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  • @Bobfish23 Hi Bobfish welcome to the forum and thank you for your post. I know how you feel when you are experiencing all of these emotions and symptoms. The weight, the mood swings and not feeling like yourself are all definitely symptoms of menopause. It can be so frustrating feeling this way. I am not a doctor or…
  • @Kimbo Thank you for your post Kimbo. I am sorry that you are experiencing dry eye. I have the same issue but not sure where it is coming from or what is causing it but it can be quit annoying. I use Systane eye drops when my eyes start to act up. I am not sure if allergies affect it too. I am not a doctor or an expert in…
  • @Rnsweet49 Welcome to the forum and thank you for your post. I am sorry that you are experincing high blood pressure. I am not an expert or a doctor but I would like to tag or experts in this post so that they can provide more insight @Menopauseorjustme and @Giada Frontino. I was recently diagnosed a couple of weeks ago…
  • @Tina1969 Welcome to the forum and thank you for your post. I am sorry that you are going through your anxiety and feeling you need to get a divorce. I am not an expert or a doctor but I will tag or experts in this post so that they can give you more insight @Menopauseorjustme @Giada Frontino. Menopause definitely affects…
  • @Jue180 Hi Jue180 thank you for connecting with us on our menopause community. I will reach out to professionals on the forum to answer your questions @DianePorterfield-Bourne and @Giada Frontino Please feel free to take a look around the website and resources and if you have further questions, please feel free to reach…
    in Stratum c Comment by MonicaM July 8
  • @DianePorterfield-Bourne Tjhank you, I feel better now with the medication
    in Bladder Comment by MonicaM June 27
  • @zoie24 Hi Zoie, Welcome to the forum so sorry that you are going through your symptoms. I see that @DianePorterfield-Bourne has already address your symptoms with you. I currently have a UTI and I haven't had one in a long while and let me tell you I am so miserable with it. I am taking medication for it and I hope that…
    in Bladder Comment by MonicaM June 24
  • @Toots_K Hi Toots welcome to the group. Please take a look around in the forum and feel free to join any of our discussions. I have included our specialist in this thread to give you further assistance with your question @Giada Frontino and @DianePorterfield-Bourne
  • @Harris1 Hello and welcome to the forum. Yes, vaginal dryness is definitely a common side effect for a lot of women. I am not a medical expert as the nurse and doctor on our forum. But personally for myself I use Astroglide and that has been very effective for me and seems to be working.
    in Dryness Comment by MonicaM June 14
  • @Menopauseorjustme I agree with Nurse expert Diane Porterfield Bourne regarding where have I gone? I think as women in perimenopause, menopause or post menopause you may ask yourself this question from time to time because your body is experiencing all types of changes and you are having a hard time processing it. I know…
  • @Curleyclaire Thank you for joining our community forum. Sorry that you are experiencing migraines. I see our nurse expert has reached out to you with some good advise. In addition, I am including an article for you take a look at it as an additional resource
    in Patches Comment by MonicaM June 14
  • @MissyH Thank you for your questions and a very warm welcome to our forum, so glad you've found us. So sorry to hear you're going through this, it must be very frustrating. I'm not a healthcare professional myself, but however we have our lovely gynae Dr @Giada Frontino on board with us who I'm sure will be able to advise…
  • @Kevint18777 Hello and welcome to the forum. I am sorry that you are experiencing these symptoms. I have tagged our medical professional in this post @Giada Frontino. I have had sharp pains before on the side of my head near my temple and they come and go at times but never found out what they were. Hopefully we can give…
  • @59WestcountryMaid Since I have been post menopausal I have had so many issues with my hair. I still have a long length of hair which I am grateful for but it does get split ends quit often and is always dry. I have to keep it conditioned regularly and for my ethnic background I put in a light oil like Jojoba oil or…
  • @59WestcountryMaid Welcome to our forum. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We have experts in this forum that can give you more insight with helping you. I am tagging them into this discussion @DianePorterfield-Bourne and @Giada Frontino. In the meantime here are a couple of articles that may help you
