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

      Please Follow The Power Surge Message Board, Insta-Chat And Blog Guidelines   This is the newest of numerous Power Surge message boards. The board is divided into individual subjects or Forums. We recommend you first look around, familiarize yourself with the new format and features. Select subjects of interest to you and post to your heart's content, but please read these guidelines before posting.   When you registered for these boards, the "default" was set to leave your E.mail address "private." We do so for your privacy and protection. However, if you chose to make your E.mail address public, you do so at your own discretion. Should you decide to make your E.mail address private, click on MY CONTROLS on the menu at the top of each screen and under Options select E.mail Settings.You can change the option to keep your E.mail address public or private. 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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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No, I like my anonimity. I worry that someone I know may recognise me, bring up all my posts and see what I said on my off days! :o

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The few times I have been in the chat room there is nobody there does any know how to use that room? If you do let me know?

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If you're talking about the main chatroom at http://www.power-surge.com/chat.htm there are usually people there on Thursday nights starting about 8:3- PM eastern or so. You can arrange with others to meet in there at any time.

 

To use the chatroom, just type in the little text entry line and hit your Enter bar on your keyboard, or the send button in the room. Yout text will show up in the room.

 

The process for the InstaChat is the same. You'll get the hang of it right away :)

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I am only 38- My my mother went through men- 0 -pause ( that's what she like to call it- taking a pause from men) she went through it at 32- my older sister went throught at 35- so my family history is early menopause- I have no idea what is happeing to me my periods are almost torture and all I do is cry- consider my strong females in my family ,tell me to get over it- I am sweating in in my office I have the air conditioning on 60- I am not sure if this is menapause, my gyno tells me I have a couple of more yrs, even after I tell him about my family history.The women in my family are very strong, I only found out about my sister going therough at 35( after pressing it) which she would not admit- ( like pulling teeth-lol)We are strong irish women-we do not think pain is an inconvience(spelling?) There is no one I can talk to, all my girlfriends have already been through it or in thier too young -- WHAT SO I SO-- by the way HI MY NAME IS KATHLENE- I live in florida- whe- thank you for your time- please help

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If you don't want anything personal known about yourself, you have complete control over that. You don't have to create a profile.

 

Unfortunately, this message board along with every other message board on the Internet is considered, "Public Domain." What with the various search engines, such as Google going through this message board and indexing messages and information for their search engine, it's entirely possible that anything you post "publicly" can pop up in one of the search engines.

 

I've always made it a point not to get too personal in any of my messages with the knowledge that this information is not entirely private.

 

My suggestion would be to select a username that won't be identified with you. Never, under any circumstances, should you use your real name as your username. Also, never post your real name, address, phone number, E.mail address OR anything that's very personal that you'd prefer keeping private. Remember, too, that despite Power Surge's Privacy Statement, I can't promise that if you post your E.mail address, that some marketing people who sign up for the board, or anyone looking to harvest E.mail addresses for their mailing lists - can't grab your E.mail address if you've posted it or opted to make it public and bombard you with E.mail. They won't get it from Power Surge. I don't give away or sell any information about Power Surge's members. That's also why the default on these boards is to keep members E.mail addresses private. You have control over that.

 

I don't see anything wrong with posting messages about what you're feeling -- even if it's on the intimate forums, such as Sexuality and Libido. However, you have nothing to be concerned about if your username isn't easily identifiable. I would also avoid using the same username if you post on various sites' message boards.

 

Years ago, even before there was Windows, I belonged to various local Bulletin Boards. The Internet was different then - it was almost a sacred, private place. Today, thins are different. We have very little privacy.

 

So, I recommend that if you don't want something *known* about you, don't post it on any public message board. That doesn't mean that you have to become paranoid about sharing your feelings and thoughts. However, a little discretion is always the wisest way to go.

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O.K is anybody else having trouble with insta-chat? It just keeps refreshing itself. <_>

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Thanks not sure what I/M is...I'm really computer challenged. Just sent you a personal message with my e-mail address is you have MSN. Missing my insta-chat today!

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Hi Cathy and Mommy,

Looks like instant chat is not working, it's not you. Cathy, I/M stands for Instant Messenger.

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Yup, insta-chat was down for a bit today. Happens every now and then. Insta-chat isn't on the Power Surge Web site's server. I intentionally arranged it that way because chats of any nature, insta-chat or regular chat rooms, are persnickety, so this way the whole board and site isn't affected by the insta-chat's moods (must be going through menopause).

 

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P.S. Cathy, I owe you a PM - thanks for the heads up on that post. Much appreciated as are you :D

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I can't get into the insta-chat - is anyone else having problems?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Gez

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I can't get into the insta-chat - is anyone else having problems?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Gez

 

 

Hello. ..I'm very sorry I've led you to read this post.....I've sorted out the problem...

