The last time I wrote about hot flashes was back in February, when it was so frigid that stepping outside was almost painful. But I suspect it was a relief to you if you were coping with those mighty power surges. Throw open a window or step outside and voila—instant cool. Now that the heat of the summer is engulfing the country, it's not as easy to find immediate relief from those hormonal … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Deal With Hot Flashes in the Heat (Or Is-It-Hot-In-Here-or-Is-It-Just-Summer?)
A (younger) friend of mine recently began having debilitating hot flashes and night sweats. She's in her mid-40s and was caught by surprise when her doctor told her she was beginning her menopause transition. With two young children under the age of 10, she thought menopause would come much later— "like, when they're in high school or college!" she moaned. Well, um, no, I said, not for … [Read more...] about The Beginner’s Guide to Menopause
Your hands tremble, your chest heaves, you’re sweating and clammy and feel like you’re having nervous breakdown or a heart attack. You feel out of control and detached from the world. (FYI, the chest pain from a panic attack usually feels like a sharp or stabbing, localized pain in the mid-chest area, while pain from a heart attack is usually a pressure or squeezing sensation that can radiate … [Read more...] about Menopause and Panic Attacks: What’s the Connection?
It seems that lately, everyone is talking about menopause. Okay, not everyone, but the people I associate with. We’re all of “that age:” either we’ve gone through it or we’re presently going through it. And, as unreliable as memories can sometimes be, when it comes to menopause mine are crystal clear (even though my periods officially ended years ago in my early 50s): the hot flashes that … [Read more...] about Seven Effective Ways to Deal With Menopause
Menopause. Yes, it takes away your period - for good. And considering that the average number you've had in your lifetime hovers somewhere around 450, you might be happy to say buh-bye. But in return, menopause ushers in some other things you might not be so happy about: anxiety, depression, mood swings, panic attacks. That wild roller-coaster of high-pitched emotional craziness. If you … [Read more...] about Menopause and Anxiety: The Connection
Greetings – remember me?? I write that because it’s been a long while since I’ve posted here - and that old saying, “Out of sight, out of mind” scares me a bit. I hate to lose whatever momentum I’ve gained since starting this blog back in 2012 (has it really been that long??). So, thanks for sticking with me! As I write this post, I realize I’ve been a bit, well…absent lately. Short … [Read more...] about Menopause, Bloating, Hair Loss, Friends and Cellulite