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My journey through menopause

Updated on June 26, 2013

My journey through menopause



Aging is simply the years getting older. At 48 and feeling great I accept the natural changes occurring in my body and mind, I endure.

Women vary with menopause some go through hell while others sail through it with little or no symptoms. Profuse sweating and chills occur during day and nighttime hours and although unpleasant—a good fan or air conditioning in the home will help immensely. Some women take hormone replacement therapy that relieves discomfort, while others use herbal remedies to rectify their needs, still some use vitamin supplements. I submerge my feet in cold water (upon suggestion) which aids in sweating. Also, I use my electric fan when I feel a hot flash coming on, it comforts me.

Not long ago information on menopause wasn't available. Today women are more informed via the internet and have learned different self-help techniques to aid them through what some women regard as torturous, but it’s not as hellish as one might think, as I'm finding out. I dreaded this time and now I'm here and enduring it.

Keep your mind focused ladies, on anything that interests you. The things that excited you before may not excite you anymore, but let it be fine because you’ll realize more important issues will dominate your mind. You’ll find your womanhood changing, you may develop temporary character flaws, that may embarrass or cause you to feel guilt. You may become downright irritable, or combative. It won`t last long, you`ll get through it. It’s an emotional time as your hormones are declining, but, most days you’ll feel good as nature intends. If you’re fortunate enough to have a supportive spouse than you’ll be fine, but still menopausal.

Do the things you always wanted to do but never did, focus on you, this is all about you and taking good care of your needs. Don`t worry about saying no to your loved ones, they’ll get over it. Your main concern should be you and getting through the most important thing in your life and that’s your menopause ladies. You may feel less inclined to go out with family or friends because of discomfort, this is the time to please yourself regardless what anyone thinks!

You may have to get a sleeping aid at this time in life, although you’ve never had trouble sleeping before, you may now. A mild sedative will help to keep you calm and less stressed. You may think bizarre thoughts sometimes, you're not alone, the more you know and realize about menopause the better it will be for you during your time of change. Your body changes and takes on a mature full look. Some ladies say they feel sexier, while I think leave-me-alone. Your thoughts will change, you may be moody and feel less mentally stable at times, but you’ll come out stronger on your good days. You’ll see life more realistically and less girlish but more womanly.

Through menopause your estrogen levels drop, the more they drop the older you look. That's the anatomy of female whether we like it or not. These hormones are responsible for attributing to femininity.

Ladies, menopause is not the end of your life, it's the beginning of your new life. A time when menstruation and baby-making days cease. A time for rest and self-pamper.

This is the time in your life that you’ll be faced with yourself, you’re not going downhill like some women think. You're simply aging, your thinking changes for the better because you’re maturing mentally and physically. There is something to the ole adage you get wiser with age.

"A woman must wait for her ovaries to die before she can get her rightful personality back. Post-menstrual is the same as pre-menstrual; I am once again what I was before the age of twelve: a female human being who knows that a month has thirty days, not twenty-five, and who can spend every one of them free of the shackles of that defect of body and mind known as femininity.”
Florence King


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      Donna Thompson 

      4 years ago

      Ladies, another very important thing I learned through my journey through menopause in the aiding of such, is to drink a glass of iced-cold water when going through a hot-flash. Keep a glass cold in the freezer by putting a little water in the glass to freeze, but tilt the glass to give the water room for expansion when it freezes so the glass doesn't break. This nice iced cold drink will have you feeling better in less than a minute. Repeat this upon the next hot-flash. Squeeze a lemon in for taste. Water is better than sugar drinks as your body will react to the sugars.

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