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    Going crazy
    Bonkers1054 posted:
    I am a 54 yr old female and I need help. I have always been a fairly upbeat person who sees the cup half full. I have survived the death of my first spouse, a divorce, raising two kids alone, college in my 40's, and finding myself alone at 50 for the first time in my life. But lately I find myself grumpy, depressed, sad and unmotivated. In the past year I lost 90 lbs but have hit a brick wall and still need to lose 5o more. Instead I've now gained 10. I can't sleep, I can't concentrate, I've missed the past two days of work just because I don't want to go, I'm on my period and have cramps, which I am so tired of, I don't know if this is menopause, but I think it might have something to do with it. I hate my job and can't imagine spending the rest of my working life doing it. I don't want to take drugs, am allergic to Aspirin, ibuprofen and codeine so am nervous about trying drugs, but feel I might need something. Any suggestions? I know I have to snap out of this but don't know how.
    diane246 responded:
    hi ,im a51 yr. old female who always was happy and enjoyed life, until i had surgery for heavy menstrual bleeding at 47.within 6 months no more menses,then all hell broke loose mood swings uncontrolable cryings etc.i felt asthough i was loosing my mind. went to the dr. he started me on antidepressants, which have helped some,i can honestly say iknow how you feel in that respect.start with your p.c.p. dr. ifyou need someone to talk to let me know.
    Anon_6061 replied to diane246's response:
    What surgery did you have - ablation??
    diane246 replied to Anon_6061's response:
    yes baloon ablation, only 2 days down time and no more menses within 6 months.

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