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11/29/2008 07:26 PM

Question for BP women...

mariel24h
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When we hit menopause, does that throw off our brain chemistry and set us up for another episode???
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11/29/2008 07:32 PM
kimminentdanger
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Hi mariel!

Read this article... It has all the answers to the question you just asked.

W00t

http://www.psycheducation.org/hormones/mpausebipolar.htm


11/30/2008 06:11 AM
debiski
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Interesting article, Kimmi. I'm 43 and will be looking forward to that phase of my life sooner than later. I wondered about this myself and now plan on doing even more research on it. Thanks!

11/30/2008 06:56 AM
norma
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i've been through it...it is not that bad. Just get a good doctor who understands...i had a good Internal Medicine doctor at that time. She was great...

Once she went on vacation and I had to see a doctor who was filling in for her..he was a curmudgeon of a man...and told me it was all in my head, the hot flashes...i told him he should go dip his balls in hot wax and then come tell me that...when I told my regular doctor what an idiot he was...she laughed her @ss off...and said that is the last referral he was going to get...

Post edited by: norma, at: 11/30/2008 10:34


11/30/2008 10:28 AM
jritchie
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LOL Norma, good response to that Doc!! I'm going thru it right now; maybe that's why we're having a hard time finding the right meds to stablize me? I liked the skipping periods, but then one just showed up in the middle of nowhere! And the hot flashes suck, but at least they are keeping me warm this winter! LOL

11/30/2008 06:31 PM
mariel24h
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Thank you all. I was thinking that who knows what advances science will bring over the next ten years...I recall in 1999, they did not have a lot of the new drugs they have now.
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