Quote from sharpeimom
There is a HUGE advantage to being menopausal if you have cats! You don't have to run all around the house two minutes before company is due to arrive looking for and picking up Tampax "mice."
Ha! Ha! Ha!
I just have to be on the look out for my teenage daughter's!
I make her keep her bathroom door closed to keep the cat and dog out now.
I'm 43 and I've been done with periods for two years now.
The hot flashes have mostly passed, but they were horrendous!
I had to have my own sheet and blanket because I was throwing them off and on all dang night!
My poor husband!
I even kept a cooling pad in my bed, I was so miserable.
The worst part was the killer hypothyroidism and menopause combo.
I went from a size 10 to a darn 14 and was pushing a 16 when I finally convinced my doc to up my levothyroxine.
I'm back down to a 12 and am looking and feeling much better, thank goodness.
I try to stay active and have upped my exercise.
I also know I can't eat the way I used to
Personally, I'm glad I went through it already and am done.
Both my mom and grandma began in their thirties, so I guess it's no surprise I did too.