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Is there a time when eveyone chats..like a scheduled chat? I see there used to be guest chats, but it's discontinued...do folks still chat Thursday night?

Jo

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so the Insta Chat window is still here? i just don't have it... had it one day last week, but then it disappeared...

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yes - lots of people are chatting right now:

 

Cottenhead Tue, 1:44AM : strange spa...

cottenhead Tue, 1:44AM : it was a strange to say the least spa.. it was a bout doing things .. well to get rid of your fears and letting go of issues in your life

M&M Tue, 1:43AM : I was taking a nap during Oprah...so I could be refreshed at the Irish Bar tonight

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:43AM : Miraval spa......they went flying in a harness

cottenhead Tue, 1:42AM : oprah... she was saying my va jay jay is really hurting....and gayle groaned when she was off the ladder and all the straps pulled up..

M&M Tue, 1:42AM : uhhh...what was the topic on Oprah??

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:41AM : Oh Oprah or gayles LOL

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:41AM : I mised the vajayjay part Cotten..waht was that about....and whose???

Tots Tue, 1:41AM : OMG...here we go.....LMAO

cottenhead Tue, 1:41AM : tight harness i quess

cottenhead Tue, 1:40AM : so funny about the va jay jay.. lol

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:40AM : lol, tots..

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:39AM : Yes I saw Oprah cotten...i wouldnt have done it either..i give gayle credit....i think oprah was a bit scared too but what could she do ..it was her show..she had to do it

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:39AM : oh, wow...that would be awesome, M.....wow....i am smiling now.....and crying...

cottenhead Tue, 1:39AM : i heard that on Et.. she is hoping too...

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:39AM : no...i missed oprah

M&M Tue, 1:39AM : I understand China...when you feel better..just go and celebrate the fact that you are better..that is what I did

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:39AM : Fergie the duchess is gonna host...get outta here...really

Tots Tue, 1:38AM : throne call...brb

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:38AM : Oh I thought you meant a party on chat M...LOL.....but I would have come to your house LOL

cottenhead Tue, 1:38AM : did anyone watch oprah?? i laughed so hard ...gayle..lol i wouldnt be as brave tho...

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:38AM : i got married in jamaica, M

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:37AM : M, my g/f and her hubby ask me to go with them on a crusie, but the way i am feeling, i feel like i just couldn't do it, ya know, with all the anxiety

cottenhead Tue, 1:37AM : duchess

M&M Tue, 1:37AM : AA...you could have came...but it was all relatives..everyone came but my bro & family near your house..

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:36AM : i love the islands, M....i went to jamaica, puerto rico, bahamas....i just loved it..best time in the world..i would love a carribean cruise...

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:36AM : Ferige the singer???? or the duchess????

cottenhead Tue, 1:36AM : oh .. for sure it is.. a voting contest.. i think it should be like dancing with the stars.. you only get as many votes as contestants are left..

Tots Tue, 1:36AM : they are all good singers...they really wouldn't have made it that far if they weren't....

M&M Tue, 1:35AM : China...you would love a Caribbean Cruise...palmtrees....partying 24/7

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:35AM : you had a party here on Mothers day....and i wasnt invited ....WAAAAAAAAAAAA

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:35AM : it does seem to be that everyone loves that guy!!, tots..

cottenhead Tue, 1:35AM : so do you think fergie will be a host??

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:35AM : i hear ya, tots...

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:35AM : I love the View...they crack me up

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:35AM : lol. M

Tots Tue, 1:34AM : China...it's also a popularity contest regardless of what Simon says :)

M&M Tue, 1:34AM : The View was just like my party here on Mothers Day...everyone talking and laughing...no one listening...LOL

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:34AM : M do alot of people just give you the keys to their house

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:33AM : Oh can you watch tv if they are not home M?

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:33AM : hey, do you guys think that guy blake, i think that is his name, is that good, to have been in the finals here?

M&M Tue, 1:33AM : no while working I had the TV off....clients were at location

Tots Tue, 1:33AM : I will if I can cotten....

cottenhead Tue, 1:33AM : oh.. HI MM... hugs

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:32AM : M, it must have been beautiful....i would love to take a cruise, but i always felt that i would not be able to stay on the ship for any length of time, and plus i know i would be sea sick

cottenhead Tue, 1:32AM : i want jorden too... worry about melinda tho.... tots you vote for me KK

ChinaGirl Tue, 1:31AM : oh..i see...

M&M Tue, 1:31AM : our excursion cities were: Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, Glacier Bay & Vancouver

cottenhead Tue, 1:31AM : no. girl and guy

AnxietyAttack Tue, 1:31AM : Oh wow cotten...

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i am so very pleased to know it's there for you and others....

