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Started by hoxtonbelle on Feb 28, 2011 10:32:47 PM
The Change (or is it hot in here?)

Menopausal moans, advice, demented mothers, dead horses...

Talk about them here.

hoxtonbelle - 28 Feb 2011 22:33:59 (#1 of 4586)

Aha this works very well in here - I like that it says 'next bottom' just above the post box.

mancurse - 28 Feb 2011 23:54:12 (#2 of 4586)

I hope johnny will create a lap-dancing thread for the die-hard subscribers amongst us.

yumyum - 01 Mar 2011 05:18:48 (#3 of 4586)

Oh how nice to see us back here. My left ovary is throbbing and it is so annoying. I used to get this before periods - but thankfully it's been a couple of years since 'my laundry has arrived' (isn't that the most bizarre phrase? Someone I used to work with said it regularly - well, once a month anyway).

Jenny28 - 01 Mar 2011 12:58:45 (#4 of 4586)

I'm dividing my time between here and The Graun site until everybody works out what's happening. I like the format here better. I haven't had any laundry arriving for five and a half years now, which makes me very happy.

RodJaneandFreddy - 01 Mar 2011 13:01:39 (#5 of 4586)

It is good to be finished with it all. I have never heard of that expression either.

yumyum - 01 Mar 2011 20:59:53 (#6 of 4586)

Rod - did we use to know you under a different nick?

marya8370 - 02 Mar 2011 07:40:47 (#7 of 4586)

back in here - my laudry arrived last week after a 5 month gap - this did not make me happy. Each time I think - is this it?

I prefer the format of this site

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RodJaneandFreddy - 02 Mar 2011 12:01:11 (#9 of 4586)

my laudry arrived last week after a 5 month gap - this did not make me happy. Each time I think - is this it?

Bit of a blow when that happens.

pampas - 02 Mar 2011 20:24:45 (#10 of 4586)

Hello ladies in your prime. I was on the Graun site and everyone was very nice to a newbie, then I discovered this one and wil stat all over again.Do we copy & paste, or divide our time between sites?

yumyum - 02 Mar 2011 21:37:51 (#11 of 4586)

Hello pampas - I must say that I am loving this site slightly more than the other two places that I joined.

hoxtonbelle - 02 Mar 2011 23:22:21 (#12 of 4586)

It's quite nice having different topics on the go. I haven't had any laundry for oooh, nearly 2 yrs. Have quite forgot about it all which is nice in some ways. The not so nice is the rapid deterioration in skin, looks, hair etc as all the lovely oestrogen depletes........the temptation of HRT and all that it offers is great, I don't think I woud ever get it on NHS though.

hoxtonbelle - 02 Mar 2011 23:23:03 (#13 of 4586)

I mean I don't think my doctor would prescribe it for me.

yumyum - 03 Mar 2011 07:16:09 (#14 of 4586)

When I first got back to Britain I did a bit of research to find out about private gynae clinics/specialists. The most expensive I found was the chap I linked to back on GUT a few weeks ago - I think IIRC his initial consultation was £750 (exclamation mark frenzy) and follow ups £250. But then he is a professor and 'by royal appointment' (perhaps she is also on HRT).

The most reasonable I found was a clinic in Sevenoaks - initial consultation £150 and follow ups at three monthly intervals of (again, IIRC) £75.

I've got enough from my lovely French doctor (I ought to find an abbreviation for that I say it so often - talking of which he sent me a birthday greetings email yesterday with love and kisses and missing you on it - we have the same birthday) to keep me going for another six months. I know it is a bit foolhardy to take it without direct medical supervision, but that is how much I love it.

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marya8370 - 03 Mar 2011 07:51:57 (#16 of 4586)

has anyone else noticed these 2 (relatively minor) problems

shaving under arms - always just used to be able to do it and now have to use a mirror (I think this may be down to slightly more wrinkly skin ugh)

eye makeup - now seems to really smudge and give me panda eyes by the end of the day - I normally use mascara and a bit of pencil eyeliner that's all. I've tried a couple of different mascaras

crabbyoldbat - 03 Mar 2011 08:46:17 (#17 of 4586)

I've had to give up shiney eye shadow because of crepe-y eyelids (despite moisturiser), so yes, makeup has become a problem.

Also, I think I rub my eyes more often (I think there's something obscuring them, but in fact it's failing eyesight), so any mascara is all over my face after a couple of hours.

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marya8370 - 03 Mar 2011 09:26:24 (#19 of 4586)

well I am not alone then ... and I think I have taken to rubbing my eyes a lot more for the same reasons as crabby

yumyum - 03 Mar 2011 18:37:01 (#20 of 4586)

It's like going back in time atm. Not only is the ovary still throbbing I have the most immense impulse to eat - just like the PMT of old. This is not good.

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