My mom didn't go through menopause until she was 64. I'm 65 and have every imaginable symptom of menopause. The one thing that bothers me most is the out of control unpredictable bleeding. You have to know that I've always had nasty heavy periods since I was about 10. I'd been to doctors and taken everything to help but all of if didn't work. So, it's back to living with it and hoping it stops. As for this moment, I was startled awake by a sudden gushing of blood so fled to the bathroom. I probably am one of the major buyers for all those heavy duty pads they make. I've been told that I had MS, Elephant Man's disease(see the movie), and lupus. My body does its own thing and always has and I'm used to it but these gushes are too much and can last for a few minutes, an hour, a day, or several days. Also, I have months of being as dry as a desert plus hot and cold flashes, mood swings, insomnia, and everything else all the time.View Thread
The new antibiotics only suppress an infection which I found out in 2007. I found out after going to a clinic for a cat bite. If my immune system hadn't kicked in after the infection had been suppressed there's no telling what the outcome might have been. No hormones even reduced in strength. I have become more sensitive to drugs as I age. I was in therapy for nearly severe PTSD for 15 years. One of the results of PTSD, even with a successful therapeutic outcome, was the complete and non retrievable loss of trust in everyone.View Thread
I don't have a gynecologist. I did not take Medicare Part B at the time it was offered. I have zero trust in doctors. I don't respond well to those kinds of drugs, At one point, a gynecologist put me on birth control pills (1970's). It was a disaster. It did control the bleeding but I had horrible cramping. He then placed me on Stilbesterol which was just as bad. My periods were never regular, could be outlandishly heavy, and unpredictable. I'd have a period then two weeks later have another one or miss a month. The bleeding was debilitating at times and the cramps would cause me to double over. Anything could and did happen, now this. Right now, I bleed from the vagina and urethra as well.View Thread
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