I approached menopause with some trepidation due to the fact that my mother and her mother experienced severe migraines prior and during menopause. Lying in bed in a darkened room with a cold washcloth applied to the forehead was their only relief. Fortunately, for whatever reason (maybe 20 plus years of taking birth control pills),Continue reading “MENOPAUSE, MIGRAINES – AND CHOCOLATE??”
Author Archives: Another Sufferer
WHAT DOES “GYNECOCRACY” HAVE TO DO WITH MENOPAUSE?
Gynecocracy ~ It means a government or society ruled by women. As females, in each of our own individual worlds, whether you are a C.E.O. or a mother, we do have the power to affect our menopause destiny.
MENOPAUSE “COUGARS” – FACT OR FICTION?
I only heard the derogatory term “cougar” as it pertains to women a few years ago. However, when researching the subject, I discovered that it has been in use for at least 20 years (well, the last time I was single and looking for love in all the wrong places was more than 20 years,Continue reading “MENOPAUSE “COUGARS” – FACT OR FICTION?”
DOES MENOPAUSE TRIGGER ALLERGIES?
Well, ladies, besides night sweats, insomnia, UTIs and a whole host of other issues associated with menopause, there is some evidence that existing allergies are exacerbated by menopause and that new ones develop during menopause. This would explain the severe allergic reactions I experienced starting in my 50s and continuing to this day: unbearable, itchyContinue reading “DOES MENOPAUSE TRIGGER ALLERGIES?”
GETTING OLD IS DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR HEALTH (MENOPAUSE DOESN’T HELP)
A perspective of the human aging process
MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?
Yes, ladies, there is a possibility that your sweaty nights could last until you shuffle off this mortal coil, along with other menopause symptoms such as insomnia, hot flashes and vaginal dryness. I first became aware of this little known fact (at least by me) when I was regularly transporting my client, 84 years ofContinue reading “MENOPAUSE HOT FLASHES IN THE GOLDEN YEARS?”
BONE DENSITY AND MENOPAUSE
Due to spine issues that affect my balance, I have fallen several times over the past 10 years. The details are too nasty to go into, but the last incident involved spilled blood and a brain scan (my diet for two weeks consisted of milkshakes and soups). Thankfully, I never fractured a bone during anyContinue reading “BONE DENSITY AND MENOPAUSE”
MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP
When I started experiencing insomnia in my mid-forties, little did I know that it was a pre-menopausal symptom. At the time, I attributed the insomnia to my job, more directly to my boss. Even after I discarded the boss, a good night’s sleep was out of my reach. My doctor suggested long, warm baths andContinue reading “MENOPAUSE PRAYER: PLEASE GRANT ME SLEEP”