What’s Your Story? How One Question Started an Open Conversation About Menopause

2017-01-16T09:20:32+00:00

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  1. Gail February 12, 2017 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    I am 58 and 2 years postmenopause. I have been looking for a support group in my area just to talk about how I feel and hope there are others that feel the same and understand. Unfortunately, such a group doesn’t exist.

    I have been feeling lonely, anxious and indecisive. I am divorced which I am responsible for. I wish I could change the past but I can’t. Thanks for listening!

    • Holly February 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      Gail-

      As I mentioned to Cathy, try checking out support groups at your local hospital. Many hospitals offer such services, we just don’t think of looking there. Hope things start to look up for you soon.

      Holly

  2. Thea February 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I love what Empart is doing! My story started at age 42 when perimenopause kicked in. Hot flashes left me drenched in my sheets, and thus nights were sleepless. Then came what I called the reverse period. I bled more than I didn’t and it was like someone opened the floodgates 5 days a month. It left me feeling faint and exhausted. After diagnosing 2 fibroids (I’ve had 2 previous surgeries for them), I opted for a hysterectomy (leaving in one ovary). That was three years ago. That, with the help of thyroid meds and a dash of testosterone have me fairly even keel now. But now the weight gain has begun. UGH! If it’s not one thing…

    • Holly February 14, 2017 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Thea-

      Thanks for sharing your story. Menopause can certainly be a difficult time for many women. That’s why it’s so important to feel understood and supported by others.

      Holly

  3. cathy February 13, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    I’m 56 and was looking for exactly the same idea a support group in my area and nothing exists. I’m in NJ. Where you live ???

    Cathy

    • Holly February 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm - Reply

      Cathy-

      Have you checked out your local hospital? Many of them have support groups for a variety of health concerns including menopause. Sometimes they’re even free!

      Holly

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