Nov 28 2012
What Causes Anxiety in Perimenopause?
Anxiety during perimenopause is perhaps one of the most common complaints I hear from my readers. It was certainly a serious problem for me during my own years in perimenopause, and was often compounded by full blown panic attacks and heart p...
Nov 21 2012
The Mind-Body Solution to Fibromyalgia, Part II
I ended my last post by telling you I plan to use the book The Mind-Body Mood Solution by Dr. Jeffrey Rossman, PhD, to tackle my fibromyalgia diagnosisand to help myself heal. The book is actually written and designed to help people who strugg...
Nov 20 2012
The Mind-Body Solution (to Fibromyalgia?)
I’ve been giving this fibromyalgia diagnosis a lot of thought. I haven’t come up with any ironclad conclusions – though neither has the medical community, frankly – but I’ve definitely had a few insights which might be worth your consideration...
Nov 16 2012
Low Vitamin D and Chronic Pain
My recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia is still sinking in. Truth be told, I’m having a tough time embracing it as an “official medical condition” given that it’s loosely defined as a hodgepodge of this and that, with a few “psychiatric” undertone...
Nov 13 2012
Fibromyalgia and Menopause Part II
My recent diagnosis of fibromyalgia left me feeling both relieved and frustrated. Relieved because I was told I do not have RA (rheumatoid arthritis), frustrated because fibromyalgia is such a nebulous condition. So nebulous in fact, that nearl...
Nov 07 2012
Fibromyalgia and Menopause
I received a diagnosis of fibromyalgia recently. I saw a Rheumatologist because I was convinced the symptoms which I have been exhibiting the last 18 months were an autoimmune system issue, and pointed to rheumatoid arthritis, aka, RA: nodes in...
Nov 02 2012
Coping with Menopause in a Sound Bite World
I will be the first one to tell you that I love technology. I love my iPhone with all of its fancy apps. I love my laptop. I love Twitter. I love Facebook. I love Google+ (well, I’m working on loving Google+), and I love the Internet. But, like...
Oct 26 2012
The Politics of Hormones: Here We Go Again
It’s hard to believe that in an age where we can have “Face Time” with our iPhone® contacts, and SKYPE® with our business associates and college professors around the globe in real time, that we still can’t think of any other way to explain wom...
Oct 25 2012
FDA Approved Bioidentical Prometrium for Insomnia: It Works (For Me)
I’ve been taking Prometrium, an FDA approved bioidentical progesterone, for the past month to help me with sleep, and to help with my night sweats and hot flashes. I told you all I would share my experience with you, and the jury is in: it wor...
Oct 18 2012
October 18th is World Menopause Day
Did you know? Today is World Menopause Day! If you didn’t, don’t worry. I didn’t either, and I would be willing to bet more than a few hot flashes that most women don’t know either. World Menopause Day actually began in 1984, and was insti...