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CRANKY 1
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   Posted 7/25/2008 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
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I she mentalpausal?
MENTALPAUSAL!!!!  I couldn't have said it better myself!!!  I'm getting early onset symptoms...could they have picked a grosser symptom than sweating all the time?!!  I'm only 43, and have never spawned.  When I was married, my Ex had Aspberger's Syndrome, so even though I didn't know exactly what was wrong with him at the time, I figured I better not pass it on to a new generation.  I haven't been able to take the "pill" since '98, when I ended up with a blood clot after having my gall-bladder removed.  My hormones have been "mental" ever since.  No rhyme, no reason, here today, here next week, heavy for weeks, nothing for weeks....AAARRRGGGGHHH!!!!
 
I was scheduled to get my tubes tied and a D&C/uterine ablation, but I had to postpone the surgery because of some mysterious pain in my stomach and back.  Didn't think my surgeon would appreciatel opening me up and finding blood already there.  The pain is so bad I ended up in the Emergency Room earlier this week.  Doc took an x-ray and did some blood work(two nice, huge, purple bruises now).  Didn't find anything.  The pain is just like I had two years ago when I spent four days in the hospital with a mysterious GI bleed.  Saw the nurse practioner in my GI doc's office, who scheduled me for an endoscopy THREE WEEKS from now.  I requested something for pain, and she gave me TWO DAYS worth of percocet, and said I'd need to go back to my PCP for a pain meds prescription.  I had just seen my PCP, and he said I should get pain meds from the GI's office. 
 
Just can't win.  I wish now that I hadn't postponed my surgery, because now I'm having the "visit" from hell and I'm totally miserable.  I have so many different things hurting now I'm at my wits end.  I've done the migraine thing this week, stomach and middle back pain, lower back pain, knee pain, and two jammed toes.  Now I have cramps on top of it all.  Sometimes I wonder what I did in a previous life to deserve such misery in this one.  My chronic pain issues started early in life, with my migraines kicking in at age 8, and my bad knees went south at fifteen.  My bad back started with scoliois as a teenager...not only was I crooked side to side, but twisted front to back as well.  It was uphill from there.  If I could sleep at will, I don't think I'd ever get out of bed.  I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.  Anyone else know what I mean?
 
Leigh Ann sad

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   Posted 7/26/2008 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh my goodness do I ever know what you mean! I don't have scoliosis but I have always had some sort of pain beginning around the age of 14 or so. I did have some good days back then but now that I'm getting older the good days are becoming few and far in between! I think out of all the pains I have that migraines are the worse. I don't get very many of them; maybe once or twice a year but it is enough to make you cry - I would cry during those times except it would hurt too bad! lol

about your ablation, when you can get it done I hope it will help you as it did me. I had mine done last October and I haven't had a cycle since. And the "mentalpausal", I believe I started mine a couple years ago. Early for someone my age (signs began at 36) but I believe my body is getting ready for it. I had an increase of hormonal headaches, hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness. I asked my GYN about that and he said that it wasn't normal for someone my age to start it but it wasn't unheard of. So you're not alone Leigh Ann..........
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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Menopausal....god do I ever know what that word means!!!!! I too suffer from this horrid condition (funny how they call it a condition even though they say its can last up to 10 years) night sweats, hot flashes, crankiness. Yep I am there! 44 years old and my mom thinks its funny that I have to go through this! I ought to shoot her for blessing me as a girl at times! Sometimes the hot flashes are so bad that I want to crawl in a ice cube tub and try to calm them. But alas, every woman goes through them unfortunately. I have found, not wishing to be on hormone replacement therapy for the next ten years (I am susceptible to breast cancer as my grandmother had breast cancer), a over the counter herbal supplement that has helped with a few of these issues its called Estroven and can be bought at any pharmacy as well as your well named stores.

