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Does Menopause have anything to do with memory loss?

By October 27, 2011 - 6:24pm
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I am a 60 year old woman, possibly post-menopausal, who has been experiencing memory loss and slowness . About 6 months ago I could type 45-55 wpm, now I type less than 20 wpm. I cannot complete some sentences or thoughts when around others. (I do not take hormone replacements due to having a history of breast cancer in my family : my Mom and older sister) The only medication I take is Atenol for hypertention along with a baby asperine. Is memory loss a "normal" occurance with menopausal/post-menopausal women?

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Hi RoxieBelle,

As menopause approaches, women often experience a number of physical and emotional symptoms including:

Irregular menstrual periods
Hot flashes and night sweats
Disturbed sleep patterns, insomnia
Significant mood changes
Dry skin
Vaginal dryness and pain with sexual intercourse
Difficulty concentrating
Trouble remembering things
Diminished interest in sex
Frequent urination or leaking of urine
Achy joints
Early morning awakening

However, it is still important that you see your doctor about this. Just because it can happen during menopause doesn't mean that it is caused by Menopause. So it's important to find out what's causing this sudden change.

Here's a great group that you could join to find out more about Menopause and share any symptoms with other members so that you can all help each other: http://www.empowher.com/groups/menopause



October 28, 2011 - 3:07am
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