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      GUIDELINES FOR MESSAGE BOARD, CHAT & BLOGS. **RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED**   11/02/2007

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      WELCOME NEWCOMERS: READ FIRST!   09/14/2008

      A very WARM WELCOME to new members of Power Surge's Message Board.  Before you jump right into the board discussions, I strongly recommend you to take a few minutes to READ THIS NEWCOMERS MESSAGE to help familiarize you with the board and site.   This message board is just one area of an enormous, multi award-winning Web site with a wealth of information. You can visit any area of the site by clicking on the "Power Surge Quick Links" drop down menu at the top of each page of the message board, OR by clicking on the links on the MENU on every page of the Web site.   After you've read the Newcomers Message, CLICK HERE TO CHOOSE FROM THE MANY FORUMS available to discuss any subject you wish.color>   Again, a warm welcome to Power Surge to women in all phases of their transitional years, and to the men, children, friends and others in their lives who want to gain a better understanding of menopause.   I can promise you one thing . . . if you felt alone before finding Power Surge . . . you won't feel alone any longer   Dearest Power Surge Founder
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Kleeo

Dearest, the boards are great! )

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I have been searching for the transcript about Thyroid and Menopause-- that of Dr. Blanchard. I was not able to be here for the chat and since I have a bad thyroid problem I have been trying to find that transcript. Am I looking in the wrong places? I would appreciate any help.

Ga Girl

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The transcript, along with the others, should be up in the Power Surge Guest Transcript Library soon. It takes quite a bit of cleaning up and html-code adding to get the transcripts ready for the web. Dearest has been spending a lot of time lately caring for her Mom, so this transcript may be taking a bit longer than usual.

 

It should be up soon, though. :)

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Thanks Mary. I will be on the lookout for it. I need to be armed with all the info I can on thyroid and menopausue--a double whammy!

Ga Girl

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Originally posted by jimi

anyone seen the edit button ?

 

 

The "Edit" feature has been removed from the boards for a very simple reason. People would start or post in topics and if others disagreed with them, or they weren't happy with what they'd posted, they'd go in and delete it. That, alone, wouldn't be a problem if so many people hadn't responded - and by removing their post, it would make the entire thread sound disjointed and would result in confusion.

 

So, just use the "Preview Post" before posting and you don't have to worry about editing later. If, on the other hand, you've included something in the post like an E.mail address or phone number - something you don't want in the message, send me a personal message (PM) or E.mail me by clicking on icon at the bottom of any of my messages and I will remove what you want removed.

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Dearest~

 

What a pleasant surprise as I logged on tonight and heard a nice, mellow rendition of 'Winter Wonderland' and tiny little snowflakes falling down the screen. It really helped put me in the Christmas spirit. Thanks :D

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hello everyone...i just found this site yesterday and all i can say is BRAVA!!!!! i have been having alot of numbness in my face, tongue, arm and intermittent pain on the left side of my chest. i have had this pain in my chest a few times a year for several years...but this numbness is new and making me crazy! i just had a physical and everything checks out good...all the basics are right in line. i have had a stress test (not lately) a few times and eveything is always OK..but still the weird pains and numbness. Anyway...yesterday i simply searched for face an tongue numbness and i found a link to a message thread about this...and here i am...i thought i was reading about myself...i have never been so happy to find this place!! maybe i am not going to keel over after all :lol:

 

Anyway, just wanted to say thanks...i know i have a lot to catch up on. I really didn't think i was having meno symptoms too bad...but now i know this is part of it...i feel so good today just knowing i have all of you to learn from. I am 52 and my last period was in October 2004.

 

warm hugs to all who have posted here that we can learn from!

debi

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AND ....... WARM HUGS RIGHT BACK ATCHYA DEBI ...................

 

WELCOME TO PS

 

Julie x

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Good Morning!

 

I'm new here (I introduced myself on the Introduction page) but I'm having a difficult time finding new posts. Are these message boards very active? I've read all the instructions (I thought) but I think maybe I might be doing something wrong. When I find something of interest, the post is 3 or 4 years old. There's a good chance I'm not doing this right but just wondered if maybe this message board isn't very active. Can anyone help?

 

Critter :huh:

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Hi Critter,

 

Yes, the boards are VERY active! Just keep noodling around and you'll find us all over the place. You'll notice that the Forums Listing provides the time of the last post at the very right of the line.

 

Power-Surge is a busy place! Welcome!

 

 

 

Jacquie

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Hi Critter,

 

Yes, the boards are VERY active!  Just keep noodling around and you'll find us all over the place.  You'll notice that the Forums Listing provides the time of the last post at the very right of the line. 

 

Power-Surge is a busy place!  Welcome!

Jacquie

 

 

Thanks, Jacquie. I'll just keep nosin' around, then. Just wanted to make sure I was doing this right. I'm WELL into menopause and then some, but having a really rough time emotionally. Not even sure if it's menopause related, so was hoping I could find some answers her. Off I go to see what I can find.

 

Thanks, again. Critter :P

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If you click on the names on the right side of the page - like Dearest, the boards are great, it will take you to the posts that are new since you last were here. If you have your cookies set up, the board icons will change so you can see which ones have new posts since your last visit.

 

If you look at the top row with your name:

Logged in as: YourName ( Log Out ) ? My Controls ? View New Posts ? My Assistant ? 0 New Messages

you can click on View New Posts to get the new posts since your last visit, too.

 

Click on anything blue and underlined to see what happens. :)

 

 

If you click on the board name on the left - like Miscellaneous it will take you to the oldest posts. There's nothing wrong with the old posts. Many of them have lots of info and support, too.

 

This board is very active with 17,296 members and over 78 thousand posts.

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MaryO you are SO clever at explaining things! I wanted to leave a post to help this lady but every time I wrote something down and looked back at it? I figured for SURE I would confuse whoever read it! lol lol!!!

 

I ALSO want to add..............

 

THANK

YOU

DEAREST!!

MARYO!!

PAUL!!

 

For EVERY effort you put into this website for us gals! I appreciate each and every one of you SO MUCH!~

Just wanted you to know that you have helped me in so many ways - thank you for making this transition a little easier for me, and giving me the opportunity to meet SO many new and amazing friends!!

 

LOVE & HUGS,

Kleeo :D

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When the board first went up, I put up a special topic for newcomers in the Welcome, Newcomers!" topic in The Basics Forum which is at the top of the board. The topic is - you can click here -- Welcome -- New Member Information. This explains a great deal about how the board works.

 

In addition, you can click on the yellow HELPcolor> link at the top of the boards. It's an excellent resource area where you'll find answers to your many questions about how the board works.

 

And, of course, there's always this topic, but I'd suggest first looking in those other areas to find answers :D

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I haven't been on these boards for few months. I just love your shiny new look with the custom avatars!

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