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We're a group devoted to the education and support of something that will happen naturally to all of us at some stage: menopause. No longer called things like "the change" in quiet female-only groups; menopause is a normal stage of life that signals one part of life leaving, and a potentially fantastic one marching in! Some of us will need help, support and advice during this time, and some of us have lots of it to give. Light-hearted or troubled, we can swap experiences and stories, post questions and worries - all within a compassionate community that offers professional resources. Any woman, from 18 to 80, can benefit from membership! Let the fun and friendships begin...

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Do you take all of the medicine and vitamins the doctor tells you to?

By Jinger Richardson July 31, 2010 - 1:56pm

I am on bio identical hormones, and have to take progesterone by pill and testosterone
By cream. I forget the cream all the time,but I am always low when I have my. Tests done. I tried an implant last year of testosterone, but My skin broke out so bad for 6months. I spent a fortune in facials and products trying to fix my face. I decided to try the cream and I don't have the great feeling I did from the implant. Like great sex, great energy and strength. Has anyone tried anything that works well, or combination of products?

By CharlotteSal July 31, 2010 - 2:44pm

If I had listened to my doctor I would be a wreck! When I started bleeding heavy he didn't get into any symptomology and told me I should probably just get back on the pill.... I might have some endometriosis.

Turns out that 4 months later I had my last ever period. I was about to start going into menopause and the doc didn't even consider that fact. He thought I was too young to be going into menopause. I was 42. More and more women are going into it sooner because our environment is riddled with estrogens.

I hauled myself down to a local compounding pharmacy where I did a saliva test. We backward engineered getting a prescription from the pharmacists recommendation. I take a topical bioidentical progesterone and testosterone. I also take an adrenal supplement for hot flashes.

I feel like I got my life back after dealing with the symptoms for 8 months.

You may want to consider what cosmetic applications you are using too. That industry is NOT regulated at all.

July 31, 2010 - 2:44pm