Re: I'm confused w/the end of menopause being symptom free??
Thanks for the answer. I'm not thru with menopause, I was pretty sure menopause started only after you stopped your periods, but I read a book called The Pause and she said menopause is the day you stop your periods and post-menopause started the day after that. I always thought you were post-menopausal when all symptoms finally stopped. I had my first blood work 2yrs after periods stopped, 9 yrs ago, FSH, thyroid, others, that confirmed it and have had others since. My symptoms, 1st yr hot flashes,still have them, alot, and over the years since and still now, I have heart palps., fight or flight feelings, thin hair, muscle and joint pain, extreme intestinal problems, nerve tingling, can't sleep and others, but never had night sweats. So when women say they are thru with the menopause does that mean all these symtoms ceased? I can see how you have them when your hormones are up and down everyday while in the throws of menopause, but everyone says they eventually stop once your body adjusts to the lack of estrogen. Which, makes me wonder, how does your body ever adjust and go back to normal when its missing some hormones, the ones that always keep you body normal to start with?? Linda