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Sarah’s Story – Hot Flashes on a Bus

When I was 40 I had what was called a partial hysterectomy, the removal of my uterus but not my ovaries. I no longer had periods, but my cycle continued and would do so till I reached my natural menopause. Most of my symptoms were gone, so I was not aware when I would have been bleeding each month.

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Sheila’s Story: Menopausal Migraines

I'm 59 years old now. During my perimenopause and menopause phases, the only symptom that really plagued me was my migraine headaches. They were debilitating. Both my OB/GYN and my general practitioner prescribed pain relief medications. Even the new (at the time) class of drugs for migraines called triptophans, such as Imitrex, didn't always work.

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Layla’s Story—Dressing in Layers

Oh, I have my own personal heat waves, they happen usually at the most inconvenient time! Prickly feeling warms over then I get a sticky warm sweat covering my body, It's so gross! Now I have to dress in layers cuz I'm usually stripping something off so I don't sweat my makeup off! Gotta love being a woman! 

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