The other issue I am facing is that I am a ice chewer, this the doctors think is because I have anemia and have been put on an iron supplement to add to my many pills that I take every day (arrrrg). So ladies....get ready for the crankiness that is the woman's body and be prepared to go into that stage that I like to call "The Menopausal Monster!" Its worse then when I was having my period LOL!!!!!
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

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~Cloe~
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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
CRANKY 1 said...
Cloe said...
I she mentalpausal?
MENTALPAUSAL!!!!  I couldn't have said it better myself!!! 
Leigh Ann sad
 
RrESPECTFULLY SNIPPED FOR SPACE
 
 
Leigh Ann
 I don't appreciate your title of this thread, I feel once again like a victim, exposed and humiliated because of your action.  With all due respect,  I didn't say I was menopausal,  I was asking a question.
If recall correctally mentalpausal is not a word.
Have a great day!
Cloe nono

Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
You know until you said something Cloe I never saw that little oppsy and I don't blame you for being upset about this. I agree that Mentalpausal Is NOT a word and should be completely eradicated as it is not what some of us are going through
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Cloe,
I'm glad you spoke up. I sort of steered away from this thread, because we women have enough stigma attached to something that's a normal process and we don't need more. And the fact you felt comfortable enough to assert yourself means you're really not a victim. They were your words and you had every right to comment.

Plus, the behavior you were commenting on in the other thread is certainly not due to menopause.

Good for you!

PaLady

~Cloe~
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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi S-F-L,
Further more the title of this tread suggests I am having mental problems. In my opinion we all have some sort of personality quirks, who in the heck doesn't when suffering from chronic pain. I will not feel guilty for having anxiety and depression. Nor should anyone in my opinion. It's all part of the package that many of deal with everyday. I am very disappointed that I have been used for amusement. I came here for help not to be subject of being made fun of. I am a red head and can take on battles like the best of them, when provoked. I do try and choose my battles and will not entertain attacking the thread starter. Not worth it, I will defend myself if need be.

Cloe

Post Edited (~Cloe~) : 7/26/2008 12:43:03 PM (GMT-6)


PAlady
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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Cloe,
I can't speak for Cranky1, but I didn't get the feeling you were being made fun of personally. But that was just my read of it. I was seeing it in more general terms, although it still wasn't my cup of tea.

I wonder if, in light of your comments, Cranky1 would be willing to edit the objectionable parts of that first post? Could there be some reasoned meeting of the minds here?

I sure don't want to get in the middle of anything, but maybe this is solvable.

PaLady

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   Posted 7/26/2008 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
It is a question I asked on the other thread.
I have never been through this cycle of life and do not have a clue how it effects women. I have sure heard a lot of crazy symptoms.

Cloe

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   Posted 7/26/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree that it was out of line to think that a woman who is going through any menopausal symptoms to be Mental. This is not true. CP'ers know what it is like to go through many changes in their lives, whether they be male or female, it is extensively hard to deal with low thresholds of thinking that life is just not worth all of the pain that many of us are going through. I too suffer from depression and anxiety due to the CP as well as my other numerable problems that have suddenly taken my life from active and happy to depressed and totally homebound.

I can understand Cloe's feelings on this and it is difficult to realize that while most of CP'ers try to show that they are trying to "Get back to normal life" have many underlying psychiatric and emotional things as well going on that we are trying to deal with.

Until my next post....gentle hugs and many prayers for all of my fellow CP'ers.

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Temazapim, Lunista, and Robaxin.


~Cloe~
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   Posted 7/26/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Scarred,
I am fine with it now. No troubles on my side.
I am suffering from a new pain today! Well it is gone now as I had to lay down. My right side from my neck - shoulder and side were all in one long spasm I got these muscle relaxers but they knock me out. They are only 10mg I am wonder if I should cut one in half or maybe I have been doing too much.
Cloe

CRANKY 1
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   Posted 7/26/2008 2:06 PM (GMT -7)   

My sincere apologies to anyone who took offense to my post, especially you, CLOE.  I haven't posted on this board in a long time, so you are obviously not used to my odd sense of humor.

I simply saw the word as a typographical mistake, which we all make, probably on a fairly regular basis.  I just saw the word as amusing, because fluctuations in hormones can make some people, especially me, a little nuts.  I'm not talking about a negative mental illness, just the standard mood-swing stuff, and the wackyness that a lot of females experience at the mercy of their hormones.  I don't have any control over my hormones, and can't do any hormone replacement therapy or take "the pill" because of a bloodclot I got after having my gall bladder removed.  The "mental" part wasn't directed at anyone, just a common symptom than many women encounter surrounding their menstral cycle.  If you read my health problems under my signature, I clearly list moderate depression and panic/anxiety disorder, both of which are "mental" illnesses for which I take medication, and am not ashamed to share with others.

