"I do not have any living female parents, and older friends did not talk about it … There is so much shame about aging, especially in cities like Los Angeles and New York Since menopause, I've had random symptoms that I've never heard of, such as breast pain, sometimes it looks like my nipple is about to fly!  PLUS: 6 Symptoms that seem to be menopause But maybe something scary
My first symptom was weight gain, which I ignored for a moment, but my hair began to fall and vanity finally made me go to the doctor.I was not only post-menopausal: I had thyroid and adrenal problems, I was taking drugs to lose weight and start to feel more normal.
I would have liked not to feel so stigmatized, because I would have u treat my health problems a year ago when I started to feel exhausted and heavy inste "
-Deanna, 51, Los Angeles, CA
 * The names have been changed.