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From: Carol in ME
Date: 05-03-2005, 09:32 PM (1 of 22)
Has this happened to anyone else?
Note: do not read while eating...
We have a cat who reliably coughs up hairballs, and has done it for years. DH always has to comment on them, ("Thank-you kitty, that's appetizing" or something to that effect.) Pre-menopausal Carol let the comments pass without saying anything, BUT Menopausal Carol had scooped the hair up on a magazine insert specially saved for this purpose, and was walking by DH's breakfast at the moment he made the comment, and was milliseconds away from tipping it into his omelette. "NO!" I thought, "that's only funny to you, inside your head, it's not a funny thing to DO!"

A friend told me it's time to look into hormone replacement. I said they don't give out hormone replacement based on sarcasm....
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From: MyGirlFriday
Date: 05-03-2005, 10:03 PM (2 of 22)
I may not be menopausal.....but I did quit antidepressents last week....I have to tell you...
I'm laughing out loud!!!!

Yea maybe a little gross but darn funny!!

thanks for the laugh~
Blessings & Smiles

Frogs have it easy....they just eat what's buggin' them.
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 05-03-2005, 11:36 PM (3 of 22)
I guess I've always been menopausal then....I sometimes just let fly with whatever comes into my brain at the time....(if I have to edit myself, it becomes a chore and I'd rather not live that way....)...I'd keep the hairball and make sculptures of them all....maybe that'll teach him not to make such assinine statements.....

My husband routinely says stupid things and I always point them out and ask him who he thinks he is...(ie...the ferrets are making me crazy and won't stop 'whatever'.....well..thats what ferrets DO...they're animals, they don't know any better if you don't like it...leave....THEY'RE staying here...)

I think sometimes we just get tired of matter how much we love them or how long we've lived with'em...they just get on our nerves. (menopause or not....)

I love my sister to death....I brought her up, I'd do anything for her, but when I told her my baby Bob died....she said, you have two others...I just hung up the phone, rather than tell her to quit being an ass and how would she like it, if I said that if her dog died ??? So I just didn't talk to her for a week and then I said she oughta have a thought about others once-in-awhile....

I liked the idea of you dumping the hairball into his food too...sounded fine to me. :up:
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From: mamadus
Date: 05-06-2005, 12:22 AM (4 of 22)
definitely menopause... been there.. seriously thought about it!! but hey... restraint!! we will live through it!!

:up: MO
life is too short, not to explore
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From: paula1725
Date: 05-06-2005, 06:59 PM (5 of 22)
I have been on hormone replacement for five years. I tried to go off of them twice. My Husband put me back on them both times!!!! need I say more?
Been there done that better try hormone replacement therapy. Its better that the opitons LOL
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From: DorothyL
Date: 05-06-2005, 07:55 PM (6 of 22)
It sounds like me when I quit smoking.
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From: Orc40k
Date: 06-29-2005, 01:12 PM (7 of 22)
Sounds like me when I'm not taking my mood stablizers. Try combining bipolar disorder with menopause. At least you are still able to talk yourself out of putting the hairball in his breakfast. :smile:

BTW I'm taking black cohosh for menopause symptoms. I can't vouch for what it would do for the mood swings since I'm on specific meds for that, but it has done wonders for the night sweats and hot flashes!

"It's not a hot flash, it's a power surge."
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From: MaryW
Date: 06-29-2005, 01:39 PM (8 of 22)
I can definitely relate but furballs make my skin crawl.
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 06-29-2005, 10:39 PM (9 of 22)
Carol you need to read my post on the jokes page where I gave some advice on stress relief. Save the hairballs for another time i like my idea better. :bg: I can see his eyeballs looking up at you now.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: bridesmom
Date: 07-02-2005, 12:21 AM (10 of 22)
Oh Carol - I probably would have done it!! And busted a gut laughing. And had to pay for it for at least a week of silent treatment (hhhhmmmmm, that might not be so bad....) I think I am getting stranger as I get older, at least my sense of humor is getting warped more and more.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: Longblades
Date: 07-30-2005, 08:32 AM (11 of 22)
Orc4ok, black cohosh? How do you take it? I've had night sweats all my adult life but now, after stopping some meds, I've got them even stronger along with hot flashes. I never knew how cold you got with hot flashes either. From dripping sweat to shaking hypothermia in, well, in a flash.
User: Longblades
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From: Orc40k
Date: 08-01-2005, 12:12 PM (12 of 22)
Longblades, I took a black cohosh and soy isoflavone supplement sold by Discount Drug Mart. Look for something that has a standardized amount of black cohosh extract in the neighborhood of 40 mg (It htink that was the amount) plus some soy isoflavones. I took one capsule a day in the morning and in less than a week my hot flashes went away. I kept taking it for about 6 weeks. The hot flashes haven't come back. It doesn't work for everyone, but it's worth a try. Especially before you jump into hormone replacement therapy. Too many side effects with that and none with the black cohosh. Email me if you need to.

