Juls View Thread
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