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Hi Ladies, I am a new member of this forum. I have been following for awhile now and have even wept over many of the discussions that I have read.
My story is basically the same symptom wise as many other women.
In my case I didn’t get the opportunity to ask my Mother or Grandmother about the mysteries of menopause since there are obviously many of them.
I lost my Mother 2 weeks after the birth of my son (13years ago) .. She was killed by a hit and run while crossing the street on the way to celebrate the birth of her new Grandson.
My Grandmother passed a few months later from a heart attack.
So I was postpartum & grieving with an onset of pre-menopause..( I was 33 at the time )
As to not bore you with the wretched details of the downward spiral of my life..I will fast forward..
I RAN to the doctor for HELP & pretended to hold it all together for about 5 years after that..
Until the reality hit me that the medications were Exact in only one thing; the “Side Effects”!! (At least for the medication I was on anyway)
I was a MESS! I was nervous continuously, dizzy, fatigued, hair falling out, weight gain.. It was terrible!
I was at the end of myself.. Screaming in Silence!!
So.. on August 30, 2009 I took ALL of my medication at once wanting to be set free! So I thought!
3 days later I woke up with Family & Friends surrounding me. I felt ashamed & Mad it didn’t work.. Still selfishly thinking me, me, me!!
I soon began to realize that my “Life” was saved for a reason!!
Since that time I have spoken of the debilitating effects of Depression, Menopause & “I” decided to help myself & so can you!!
Today I’m on NO medications, my hair is long & thick, I have managed my weight, and I LOVE LIFE!!
More Importantly I have my Husband & our Son!
I Thank GOD everyday for saving my life..
My Sisters if you’re sad reach out to someone close to you in person or on a forum such as this one; where there’s nothing but support!
Don’t “Suffer in Silence” like I did.
I know it was a cowardly thing to do & believe me Many people reminded & still remind me!!
But.. I’m Blessed to still be Alive & given a “Second Chance” ..
I am “Out of the Darkness”
Stay Happy ????😊
All the best xx Donna
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