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Victoria
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Quoted from jayney-O
...60 is the new 40.....!


I like that!!




Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
of some rare and perfect tomorrow.
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Quoted from jayney-O
Forget ageism...with us boomers, old is cool...60 is the new 40.So at 58 I am hoping to find my libido again (for my husband's sake....if nothing else) but other than that my Pause is going okay...more importantly i am very young inside....I think the kids at the high school I teach at keep me in a younger frame of mind....Jayney-0


You are right!!!   I am 52 but I feel like 30!!!
My libido is okay.. but no guy around...
No problem for me, most important fact: I feel great, have loads of energy, eat right and sleep like a baby, and ... I have you gals (and guys!) around to talk with, to share joy, grief and care!!
I am not alone, I feel all-one.... better!!
Will post another poem Who am I..

See you 'guys'!!!
luv'ya all

Cocky

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FYI
  53 years old.  
  Hysterectomy in 1998
  Started HRT about a year later
  Found out about the BTD in April of 2004 and started on my journey
  Lost some weight
  December 2005 found out I was a nonnie
  Fine tuned my eating and lost a few more pounds
  Happy at the weight I am
  Happy with the energy levels I have
  Jan 05 took myself off HRT to see what would happen/did not want to be ingesting      them.
  Hot flashes started coming back
  Fall of 2006 (while taking care of my sick father) had saliva tests done.  
  MD agreed to write the prescription for the bioidenticals once the results were in.
  He did say there was not much testing on the side affects of the bio identicals so to         keep that in mind when taking them.  
  Have been on the bio identicals since last fall
  Hot flashes are gone.  
  I agree with Cockey that the tests will just show where you are at the time and you should consider checking levels from time to time.  
 I thought it was interesting that Dr D does not recommend the bio identicals either.  He must have said why in his new book.  
  I tired fem balance but it did not work for me. Nor did increased Magnessium.  
 
   That is my 2 cents worth.  
 


Beouemom sounds like bay way mom and I think Colorado is a great place to live.  
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Dr D does not recommend the bio identicals either.


where did he give his opinion on bio identicals?

and what exactly did he say?  


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    "I have it.  I especially like the very positive way it treats Menopause.  As I read it, he really discourages even the bioidentical hormones unless absolutely necessary.  I had intended to ask about them, but decided against it."  
 
  This is the quote from Cheryl-O-Blogger.
    So I miss quoted her and what she said about what she read in his newest book.   Discourages them and not recommend them are two different things.  I feel is was a last resort for me but like it says not to just jump for them if you are not sure that is what one really needs.  
   She posted it in this thread when someone asked if anyone had read his latest book.  


Beouemom sounds like bay way mom and I think Colorado is a great place to live.  
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thanks! )


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palim...palim... thatwhy I wrote about my 12-year-experiences no need to take care about anybody.... anymore
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Quoted from lola
where did he give his opinion on bio identicals?and what exactly did he say?  


??????  Seemed like the last comment was on something a woman said. Would like to know what Dr. D said and why. Thanks




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I am not seeing something here and have to tell you about it!!!!!  I also was on Progesterone, which was quite literally a life saver for me at the age of 35.  Instead of allowing an anti-depressent to be introduced to my body, I chose the natural way to deal with severe PMS and Depression.  (Thanks to my sister's previous dealings and research it was easy for me to discover what I needed).  

Anyway, NATURAL PROGESTERONE, and I mean Natural...not the Progestin, which is synthetic, can be made at a compound pharmacy in Wisconsin.  Your gynocologist can call in the perscription for you, they mail it directly to your home on a monthly basis.  More information can be found at http://www.womenshealth.com  if you are interested in knowing more.  Also, let me suggest some reading.....  unmasking PMS byJoseph Martorano, MD and Maureen Morgan for anyone here that has more of a PMS/Depression issue.

Arlene

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atouranjoe  -  Monday, January 30, 2006, 3:56pm
spelling of progesterone!
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thanks for the link! )


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Bump...

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So glad I happened upon this thread....
I found the references to tied tubes and hormonal change interesting, and thought I'd be a good little cavewoman and put my 2 cents in:
I had my tubes tied when I was 21 coz I knew I never wanted children  (human kids, anyway) and (have never regretted it for an instant) and have had what would be considered a normal "period life" for 30 years since. I'm 51 and still having them, tho lighter & less on-time. This is going to sound silly, but I actually enjoy and treasure the cramps as they're hardly there anymore. They make me feel like my feet go into the ground, rooted, you might say.
Hot flashes  for about 10 years, now, usually minor, tho when they started they were MAJOR and I believe from exhausted adrenals at the time.
My mother was finished with perimenopause by time she was 50, but I guess I still have some waiting.
I've been bothered by dry eyes more & more(whimper, they used to be my best feature ), and have had a lot of insomnia the past couple of years. What's freaking me out is that monthly super-craving for rare steak and chocolate is fading!! That I find unsettling.  Not that I don't still love steak, but the wall-crawling, wild craving of it like clockwork is now weaker....it's spooky.
I guess that was more than 2 cents....
I'm so glad I have all of you to help me learn on this adventure. Being the oldest of a big pile of kids, I always wanted a big sister to learn from! You girls fit the bill nicely, and I treasure you for it!.


