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Depressing Senior Beauty? Finds
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Date: 12/10/11 10:19 AM

So I was plucking the eyebrows, with the necessary close-up reading glasses, and found a longer flyaway that was half black, half white. How depressing! I already have to use the Nair chin fuzz remover. How come we have to suffer without hormones more than men?--and I'm not talking about those annoying Cialis ads with athletic, handsome, 50-ish men on their yachts with trophy wives/gf's. Why don't they show realistic 80-year-olds?

Anyone on some bio hormones after the scares of Fosamax, Actonel, etc. being bad?

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Date: 12/10/11 1:26 PM

I'm all natural no extra's for me.
I'm in menopause right now. I haven't had to look for alternive harmons.
I sew for a lady that is in her late 80's or early 90's. She is beautifull. My grandmother was beautifull. My mother is beautifull. It just how you look at your self. I know I'm going to be natural and grow old gracefully. Someone might say down the road in life. "she's beautiful. Just never mind those adds they make everyone wish they look like them. those's actors that play the part are probley much younger then you think. there made to look older. " May i say you are Beautiful!!!!!!! "
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Date: 12/10/11 2:23 PM

Been there. Don't pluck the errant hair though because the next step in this is that the eyebrows thin out. I brush or comb all the hair upward and then trim off the longer ones with scissors. Brush back the normal direction and it's fine. I also have a lot more grey in my already light eyebrows than in my hair so I brush a little brown eyeshadow onto them. I think it looks more natural than a pencil. Another thing happening is that my usually blonde mustache is getting darker. What's up with that? I use an epilator on unwanted facial hair. I no longer have hair on my legs and almost none under my arms. Maybe that's TMI!

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Date: 12/10/11 3:08 PM

Don't feel bad. I'm not even 50 (milking that statement until March) and I've got plenty of white hairs in my brows.

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Date: 12/10/11 3:14 PM

My eyebrows no longer need plucking. They've been plucked to death, literally. I am getting some long stray ones, but what's with all the hair below the eyes that's growing in. I have a fine soft down on my checks along with a mustache and chin hairs. Grrr. Yes, some of those hairs end up be two colors in one hair.

I never took any hormone supplements. It just didn't feel right mainly because as an adoptee, there is no medical history. Also I had fibroids and a doctor told me that if I could last through menopause, the fibroids would shrink and become nonproblematic because of the lack of hormones. Some numbskull (an ob-gyn) tried to talk me into it and got mad because I turned them down. So, I found a new one.

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Date: 12/10/11 3:43 PM

No hormones for me...I had estrogen positive breast cancer. I've been enduring hot flashes for about 3 years now. I've always had extra hair, I think because of the "Italian" in me Been plucking chin and boob hairs for years. Wax the upper lip and have the hair dresser do my eyebrows(I have to wear glasses to see what I'm doing and that doesn't work well when trying to wax the brows) I've got a lot of grey in my brown hair...I feel I earned it...so it stays, no coloring. I also wish they would get real about the ED pills for men. Why should men still be allowed to function in that area, when most of us gals(who have been with these men for decades)have had enough? At my age, I shouldn't have to feel guilty for not wanting to have sex anymore. It hurts and just seems a bit silly to be faking at this stage in my life.

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Date: 12/10/11 4:26 PM

Please be very cauticious of using hormone supplements...especially if you have had any highly allergic response to anything......... some very very bad things can happen with these..... I speak from experience.... I wish someone would have told me ..... Please be very careful if you choose to use these. ...
I know getting older is no picnic... & I too hate those chin hairs! YUK!!! .... but live with the tweezers kinda grows on you I guess. As I head towards 60 I am trying to be more natural & hopefully it is looking okay. ......... I do not wear makeup either as most of it causes me blisters & other oddities....

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Date: 12/10/11 5:11 PM

Ladies, there is light at the end of that menopause tunnel. Pay no attention to ads, don't worry about "Why this and why them..." - do your own thing, stay natural, avoid hormones, and practice positive self-talk - you ARE worth it, you ARE a good person, you ARE not ugly, you ARE going to stay relevant. ALL this stuff, and don't take everything out on the hubbie - he's the same guy with the same faults, and I would also mention to him how menopause feels - and that it is NO joke. OH how I hate those misogynistic jokes people want us to laugh at. No way I laugh at sexist jokes, and no way I spread them. After your menopause life gets better. Trust me, it really does!

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Date: 12/10/11 6:20 PM

Very well said,Mufffet !

I like to recommend a good book I read,
Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way:
Alternative Approaches for Women 30 - 90
by Susun S. Weed

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Date: 12/10/11 6:24 PM

Why didn't anybody tell me about loosing all your hair.......from everywhere? I never once read that in a magizine or heard it on a tv show.
I miss the HRT meds. Those meds were the only thing that kept me sane, starting in my mid 40's. I know there are risks but there is also the risk of depression and all that goes along with it.
The other thing that I find difficult with getting old is how my body has slowed down. You go along in your 30's, 40's and even 50's and your body pretty much stays the same. Then boom! This hurts, that hurts and you don't know if it is just old age creaping up or something that you need to get checked out.

Now it is my eyes. Cataract Surger, Secondary Cataract procedure and I still can not see as well as I want to.
Maybe this should have been in the Rants thread?

Oh and I forgot the memory loss issue

-- Edited on 12/10/11 6:31 PM --
Edited because I made a snarky comment about doctors. I see way too many of them.
-- Edited on 12/10/11 6:33 PM --

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