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    Posted October 22, 2010 by
    Huntington, West Virginia
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    'The Change': Coping with menopause



    I tried hormone replacement for one month and told my Dr. to keep it! I suffered through menapause for approx. 3 yrs and went through naturally. It was irritating at times when I would tear off my jacket and then, in five minutes, have to put it back on! I survived and so will others. It is a rite of passage and we were never meant to take shortcuts and there is no magic potion to this phase in a woman's life.

    If need be, lock yourself in a bathroom until the irritation passes, drink a glass of wine or warm milk (whichever you prefer). Deal with the discomfort as it is what we must do; compared to childbirth and abdominal surgery, this was a breeze!

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