05-24-2010, 05:37 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Re: Menopause ???
Hi Trish M!
Is FM Fibromyalgia? My understanding is that's a disease with pain all over the body, is that correct?
Anyway, as far as the crying, I totally relate with you Trish. In fact, I'll ask if a movie is sad before I watch it, lol. I avoid all sad things because I cry like a baby... lol. BUT, on the other hand, it is healthy to cry. And it's totally okay to cry! Crying actually is healing, releasing held in tensions, so that we may finally get relief from those and see a fresh start. I have seen the "light at the end of the tunnel" so-to-speak, only after crying over a painful issue. The meno crying spells are different than that however, as you well know. And like I said, I avoid things that trigger me in this case (even wrong-thinking that can lead to crying).
As far as your hot flashes, etc., I don't know if you're taking anything for relief but I strongly recommend it. If you already are, then what you're using isn't working for you, simply. And not every symptom we experience is linked to a disease. Although it's good to see our doctor's regularly to make sure we're okay, the changing body of us peri/meno women, along with it's aches & pains, doesn't make a disease (only a process). It's hard, I know! Hang in there & make changes where you can. Best wishes for you, ~Karen