Any one willing to confess .... are you hitting the bottle to help with all the misery?

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I am guilty .... sad Its like I seek oblivion .... no more questioning why I'm as I am .... no more seraches for answers just nothing and often a good nights sleep too 

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    Hi Poppy 

    no hun, i dont drink at all .. 

    Chin up hun

    jay x

     

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    Hi poppy

    I can understand why you hit the booze. Iv not cause I hate the hangover and I wouldn't chance driving (Scotland laws are strict on drink driving) as I need to escape sometimes.

    It's pure hell I'm sitting in my livingroom hubby and son in, no worries but my stomach is churning!!

    You take care xx

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    I haven't but I have been taking the Xanax that my dr gave me last appt. my peri symptoms (if that's indeed what they are) suck so bad and I feel so "off" that its making my anxiety go through the roof. I don't know how to not become upset or stressed by it so I've been taking the Xanax. I'm actually contemplating getting on a more long term anxiety med (like Paxil)- just don't know what else to do!!

    Don't feel bad- this is tough stuff to deal with daily-

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    Hi Polly,

    I'm guilty, it helped me sleep it was great to just hit my pillow and conk

    out. I stopped drinking when all this started(only drank at weekends).

    I was having a few with friends one night and had the best sleep ever,

    Started having a few each night but felt awful through the day,this

    lasted a few weeks but I decided it wasn't the answer,so I gave it up

    again. Still going through it, got more blood tests took just to double check everything, doctor got results back today so he asked to see me

    tomorrow,

    Hopefully get some proper help cos I think he thought it was all in my

    head.

    Keep your chin up poppy we'll get through this together

    Xx

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    Hi, yes, tho' I think mine started years ago with the stress of work.  Keep trying to cut down, but now feel so crap with anxiety crap and what is actually happening to me that it's not really working.  Perhaps I should try pot instead.....?😳 Just had another meltdown at the doctors.  It's all a question of ruling things out and "seeing what we are left with" 😂........
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    hi poppy yea ive done that stopped drinking when this hit as told makes it worse but then went thru a phase of sod it and drank to sleep and yes was best sleep id evea had but waking up with hangova made everything seem hundred times worse.  you will try this and it will help for a while but then you will start to cope with it without alcohol. chin up x
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    Sorry Poppy......since this has kicked in I can no longer tolerate much as it hits me so differently now, it would be like throwing gasonline on a fire at this point.smile

    Sorry you are having a rough time, just remember, this is temporary even though at the moment it feels like forever.

    Annie xx

     

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    Don't feel guilty....but do read these forums....the Daily Mail did a whole week of articles about Menopause last week,look it up on line..... and two of the biggest problems for women were depression (hence the tendency to drink)and lack of sleep.....and as one directly affects the other !!!!...,my advice would be to head for your GP...keeping from now a daily diary of thoughts and symptoms. The overall conclusion of the DM articles by seasoned medical proffessionals.....is that Doctors are handing out anti depressants to women in the menopause or peri....when actually what possibly is needed is HRT...

    Find a good Doctor....and go and have a talk to them Poppy and take care of yourself. Xx

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    Hi Poppy, far be it from me to lecture a grown woman but please be careful alcohol will only exacerbate the problems and could eventually add new ones.

    meno sucks big time be kind to yourself xxx

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    Hay hun I can honestly say I know how you feel and hitting the bottle sounds like a great idea. BUT STOP AND THINK . The menapause is bad but allot easier than getting over a drink problem . How do I know because 15 years ago I hit the drink through depression and anxiety took me many many years of treatment and hospital treatment to get over this . I'm going through the menapause now and waiting to go in for a full hysterectomy and the sooner this happens the better but I really really couldn't even start to think of the recovery period dealing with a alcohol problem aswell . Have a drink enjoy whilst you do but please please don't think this is going to help because it just adds to depression and anxiety And problems that we are dealing with right at this very moment. I'm thinking of you and wish you all the best .

    Sending hugs .

    Michelle. Xxx

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    It dose nothing for me since this process stared.  Seems to just make things kind of worse.  I hope  this changes back.

     

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    Not for me any more. Never found booze did much for me other than make me puke, and get up to wee all night!!

    Seriously, I've never been able to 'take' my drink: family trait, we all get really p*ssed, really quick and end up hurling. Classy bunch!!:-)

    My ol' man, in stark contrast, has the drinking capacity of an empty beer keg! Or did have. Silly ol' sod can't take it these days, and has joined the gang by getting up 3 times in the night for the loo - previously unheard of!

    Thankfully he don't miss the booze and he gave up smoking 5yrs ago and has spent the past 15yrs in the gym - he's a big boy, and looks lovely/fit for 52. Oh, if only I had any libido left....I would :-) :-) !!

    I don't sleep well, and haven't for donkeys years. But booze makes me tired after drinking it, but not to keep me asleep, if that makes any sense?!

    I hear the 'Sleep Sheep' from Dunhelm are doing the rounds: I might make an appointment with them:-) !!

    Seriously, booze is OK for some but ain't great in the long-run. Think of all them hangovers and how rough we look in the ,morning.....or is that just me?!!!!:-)

    Sx

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      Hi Shaz 

      same for me, alcohol = puke and headaches.. Yak

      plus its the last thing you want in peri and post meno, as can make everything worse ie.. Flushes etc 

      and the liver - umm to me you gotta look after yourself big time in this phase of your life .. 

      have a good day hun

      jay x

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      I didn't want to mention the liver issue, because I was joking around as usual. But yeah, that poor thing has enough to cope with, with all the meds flushing through it - aside from its normal function!!

      My 'ill' sister has regular blood tests for liver function because of the number and nature of her meds. As does the sister taking HRT.

      Sx

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      Hi Shaz 

      i have reg Liver Function Tests annually as i had amoebic dysentry for 9 months, years ago when i lived in middle east for a few years..

      then when i had the 3 bulging back disks and shingles a few weeks ago i had a CT scan and my liver was also visable on the scan..

      and they noticed two lesions on my liver 😳 and i dont even drink..

      ( maybe scarring from the amoebic dystentry) as thats numerous parasites and it was the worst pain I  have ever experienced and i had my children natural no pain killers etc or gas and air .

      The liver blood tests dont show the state of the liver, mine were found by sheer fluke .. Have to be monitored even more now ..

      As if there isnt enough to whittle about 

      jay x

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