 

any practical suggestions as to why it's not on my screen too?

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btw... MaryO.. you are admin? so why a huge quote like that, and no help offered?

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I didn't offer any help because I don't know why others can see the InstaChat and you can't. For me to offer any suggestions on that would be just guesses on my part.

 

You can always contact us at: http://www.power-surge.com/php/contactUs.php3 and see if there are any answers there but it seems like an issue with your computer and the InstaChat software.

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thankyou...

 

 

You all saved my sanity a couple of years ago when my cholesterol skyrocketed and my "not so smart" Doctors never mentioned that it might be menopause that was causing it. After reading so many other gals stories about losing weight, getting fit and still have cholesterol go crazy, I didn't feel alone anymore. So.... I took herbals, went on a low salt, low fat, low sugar diet and l got my cholesterol down.

 

I was sailing along being quite healthy...accept for the pain in my chest when I would lift heavy buckets to feed my horses. For FOUR years my cardiologist would pat me on the head and tell me I was "Just fine". I got a blood pressure cuff. It got to the point that I would barely make it to my recliner from the barn. I slapped the cuff on and it wouldn't even register for about 10 minutes (not a good sign) when it did, ...it was 196 over 129. Then I knew I was neither crazy or a whiner.

 

I went back to the doctor and when he gave me the same ole BS I went ballistic. I knew I wasn't "just fine". In fact I was pretty sure I was dying. It was escalating so quickly it scared the hell out of me...I wasn't sure if I could make it even a few more weeks. The weird part about it is that within 30 minutes, if I sat quietly, the BP would come down and that horrid pain and breathlessness would go away. All the doctor would see is me being fine....he never listened to what I was telling him.

 

This time I threw a hissy fit. I KNEW I wasn't "just fine" and I wasn't going to let him get away with patting me on the head and sending me home....I knew I would die if I let him do that to me. He got pissy and said that the only thing left was a angiogram (like I wouldn't want to do it!) I said DO IT! ALL off the other tests were negative. Guess what ladies? Those tests don't mean diddly squat.

 

He came around the curtain after my angiogram and I said " I TOLD you!" (the angiogram showed two two inch long blockages on the backside of my heart) He said " I'm so sorry, You just fell through the cracks". I told him that its a damned good thing I've got a big ass or I would have fallen all the way through!

 

So here's the problem. I got a little rebellious after my surgery and ate whatever I felt like for four months (being good hadn't kept me from having open heart surgery!) Anyway now my cholesterol is up to 265 and my herbals aren't working. They want to put me on cholesterol drugs that I am totally against but I don't know what else to do. My cholesterol is not herditary as far as I know, I have several aunts in their ninties and my mother didn't take cholesterol drugs and died when she was 84.

 

Since the cholesterol went up when I went through menopause, could some kind of herbal hormone replacement help? Anybody out there have any experience with this? Hopefully any good experiences?

 

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Kip

 

PS I"m going back on the low salt/low sugar/low fat diet tomorrow Oh yeah..my energy level is higher than it's been in over six years....amazing what getting and adequate amount of oxygen will do!!

 

Sorry I hijacked this post I didn't know how to start a new one!

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Better watch out, Angel, or the little men in white coats will come dragging you off :)

 

I know the insta-chat is down. It's on another server, not Power Surge's, so I have no control of this when it happens. Last week, when I put up the temporary insta=chat (the one with the blue border), that went down also before 24 hours. These are very persnickety and unreliable scripts and I'm trying to think of something different to use. I also have to deal with Bijay now having the flu, so I'm doing the best I can on my own.

 

Remember, WE HAVE A CHAT ROOM! Click on "Live Chat" on the menu up top. You can talk in there as well.

 

Dearest

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Sorry for you troubles dearest. Yes girls, please remember their is the live chat room that is not used often enough. :P

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Ohh Dear Sweet Dearest

I am so sorry that you have to deal with this again, especially given all of your own personal demons, and your 'son' having the flu ....(sending some chicken soup to BJ)

Thankyou for ALL your hardwork, for your constant and caring ways, and for putting up with us meno-mamas.....and don't worry about our darling angel...psssttt....after the men in white coats come and take me away....hey! hey!....I'll send them over to angel ....mind you I DO love her wings....they cool me down as I hotflash away......hey! hey! ;)

Love to you Dearest

:wub: Dottie :wub:

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NO! I won't let them take me!

 

**trying the ol' stiff arm tactic to keep them at bay--it's taking all the menomuscle power i have :P **

 

 

 

Of course, "LIVE CHAT"! Dearest, you're a gem!

...let my wings carry me there.

 

(((((((((((((((((((( :D ))))))))))))))))))))

angel

 

 

 

 

Dots, hope you catch a cool breeze...i'm a flappin' frantically!

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