Video Fitness Forum  

Go Back   Video Fitness Forum > Video Fitness Reader Forum > General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-29-21, 05:13 PM  
Gemini2874
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Northeast
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erica H. View Post
Gemini2874 - thank you so much!

Erica
You got it! I believe in you!!!👍💪👏👊
Gemini2874 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-21, 05:20 PM  
wendug
VF Supporter
 
wendug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago burb
Quote:
Originally Posted by angie_nrs View Post
You might be pleasantly surprised when you reach menopause. For me, it happened rather quickly. I was having regular cycles like clockwork, then skipped one here and there, and then just stopped. That was it. I remember a couple years prior to my periods ending though that I had raging PMS and crankyness.....I didn't even want to be around myself. After the cycles stopped so did the moodiness and brain fog. I feel much better now that I haven't had a cycle in almost 2 years, although I still have night sweats, hot flashes, and now some bladder leakage. I guess that estrogen was good for something.
This is kind of encouraging to hear. I hope my menopause hits quickly. It feels like my perimenopause symptoms have eased up and my cycles, although regular, are lighter. I don't have night sweats as bad and not so much moodiness. The brain fog is still there, though. Although my last cycle was worse than it has been in a long time. I just want to get this over with! Hugs to everyone dealing with this!!!
__________________
Wendy
wendug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-21, 05:23 PM  
Gemini2874
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Northeast
Yup...same boat. Did anyone try any supplements that actually worked? I bought some ďmenopause reliefĒ supplement from Amazon but I didnít notice any difference at all. My friend gave me some liquid form of herbs or something like that and I was supposed to take like Half a dropper full a day. Side note- It tasted disgusting!! Anyways, That didnít help either.

I know some people take hormones but I donít know much about that....
Gemini2874 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-21, 05:27 PM  
rhbrand
VF Supporter
 
rhbrand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Iowa
Quote:
Originally Posted by wendug View Post
This is kind of encouraging to hear. I hope my menopause hits quickly. It feels like my perimenopause symptoms have eased up and my cycles, although regular, are lighter. I don't have night sweats as bad and not so much moodiness. The brain fog is still there, though. Although my last cycle was worse than it has been in a long time. I just want to get this over with! Hugs to everyone dealing with this!!!
OMG I just had my period last week and it was HORRID! I'm just so ready to be done with this. The moodiness, the brain fog, and the "will my period barely be there or will it be horrid"
__________________
Check out my Blog Link in Profile on Home Page
rhbrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-21, 06:10 PM  
Gemini2874
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Northeast
After I finished meditating a short while ago, I realize that I need to take a break from the internet. All the bad news (shootings, COVID deaths, etc) are starting to get to me. I feel my anxiety rising. So, I feel the need to protect myself and take care of myself by just avoiding the internet and all technology for a bit. Stepping away is just resonating with me right now! So, if I don't answer then you will know why! Thanks for understanding!!!
Gemini2874 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-21, 01:52 PM  
Lori_Michigan
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
I wish someone would have just said to me in late 30s, "Hey, at age 44/45 you're going to gain weight out of nowhere, and won't be able to lose it, and you'll have wild mood swings and incessant PMS, and lose your hair, and never know how you'll feel from day to day, and you'll have bizarre health issues that no one can figure out. You'll weigh more than you did at 9 months pregnant, oh and you'll look pregnant! This will continue for probably 10 years or more." I think I would have been more prepared for this. But quite literally, I had NO idea what was happening to me. No one in my family had this quite so badly, and I had enjoyed about 15 years of relatively good health and keep my weight stable with exercise since having my son. And then boom, all of this out of nowhere. It's the not knowing how long this will last or when in the world will my weight and symptoms *ever* even out. I wish I could have a more positive outlook about my current situation, but it's the unknown aspects that are what make me so depressed. I guess I'm not at the acceptance stage yet.
Lori_Michigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-21, 02:30 PM  
Erica H.
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lori_Michigan View Post
I wish someone would have just said to me in late 30s, "Hey, at age 44/45 you're going to gain weight out of nowhere, and won't be able to lose it, and you'll have wild mood swings and incessant PMS, and lose your hair, and never know how you'll feel from day to day, and you'll have bizarre health issues that no one can figure out. You'll weigh more than you did at 9 months pregnant, oh and you'll look pregnant! This will continue for probably 10 years or more." I think I would have been more prepared for this. But quite literally, I had NO idea what was happening to me. No one in my family had this quite so badly, and I had enjoyed about 15 years of relatively good health and keep my weight stable with exercise since having my son. And then boom, all of this out of nowhere. It's the not knowing how long this will last or when in the world will my weight and symptoms *ever* even out. I wish I could have a more positive outlook about my current situation, but it's the unknown aspects that are what make me so depressed. I guess I'm not at the acceptance stage yet.
I'm so sorry. I am right there with you on much of this. After being incredibly healthy my whole adult life, I've been physically miserable the past several years to the point where my quality of life has suffered terribly. My lab work is all off but my doctor can't figure out what is wrong with me and she keeps referring me to expensive specialists and for expensive tests. I've had enough and can't invest more time and money, but this affects my poor DH a lot too since I feel so awful most days. It's hard to have a positive outlook when you don't see an end or resolution. Thinking of you.

