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10/25/10 9:45 A

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I was 44 when diagnosed as well, went into chemopause, but it didn't last, got my period again, about a years worth in a couple of hours (haha, little tmi ladies?) total hysterectomy, back on the hot flashes, but am content with that.

Not on Tamoxifen or anything since hormone negative.

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10/24/10 9:53 P

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I went into chemo-pause after 1st chemo when I was 51. Thank heavens it continued. As all say the best thing from chemo and breast cancer. Most of the time I am almost used to hot flashes. They got worse w/Tamoxifen then eased and when I was changed from Tam to Arimidex worse again, now eased.

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10/24/10 8:40 P

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I'm 46, and in chemopause, also, and have been for 6 months. I sure hope it lasts. I'm learning to live with the hot flashes.

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10/24/10 8:16 P

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I'm 49, and went into chemopause as well, and apparently can't call it menopause until it's been at least a year. It's one of the advantages of chemo, as far as I'm concerned. I'm sure I won't mind the hot flashes in the dead of winter!

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10/24/10 6:59 P

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whew...I am right there with you...I can't wait for the hotter version when I start meds...good grief....maybe I will get a waterbed and fill it with cold water....I love to be cold rather than hot....

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Okay -- I am 44 years old and prior to being diagnosed with breast cancer I could tell that I was somewhat perimenopausal because my periods were very irregular (after always being right on the dime each month).

Then I started chemo and went into "chemopause" after my second treatment. I love not having my period! Now I am on Tamoxifen and so far -- still no periods. YAY!!!

Though, ummmm... I've noticed some not so great things about menopause.... like the fact that I sweat now like some guys I know! Not pretty. Especially when I am working out (though, it makes it look like I am working out harder than I actually am! LOL)

I was always freezing cold (even in the summer) because I have low blood pressure and tend to be anemic. Now... I go from being cold (as usual) to a lovely HOT FLASH. So - since my hubby and I dont' have children at home... I am able to (and will in a FLASH)... strip down to shorts and a t-shirt. In the middle of the night (apparently, while I am sleeping because I don't remember sometimes) I push all the blankets off (except the sheet) and I take my PJs off to my undies!

Anyway - thought you'd enjoy reading this! LOL! And I found a great website that makes me laugh about this thing called menopause! Check it out... http://www.minniepauz.com/cartoons1.html

Laughter got me through the cancer and the chemo... and it will get me through this lovely phase as well!

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