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Menopause Symptoms: When Did They First Occur?

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Kim introduces herself and shares when she began to experience menopause symptoms that quickly lead to a sexual health problem.

Hi, My name is Kim and I wanted to share some of my sexual health story with all of you.

It actually started some, gosh, it’s been 23 years and I went through menopause on my 31st birthday. I cannot tell you how shocking that was to me. I actually thought it was a joke.

I went to my local physician and told him that I was experiencing hot flashes and a strange and sudden weight gain and that I felt very emotional and he said, “Gosh, it sounds like menopause,” and we thought that was hilarious and we laughed about it. And he sent me to an endocrinologist and sure enough, he confirmed that it wasn’t a joke at all; that I really was going through menopause.

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try this link for resources: http://www.bssm.org.uk/links/default.asp

May 17, 2010 - 1:33am

HI i live in the u.k i really hope its not the onset of menopause im feeling really awful about it and feel awful to i feel like my life is now over. loosing my hair is not good will it grow back or not im not sure and will i go bald really worried bout this i think maybe it might be menopause god please noo

May 11, 2010 - 10:49am

can u age more or less over night with menopause my face is sagging and i just look alot older than i normally im only 39 and used to ;ook really good for my age now i just look like an old bag lady is ther anything i can do to reverse this or make me look better my fsh is 39.3 and lh 11.3 i have not officailly been diagnode with menopause but my hair is falling out as well though dont no if this is due to low ferritin wich is 9 i no your hormones can fluctuate so mite not be menopausal yet but me thinks i am due to the ageing over night and hair loss please soneone help so depressed i cant take hormones due to breast cancer in 2006 wot are my alternatives if it is menopause

May 11, 2010 - 9:31am
(reply to maku)

I would find a doctor of sexual medicine or call Dr Irwin Goldstein's office in San Diego ASAP and if you arent able to see him and his staff I would see if they can refer you to someone locally - you dont want to do self diagnosis and there may be other factors........I waited way topo long and feel as if i could have addressed the side effects of aging years ago and didnt do it - also there are methods for addressing hormones and breast cancer safely

Dr Goldstein is at http://www.sandiegosexualmedicine.com/
contact info is on site

good luck and keep me posted if you can, Maku


May 11, 2010 - 9:55am

There is also a very informative video about HSDD at :

April 11, 2010 - 5:32pm

Obviously this was not an easy story to tell...it took me over 20 years....I just wanted to offer to talk or communicate about any aspect of this directly with any one who is interested or thinks I might be of some assistance, or visa versa!Feel free to msg me.

April 10, 2010 - 8:03am
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