Phyldelux, that sounds just like me. Same age as well. Before menopause kicked in this time last year I was well on my way to getting my degree in IT - I only had a months work to go. Then menopause kicked in. I think if it had just been the mental slowness I would have coped. But, I also got the physical problems of hot flushes, 'crawling' sensations over my skin PLUS what you described - the pains in my lower leg area. It seems to be more like the tendons/muscles rather than the bone. If I push on my achilles tendon (at any time) its really sore. Its at its worse when I first get up and after sitting for awhile then lessens after about 10 minutes but it never goes away completely. I stopped going for morning walks as I thought it would be aggravating the problem but it made no difference so I've resumed - its still painful to walk but not getting any worse.
It seems to be directly related to meno as thats when I first noticed it. I hope it goes away when meno is over (whenever that may be!). Has anyone had this? and (a) is there a way to lessen the pain? (b) does it eventually go away?
Something like that may be happening with studies that don’t need doctors, and each study taken alone may be conducted legitimately. For example, apparently there have been quite a few studies done on various effects of stevia (non-patentable) or aspartame (patented). One possible bad effect of stevia gets a study looking for evidence of Bad Effect X. One alleged bad effect of aspartame is studied, looking for evidence that clears aspartame of Bad Effect Y. (See also “data dredging”.) It is just a question of funding a study whose honest result will be useful to the source of the funding.
I am not sure about Sabrina’s update but I can tell you that my bathroom looked exactly like hers when I painted it… after 6 months, it now looks absolutely awful., so I unfortunately have to agree with your husband here…
I did everything exactly how it was instructed … now some areas have started to turn yellow(!) other areas look see-through so you can see the previous patches of gray tile underneath… overall after all the time, effort and expense, I deeply regret painting my tiles. I hope that you are able to find a solution for your bathroom.