Mar 14 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Eat Your Way Out of It
You have to admit. Eating your way out of anything just can’t be bad. Especially if it can help you manage health challenges like depression in perimenopause – and it will. In my last post I told you there is a direct correlation between a w...
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...
Feb 22 2013
Vertigo & Dizziness in Perimenopause: Trying to Find the Answers
So, after my pseudo-feminist rant in my last post, I thought it might be a good idea to get back to the monthly blogging topic at hand –vertigo and dizziness in perimenopause. Two symptoms which we have learned can be traced tothyroid dysfunction,...
Feb 21 2013
Women in Perimenopause are not Crazy, Broken, or in Need of Fixin’
I’ve been reading through the bookThe Thyroid Solution: A Revolutionary Mind-Body Program That Will Help You,by Dr. Ridha Arem, M.D., over the past couple of weeks, as you may know if you’ve read any ofmy recent posts. This morning, as I skimmed t...
Feb 19 2013
Dizziness & Vertigo in Perimenopause: The Thyroid Solution
A friend called me the other day. She’s 47 years old and displaying classic symptoms of perimenopause.I didn’t need to tell her that, however, because she already knew. Instead, she wanted to talk to me about the weight gain she had been experi...
Jan 31 2013
Hypothyroidism: The Testing Controversy
Way back in February of 2000, The University of Colorado released“The Colorado Thyroid Disease Prevalence Study,”which sought to determine the prevalence of hypothyroidism. If you are interested in reading such studies, it is not very long (9 p...
Jan 29 2013
Hypothyroidism: An Under-Diagnosed Epidemic?
What initially began as a discussion on anxiety, heart palpitations, and panic attacks in women going through perimenopause has now become a full-blown discussion on hypothyroidism. But, please don’t get lost in all of the twist and turns. Ho...
Jan 24 2013
Heart Palpitations, Panic Attacks, Anxiety & Thyroid Dysfunction
Before I entered perimenopause some 15 years ago now, I had no earthly idea that something as simple as estrogen and progesterone hormone imbalance could send my entire life to hell in a hand basket. I was blithely unaware of what was about ...
Dec 07 2012
The Link Between Progesterone and Anxiety in Perimenopause
My blogging theme for December has officially become “anxiety in perimenopause.” Part of this is due to myfibromyalgia diagnosisand the mini crisis (read: anxiety) I’ve been experiencing as a result. The other part is due, as I havesaid in other p...
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...