PaLady...As for editing my post, I wouldn't know what to edit.  I reread the entire post, and I wasn't taking anyone to task for anything or making fun of anyone.

Cloe said...
Leigh Ann
 I don't appreciate your title of this thread, I feel once again like a victim, exposed and humiliated because of your action.  With all due respect,  I didn't say I was menopausal,  I was asking a question.
If recall correctally mentalpausal is not a word.
Have a great day!
Cloe nono

I don't know you, Cloe, so why on earth would I choose you to pick on?  Picking on people is not why we come here.  I included your name in the thread title mearly to make a connection, to share, laugh, and commerserate with a fellow CP sufferer.  I didn't say anything about you being menapausal.  I don't know why you feel like a victim, but that's your hang-up, not mine.  I didn't direct any of my discourse on menapause toward you.  Of course, "mentalpausal" isn't a word.  I just thought the typo was funny, and anyone who read it should have seen it for what it was...an couple of extra key-stokes.  No biggie.

I greatly appreciate those of you who could see the humor in what I attempted to do.  We CP'ers have to stick together and make the best of a bad situation.  I'm sorry if my post made anyone feel bad.  That was not my intent.

Leigh Ann  cool


Basic info:
  • On Disability for: Chronic Migraines, serious Back and Knee problems (will need surgery eventually), moderate Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorder, TMJ, stomach problems 
  • Divorced, 43, spawn-free 
  • Surgeries: Gastric Bypass, Gallbladder Removed (followed by a week in the hospital for a Blood Clot), Impacted Kidney Stone Removed, Broken Ankle, Major Dental work(ten molars pulled, multiple cavities, root canals) 
  • Current Meds: Prozac, Klonopin, Atenelol, Stadol Nasal Spray, Lortab/Percocet, Trazadone, Buspar, Protonix, Tramadol, Visteryl, Carafate Suspension, Co-Q10, B2(Riboflavin), Remifemin(Black Cohosh)
  • PROHIBITED FROM ALL NSAIDS
  • Current Problem: Mysterious Internal GI Bleeding, possible ulcer in location of Gastric Bypass
 
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~Cloe~
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   Posted 7/26/2008 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Leigh Ann,
I took your post wrong as we have never met, LOL. Nothing wrong with a good laugh. By the way: I am Natalie and it is nice to meet you.
I look forward to posting with you in the future. Sometimes I think because of my Chronic pain that I now suffering from post dramatic stress disorder as this happened over night and has only become worse. My whole world is not as I was during my first 40yrs. I am sorry for being so paranoid. Water under the bridge, K?
Cloe

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   Posted 7/26/2008 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Leigh Ann,
I didn't see your post as directed at Cloe, either, but she did express objection to the title. And like I said, I don't want to get in the middle of this, but if that was the main thing bothering Cloe, maybe the title could be edited? It's just a suggestion. And I'm going to leave the rest to you and Cloe. No hard feelings on my part either way.

PaLady
Cloe must have been posting as I was writing. As she says, water under the bridge. yeah

CRANKY 1
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   Posted 7/26/2008 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Natalie(Cloe) and PaLady,
 
From my end, we're KEWL.  Done deal.  Next topic?
 
Leigh Ann cool
Basic info:
  • On Disability for: Chronic Migraines, serious Back and Knee problems (will need surgery eventually), moderate Depression, Anxiety/Panic disorder, TMJ, stomach problems 
  • Divorced, 43, spawn-free 
  • Surgeries: Gastric Bypass, Gallbladder Removed (followed by a week in the hospital for a Blood Clot), Impacted Kidney Stone Removed, Broken Ankle, Major Dental work(ten molars pulled, multiple cavities, root canals) 
  • Current Meds: Prozac, Klonopin, Atenelol, Stadol Nasal Spray, Lortab/Percocet, Trazadone, Buspar, Protonix, Tramadol, Visteryl, Carafate Suspension, Co-Q10, B2(Riboflavin), Remifemin(Black Cohosh)
  • PROHIBITED FROM ALL NSAIDS
  • Current Problem: Mysterious Internal GI Bleeding, possible ulcer in location of Gastric Bypass
 
"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
                                             - Jimmy Buffett
 
 


PAlady
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   Posted 7/26/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Next topic is coming soon. And you'll need your sunglasses! LOL

PaLady
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