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From: Raine
Date: 08-01-2005, 10:23 PM (13 of 22)
I had a hysterectomy on July 1 and am waiting for the hot flashes to start. Is it possible not to have them at all?
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From: Hogmami
Date: 08-01-2005, 10:50 PM (14 of 22)
I had an hysterectomy 13 years ago and have never had a hot flash.
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From: ninifav
Date: 08-01-2005, 11:51 PM (15 of 22)
I am NOT menopausal...This is just my @##*! personality...You gotta problem with that??? (Thank God for my hormones.)
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From: Sancin
Date: 08-02-2005, 03:17 AM (16 of 22)
Hot flashes after hysterectomy - depends on the type of hysterectomy you had. Did they remove the ovaries?

Question: Anybody have hot sweat flashes specific to an area in the body and what do you do? I also had a hysterectomy many years ago but still have ovaries. I am long past menopause which wasn't all that bad. BUT I sweat all around my hair line at anything that would have caused a hot flash, hot environment and anything over usual exertion. I am really looking for a antiperspirspirant type shampoo but none available. Regular ap leaves white powder on face. Anyone tried the black cohosh for this? I do drink soy drinks and it seems (in my mind) to give a little relieve.
*~*~*~* Nancy*~*~*~* " I try to take one day at a time - but sometimes several days attack me at once."
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From: snowydacat
Date: 08-02-2005, 08:49 AM (17 of 22)
I have just enbarked on pre menopausal and OH seems to think its just an extension of pre menstrual, just not as predictable timing! The furball would DEFINATELY have gone in with me lol. I cant control my hissy fits, then 30 seconds later flutter my eyelashes and plead hormones as I realise what I have every time :bg:
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From: Longblades
Date: 08-04-2005, 10:46 AM (18 of 22)
Orc40K, 40 mg, ok, I'll look for that. I was on HRT for seven years for other problems and stopped taking it in October. Nov. and Dec were wonderful, no flashes, my other problem solved. I had always suspected that a mild depression was caused by the HRT and my great feeling in Nov. and Dec seemed to bear that out. I also thought that perhaps I was going to be one of the lucky ones and not have hot flashes but they have caught up with me. I feel so great being OFF the HRT that I want to explore other ways of controlling the hot flashes.
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From: Sewhappie
Date: 08-05-2005, 10:32 PM (19 of 22)
I had a complete hyseterectomy 18 yrs ago and the only thing that has saved my sanity has been the Black Cohosh!!!! I still have hot flashes but they don't come as often or as long as they did before I started the Black Cohosh. I was always the one with 20 layers of clothes on in the winter. NOW I go barefoot in the snow and wear shorts in the dead of winter!!!! I have to sleep with the window cracked open, the house gets to hot for me at 68 degrees at night!!!! I just want to know when all this will stop for good!?!?!?!?!? My furballs, who are always cold in the winter always want to cuddle with me at night in bed, JUST as I'm having a hot flash!!!!
At work if they need anything out of the walk-in cooler, they send me in for it!! Everyone else freezes their fannies off in it. I walk in and
tell them to turn the temp DOWN more, it's not cold enough!!!!
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From: gb1
Date: 08-08-2005, 05:09 PM (20 of 22)
For anyone who may be interested -- there are other options for menopause than hormones, antidepressants or even hairballs in hubby's breakfast. Leave it to doctors to turn a natural stage of life into a "disease." Christiane Northrup M.D. has two books that are a good place to start -- The Wisdom of Menopause and Womens Bodies, Womens Wisdom
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Member since: 08-08-2005
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From: MaryW
Date: 08-09-2005, 08:02 AM (21 of 22)
I walked around our street with shorts and sleeveless tank top and my neighbor walked past me with pants and a jacket. I did get some strange glances. :bluewink:
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 08-09-2005, 12:28 PM (22 of 22)
I am thankful to say, I must be finally over with all that mess, I actually get cold now when in a place that has air conditioning going full blast. My husband and I used to go round for round with the ac in our house but now we are both on a more even level. Hang in there Mary it gets better.
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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