Feeling better all the time

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Hi, I have not posted on here for a very long time, the reason is I have felt so much better and forgot all about it, which I assume happens to many people. At my worst moments I was always looking for positive posts that would give me some light at the end of the tunnel but could never find many. Its like anything else when we feel better we just get on with living. I am now 51 and have not had a period for over 4 months, I still get very warm at night and don't have the best nights sleep but I have gone back to work and I'm loving it. My anxiety levels are just about back to normal except for the odd few times I have the familiar dread feeling but it soon passes. I think I'm a bit grumpy sometimes and have a low tolerance level but I can live with that. The days of been so terrified to even go shopping or to any social event are gone, I don't even think about it now. I am crossing my fingers that this is how its going to be now. I feel older, look older but I'm ok with that. Please hang on in there, I know its not always the case for everyone but hopefully a lot of us do get through this, a bit battered and bruised but there is light at the end of the tunnel.

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    I am 2 years post and I had a very rough perimenopause. I cant say once I hit menopause my symptoms went away..though I had the moments of feeling better and like you i didnt come on here as much or at all. The longer I went post I gradually started to feel better ..i felt it was all over but oh boy was i wrong. i went exactly 2 years post and on my anniversary week of my 2 year , i kid you not..it seem as if every symptom i had during perimenopause came flooding back. I was greatly surprised!! I thought post means its done ..not exactly it only means no more periods. Speaking of periods, yep i had one of those too..went through all the testing, ultrasound, biopsy, ..normal. though biopsy said proliferative endometrium .What does proliferative endometrium mean?

    Proliferative endometrium is a very common non-cancerous change that develops in the tissue lining the inside of the uterus. It is a normal finding in women of reproductive age.

    During the menstrual cycle, the endometrium grows under the influence of two major hormones – estrogen and progesterone. In the first part of the menstrual cycle, between menses and ovulation (ovulation is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is made available to be fertilized), the endometrium grows under the influence of estrogen. Pathologists call this phase the proliferative endometrium.

    These changes occur during the fertile age, which for most women starts at early teens, and lasts until the age of 45-55. Menstrual flow might occur every 21 to 35 days and usually lasts two to seven days.

    So in other words, its like I had a period and it triggered my symptoms again.

    Im glad you re feeling better but just to let you know menopause can be really tricky and sneaky.

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