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Default Dec 29, 2023 at 07:36 PM
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Sorry i was unclear! But nammu understood me, so she wins?

In my mother's defense, these outfits were often hand-me-downs from her lady friends. She would spend money on a nice suit or dress to wear to weddings or showers, but casual / chore clothes, not so much. They were always one step away from the rag bin.
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Default Dec 29, 2023 at 08:39 PM
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My mum was much the same. Spending money on dress clothes but nobody dressed up any more. Her casual clothes were garage sale bargains. The last few years I bought her stuff from on line. She was just tickled pink at the quality of the undershirts I bought her. As there was no place in town that sold womans undershirts any more. Mum was always tall and skinny until her 70s then she started shrinking and getting a bit think around the middle. But not until then. Me I was always short and started thickening in my 50s.

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Sorry i was unclear! But nammu understood me, so she wins?
Yes, she does, and so does Google with its Generative AI: they actually did not make mistakes when they understood my queries to mean T-shirts with kittens printed on them.

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Yes, she does, and so does Google with its Generative AI: they actually did not make mistakes when they understood my queries to mean T-shirts with kittens printed on them.
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true. And generative AI is not helpful, either.

I asked google [a type of t-shirt is called kitten] hoping that its Generative AI would be smart enough to understand. No, it was not. This is what it said:

"A kitten is a baby cat. T-shirts are a style of fabric shirt that are named after the T shape of their body and sleeves. They traditionally have short sleeves and a round neckline, known as a crew neck, which lacks a collar."

So it did not say anything at all that we did not already know. It was completely useless.
I didn't know those T-shirts are named after the shape of kittens and their bodies. They were just T-shirts to me and those are the only kind I ever wore anyway. On the subject of AI, this scares the daylights out of me. It is moving too fast and it is not going to get enough oversight. Not only does it not always know the answer, but it can create things or imitate people such as actors.


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T shirts are not named after kittens body shapes. You are reading too much into the AI's mere sequence of statements. Those should have been separate paragraphs. T shirts are named after the letter T.
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T shirts are not named after kittens body shapes. You are reading too much into the AI's mere sequence of statements. Those should have been separate paragraphs. T shirts are named after the letter T.
That's what I thought, except for that round neckline or collarless neck.

Well, I guess I don't know how to "read" AI "right" then. It DOES say T-shape of THEIR bodies so I thought kittens, as the letter isn't the kind of body I think of. If they didn't separate paragraphs, more proof of how they cannot be helpful. Normal results are hard enough as it is to decipher sometimes.

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Changing the topic back to perimenopause... I had a physical done at the end of the summer. My iron was low, so I started taking some iron supplements. Felt much better too! To include feeling warmer rather than always having cold hands, fingers, and feet.

But now... sometimes, some nights, I have night sweats. These wake me up. I do not drink alcohol, I don't do caffeine (took out coffee, only tea), and don't eat spicy foods.

Could it be hot flashes? Does not happen to me during the day.
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It could definitely be a peri menopause symptom, Ive heard about night sweats. Apparently hormones affect temperature regulation.
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Changing the topic back to perimenopause... I had a physical done at the end of the summer. My iron was low, so I started taking some iron supplements. Felt much better too! To include feeling warmer rather than always having cold hands, fingers, and feet.

But now... sometimes, some nights, I have night sweats. These wake me up. I do not drink alcohol, I don't do caffeine (took out coffee, only tea), and don't eat spicy foods.

Could it be hot flashes? Does not happen to me during the day.
I am glad you are feeling so much better with iron supplementation.

I once had severe issues with iron because I had been donating blood while eating vegetarian and not supplementing. I was sent to a hematologist and after a year on pause was able to return to donating blood every 8 weeks. Separately, I resumed eating meat. The particular kind of iron supplement the hematologist recommended is

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/wa...253475-product

It helps me a lot. I take it faithfully and I am able to maintain high hemoglobin despite blood donations. Before my last blood donation, my hemoglobin was above 15.

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Default Jan 31, 2024 at 06:53 AM
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So... now I sleep with just fine without night sweats.

If anyone reading this has gone through menopause and experienced the night sweats and hot flashes... do they happen every day?

You would think I would know more about this because women have been experiencing this for thousands of years, yet here I am... completely ignorant about the topic...
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So... now I sleep with just fine without night sweats.

If anyone reading this has gone through menopause and experienced the night sweats and hot flashes... do they happen every day?

You would think I would know more about this because women have been experiencing this for thousands of years, yet here I am... completely ignorant about the topic...
Ive known women who complained they had horrible menopause symptoms. I went through it and never even knew it until the doctor told me I was post menopausal.

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So... now I sleep with just fine without night sweats.

If anyone reading this has gone through menopause and experienced the night sweats and hot flashes... do they happen every day?

You would think I would know more about this because women have been experiencing this for thousands of years, yet here I am... completely ignorant about the topic...
The only symptoms I had was hot flashes and my hair under my arms and on my legs stopped growing. But I dont remember too much. I think the hot flashes were sporadic.

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Im fairly sure Im going through it now (51), no temperature issues yet but weight gain, anxiety - I am going through significant stuff in my family though so hard to tell whats what.
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The only symptoms I had was hot flashes and my hair under my arms and on my legs stopped growing. But I dont remember too much. I think the hot flashes were sporadic.
I had hot flashes and think Im still getting them! Just occasionally though thankfully. Also weight gain, mood changes, sleep deprivation, joint pain, everything.

The hair problem was the opposite. For me the hair problem got worse, harder to keep at bay. Darker hair growing in faster and more coarse. Its the lack of estrogen I heard. And if I was stranded on a desert island and rescued just weeks later, Id have a moustache. Theyd say they rescued a man, not a woman.


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