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sounds like pretty normal menopause to me, Suzanna!  



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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That Carey quote- what a riot And I thought I liked to stick MY feet in my mouth!!!


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Quoted from osuzanna
That Carey quote- what a riot And I thought I liked to stick MY feet in my mouth!!!


I'm happy it gave you a smile.  There are more to come!



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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baaaaada-bing, baaaaada-bump


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hey Im only 24 soon to be 25 but have gone about a year with out a libido. this is probably the wrong place to post but I dont know where else. I suppose its the hypothyroidism and Iron anemia, but Im finally getting my thyroid and iron levels near normal and no libido is in sight. Before the hypothyroidism my libido was unstoppable and now nothing. I had mentioned this to my doctor but she had suggested lack of libido was from stress (a year ago or less) but now I am wondering that I may have a hormonal imbalance should I call her? I probably will call her tomarrow but just wondering what your ideas are. It really sucks because I had just gotten a boyfriend while being diagnosed with hypothyroid and so he has not been in a sexual relationship with me without my libido problem, good thing he is pateint and has known me since high school as a very good friend. We have been going out for almost a year and he is so understanding, but I would really like my old self back, the lack of any hornyness is unerving to say the least. Sorry if this is too much info. just curious.
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hi dearle Jamie B,,whats' your type??? In Risos' or Keirsey's or  Briggs-Myers
Did ha had a looky-looky on this too and whats' your expectancies of a friendship with a boy?
Some NF's or NT's have problems with  *letting go* into such thingies, means more prone to mental
issues than to share whatsoever called sexuality .... or even said felt overwhelmed by such situations, better to go then doing such experiences...pppppfffttt......where's that bloody tomatoe righ now??? Her B-part made her go ......
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I'm in the same place, although my sex drive hasn't lessened per se, it has become very irratic.

One thing that I am doing is going back on The Pill.  Some of this has to do with the other symptoms, but mostly this is to regulate my cycles, which have become a nightmare.  I'm going on Seasonale, btw, hopefully this weekend.

I have several friends who use progesterone cream with great success.  That's probably what I would do with a decrease in sexual desire.

I'm getting tested for adrenal fatigue, which my Dr. strongly felt that I had.  I was going to try this suppliment first because of the price....any thoughts?  I hate to buy something expensive and not find that it helps (like the $1000s of dollars that gone before):

http://www.vitacost.com/EthicalNutrientsAdrenalGlandularPluswithPantothenicAcidB6

Because diabetes runs in my immediate family, I'm also getting blood sugar workup, plus insuling profile to check for insulin resistence.


FRESH START TODAY!!!
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another thread dealt with maca....check it out. I've started on it and already have some glimmer of libido. (glimmer)
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I have this problem too and have since I had my second son, when I was 35, and my body went haywire (low thyroid, weight gain, etc.)  I had the hormone panel and Dr. said I was Peri-menopausal.  Went on the bio-identical hormone treatment and gained MORE weight and felt awful.  Still had night-sweats, hot flashes, low libido, cranky, tired, etc.   Went off of it and got a little better.  Took testosterone supplements for a while with no effect.  Took anything herbal, over the counter, remedies, ets.  Nothing worked but time, I suppose.  I'm 42 now and feeling so much better than when I was in my 30's.  BTD helped mood swings and energy level quite a bit.  Exercise is essential.  Having a good girlfriend to hash things out with is good.  Problem is that most men really don't understand.  Why can't we just "give it up"?  Well, some say that's the answer.  Just do it.  I don't know.  It works sometimes, I guess.  It sure would be nice to "want" to though.  KWIM?


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Rachael,
It's a respected company.  But I don't have much knowledge about the appropriate time to use glandulars.

Some other things that may help:

Tyrosine, 250 mg. 1 cap 2 x daily
Rhodiola:  especially good for O's
Methylcobalamine B12



Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are.
Let me not pass you by in quest
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Jamie,
are you following stress reduction guidelines, for your type?
like alternate nostril breathing and such?

it is important being an A nonnie, that you practice lowering your cortisol levels through the right exercises.


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