Erica
Erica H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-21, 02:52 PM  
Erica H.
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
@gemini2874 I hope the internet break helps you feel better. Good for you for recognizing that's something you need to do and taking action.

Erica
Erica H. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-21, 11:09 PM  
angie_nrs
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by cailleach View Post
OMG I checked everything listed here
regular cycles to sporadic to complete stop - check
night sweats - check
hot flashes - check (make it stop!)
bladder leakage - check

My body really changed, going from pear shape to apple shape. The weight gain did not go to my hips. It's all in the belly. It's like I have an invisible belt right above my hips creating a muffin top. This weekend I noticed how flappy my upper arms are. I've got my grandmother's arms! All these triceps pushups and overheads aren't doing anything? I can't control the genetics but I can control my body. I can move, walk, do cardio, lift weights, touch my toes. That's good enough for me.
It sounds like we are sisters. My weight also went from my butt and hips to my mid section, but I have always been a pear and hated it! Now my lower body is more in-line with my whole body. I was grateful to have a flatter butt. I have a bit of a spare tire going on, but IF and trying to eat anti-inflammatory foods have helped. I have come to terms that I'm not going to have a 30 something body and I'm not willing to be completely miserable trying to achieve that. I'm healthy and fit....and that's good enough for me. Thus far, I don't have the flappy arms, but I have never had issues in that area. Although the creapy skin is starting to show, especially the back of my legs. I also notice it in the front of my legs in down dog position too.

I forgot to mention the sleep issues. I used to be able to sleep really late on my days off. Now, I can't. That's actually a good thing for me b/c I don't waste my day in bed. I sleep pretty well, aside from the night sweats waking me up, but usually I can get back to sleep. I notice on full moon nights, I always sleep horribly, even though the bedroom is dark.

Quote:
Originally Posted by wendug View Post
This is kind of encouraging to hear. I hope my menopause hits quickly. It feels like my perimenopause symptoms have eased up and my cycles, although regular, are lighter. I don't have night sweats as bad and not so much moodiness. The brain fog is still there, though. Although my last cycle was worse than it has been in a long time. I just want to get this over with! Hugs to everyone dealing with this!!!
Yup, even though my cycles were like clockwork, they started getting heavier and heavier and then started getting lighter and lighter. It is a relief not to have to deal with that anymore.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gemini2874 View Post
Yup...same boat. Did anyone try any supplements that actually worked? I bought some “menopause relief” supplement from Amazon but I didn’t notice any difference at all. My friend gave me some liquid form of herbs or something like that and I was supposed to take like Half a dropper full a day. Side note- It tasted disgusting!! Anyways, That didn’t help either.

I know some people take hormones but I don’t know much about that....
I tried Black Kohash. It seemed to work for a while with the hot flashes and night sweats but then I'd get acclimated to it and it wasn't as good. So, I'd stop taking it for a while and then start back up. Now I sometimes take the Estroven for sleep in the blue and white box. It also has some black kohash and melatonin in it. It seems to work OK when I remember to take it.

Regular ole' melatonin works for me. But you have to find the right dose for you. If you take too much, it doesn't work. I took a 10 mg pill once b/c I really wanted it to knock me out for the night and it didn't work at all. I take the 3 mg melt in your mouth tablets and they work nicely for me, although I still get the hot flashes at night even with those. In fact, sometimes I think they might set off the night sweats. Most of the time I just try and not take anything and let my body figure itself out. Not snacking in the evening helps me with hormone control too, so I think I have fewer hot flashes and night sweats with doing IF. It's a weird time in my life for sure. Just when you think you've got things figured out.......

I'm still trying out new stuff in the exercise department, but I still prefer to do mostly Cathe's. I can still keep up so that's a bonus. Although, I despise a lot of jumping jacks (and similar moves) with the weak bladder now.
__________________
"Time heals all wounds.....especially the good times." Dean Winchester
angie_nrs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-21, 10:05 AM  
maitai
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: USA
OMG! Just saw this. Gemini, best post ever!
maitai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
body acceptance, body positivity, perimenopause

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2009 Video Fitness