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#1 nightfrog


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Posted 21 October 2006 - 05:36 PM

Hello everyone I just joined I live in a tiny town only about 100 people and it is wonderful I'm having a flare up and my pain is realy frustrating me and to top life off I'm starting menopause I want to scream but life goes on Smiles to all

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 06:24 PM


Welcome to the forum! I am glad you found us but sorry you are in the middle of a flare and in so much pain. I can empathize with you about menopause. I think I might be having pre-menopause symptoms....as I am having horrendous night sweats (I wake up several times a night as wet as if I had stepped out of a shower) and think I might be having hot flashes to (my core feels like it is on fire even when my feet, nose and fingers are freezing cold!).

I do hope you can get some relief soon!

Warm wishes,

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 01:59 AM

Hello Nightfrog, nice of you to introduce yourself. I'm Steve (one of the moderators here) sorry you are in a flare, but with your positive attitude I'm sure it will be a short one. I don't know if you've noticed, but the more stressed we get, the worse we feel. So if you can manage to keep smiling, you're on to a winner.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 08:44 AM

Hi Nightfrog,
I sure empathize with what you are going through. Having to deal with it is bad enough, but to throw menopause into the mix... just isn't fair :( !
I spent many years peri-menopause and menopause, now on the last leg of it... I hope <_< . For eight years though...I wasn't able to perspire, due to the collagen... so when I was finally able to this summer... I was ecstatic! I know that must sound strange. However, when it gets warm and the body's "cooling system" doesn't work... It's really miserable :unsure: ! I wish you a speedy menopause and hope you have more good days than bad.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:47 AM

Welcome Nightfrog!
I'm sorry your pain is so frustrating. I hope you can find some things that will relieve it. I've provided a link for you at the bottom of this message that are some ideas for naturally relieving your pain.

I start the whole perimenopausal thing right after I was diagnosed. When the hot flashes started I thought they were going to drive me nuts, but instead they kept me warm. Now that I'm post-menopausal, I'm thrilled - one less thing to deal with! I hope your journey through this phase in life was as easy as mine.

We're very glad that you are here. Please visit us often.

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 04:50 AM


Welcome to the group, so very nice to have you. I'm sorry for how you are feeling, but boy are you in the right place! You will find supportive emphathic friends here to help you through your most difficult times.

Much love, Sweet
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:57 PM

Hey there Nightfrog,
So sorry to hear about the recent flareup and welcome.

hugs and lots of support...


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Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:25 AM

Welcome to the forum Nightfrog! Keep ya head up over the water and you will not fall. Keep us posted on how you're doing. If you ever need to talk, need advice, a listening ear, or if you just need to vent; we're here for you. Don't be a stranger. We have each other's support here.

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 04:54 PM

thank you all for the warm welcome sorry it took me so long to respond but I had problems getting signed back on to the site :angry: but life goes on :D well back to the boards to get better aquainted Smiles to all