  • @Kalani45 Welcome to the forum and community. I am so sorry you are going through the symptoms that you are having. I am going to tag our experts in this conversation to help give you some suggestions. @DianePorterfield-Bourne and @Giada Frontino
  • @DianePorterfield-Bourne Yes, I have been a travel agent for a little while as a side business while working my full time job but things had slowed down so much so I was trying to find some other alternative things to do while travel was on hold so that is how Events By Monica was born. Most people in the US aren't doing…
    in Friday Comment by MonicaM May 18
  • @Tracyjackson76 Welcome to our forum and thank you for posting your symptoms and what you are going through. I am going to tag our medical professionals in the post to give you more insight and information @DianePorterfield-Bourne and @Giada Frontino Take a look at these articles and they maybe helpful to you
  • @Midgley20 The weight in the stomach area is my problem too. I have been doing KETO for about 4 months now and I have lost some weight and I am happy about it. Cutting out the carbs and sugar has helped me quite a bit. I still cheat sometimes but for the most part I don't eat nearly as many carbs as I used to. Although…
    in Weight Comment by MonicaM May 18
  • @Debfra You aren't alone with brain fog. I have experienced more times that I like to admit but I mainly experience at work. There are benefits to working from home and sometimes negatives about working from home. One of the negatives is the brain fog or the lack of concentration and/or focus. I get side tracked very…
  • @Sehin Hi Sehin, Here is an article that may help with aching legs
    in Menapause Comment by MonicaM May 18
  • @Sehin Hello, I am sorry that you are experiencing the calf pain and feeling sluggish and tired. I have had the calf pains before or cramps especially at night. I am not a medical professional but my GP suggested magnesium supplement tablets sometimes helps or elevating your legs when you sleep. Yes, I do have my moments…
    in Menapause Comment by MonicaM May 12
  • @Menopauseorjustme and @Giada Frontino How do you loose weight on menopause? How do you stay focus at work? I seem to go in and out of focus when I am at work. My mind tends to focus on other things that aren't work related.
  • @Shadow63 Hello thank you for reaching out to us on the forum. I am so sorry that you have been suffering with these symptoms since 2013. I can't imagine how uncomfortable you maybe feeling with your symptoms coming and going. I am going to tag our medical experts in this post to shed some light on what could be going on…
  • @AMR Thank you for posting on our forum. I am sorry that you are experiencing these symptoms it must be very difficult. A lot of women unforunately experience these symptoms joint pain, brain fog, anxiety, thyroid issues and night sweats. Some of these I have/had experienced too. The other symptoms that you are…
  • @IzzyB Thank you for posting on our community. I am sorry you are experiencing hair loss. I am experiencing some myself when I comb my hair a lot is coming out more than it used to. My hair is so dry now and brittle. I am trying to get more natural products for my hair. As for the hair loss and HRT, I will tag in our nurse…
  • @Sam woods I totally understand how feel you keep gaining weight after you try to eat healthy. I have tried for many years to loose weight since I have been post menopausal and it is quit the challenge. I agree with @Diane Porterfield-Bourne for me lowering my carbs and sugar has helped me a lot but it isn't easy because I…
  • @alicia Butler Thank you for your question Alicia. I am so sorry that you experiencing so many symptoms. I have tagged our nurse expert @Diane Porterfield-Bourne and doctor @Giada Frontino to give you further assistance. In the meantime, I found an article that may help a little bit. I truly hope things get better for you.
  • @Kimberly K Thorngate Here are the other articles I wanted to include but I ran out of space.
    in nausea Comment by MonicaM April 23
  • @Kimberly K Thorngate Hello Kimberly, thank you for posting in the group. I do get nausea myself from time to time most of the time I drink tea, water or eat crackers and sometimes that helps. Yes, I have had nausea after eating certain foods same here with greasy or spicy foods. I have digestive issues so I know when I…
    in nausea Comment by MonicaM April 23