Nov 11 2013
Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause: What's the Difference?
I thought it would be appropriate – and helpful - to follow up on a recent post I did on the difference between perimenopause and menopauseand provide a list of the symptoms associated with each. Though the terms are often (and I’m guilty of th...
Oct 18 2013
Are Perimenopause and Menopause the Same Thing?
Sometimes I feel like going on a one-woman crusade to change the language we use when we talk about hormone imbalance – i.e., perimenopause versus menopause. I will admit, I too am guilty of using these two words interchangeably. But the truth...
Jun 28 2013
Mood Swings in Perimenopause: It’s Not About Control
I told you in my last post that I had a phone conversation recently with an old acquaintance. We talked at length about perimenopause, how it affects women, and many of the symptoms. During the course of the conversation, the symptom of mood sw...
May 08 2013
Study Says Low Estrogen Causes Weight Gain in Menopause
The Mayo Clinic released a new studyrecently, which it co-authored, stating that weight gain during the post-menopause years appears to be linked to low estrogen levels. According to the study, “Scientists have long known that lower estroge...
Apr 30 2013
Short-term Memory Loss and Brain Fog in Perimenopause
If you take a little trip around the Internet, you might find that I’m one of the few people who actually talk about the short-term memory loss and brain fog in perimenopause.Shocking isn’t it? With literally millions upon millions of women ...
Apr 26 2013
More on the Vivelle Dot: It’s Really Helping
I’ve been using the Vivelle Dot, a bioidentical transdermal estradiol patch for about three weeks now, and I’m here to tell you, I’m a happy camper. My main motivation for trying it was a depression I’ve been having a very tough time shaking, s...
Mar 13 2013
What Causes Depression in Perimenopause?
Depression in perimenopause is a big topic. I think depression in general is a big topic, but for women going through perimenopause, it’s huge. There are a lot of medical opinions about what causes depression, too. I agree with some of the...
Mar 11 2013
The FDA Advises Against Antidepressants and Anti-anxiety Meds for Hot Flashes
I’ve never been too keen on antidepressants or anti-anxiety medication to treat perimenopause symptoms. In fact, it angers me that physicians dole them out to women like Pez candy for everything. Mainly because they don’t really help. Also bec...
Jan 30 2013
Getting Help for Your Perimenopause Symptoms: My Best Advice
I heard from yet another woman recently, who said she is suffering with panic attacks and heart palpitations in perimenopause. But, she was confused because she was also told by several physicians that she is too young to be in perimenopause. ...
Jan 22 2013
The Role of Adrenal Fatigue in Heart Palpitations & Panic Attacks
Continuing on with our discussion onheart palpitations and panic attacksfor the month of January, I wanted to talk more about adrenal fatigue, which, along with low progesterone levels and issues with thyroid function, is one of the root causes of...