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 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...
Jul 25 2012
At What Ages Does Perimenopause Begin?
In order to understand when perimenopause begins, it’s important to understand the difference between perimenopause and actual menopause. Menopause is generally defined as when a women has not had a menstrual cycle for twelve consecutive mo...
Jul 16 2012
Heavy, Flooding Periods in Perimenopause
When you blog about perimenopause and menopause, sooner or later it’s going to get personal. I mean, when you’re discussing your menstrual cycles with total strangers for crying out loud, that’s pretty personal. But it’s also helpful. We are by ...
Jul 09 2012
Estroven Nighttime: A Good Alternative to Prescription Sleep-Aids
I’m not much on hawking products as a blogger. That is not to say that those who do are somehow less holy than I am in the blogging world. But, for me personally, I’ve never been comfortable doing it. I value my integrity, and as I get older – ...
Jun 15 2012
Are Women Irrational During Perimenopause?
Depending on whom you ask (usually men) the answer to this question might be “yes.” But, I have a real problem with that for a couple of reasons. First, as a woman, I find the suggestion that women who are suffering with hormone imbalance are ...
Jun 07 2012
The Role of Cortisol in Chronic Insomnia in Perimenopause
Chronic insomnia is one of the most debilitating symptoms of perimenopause for a lot of women. In addition to making the other symptoms unbearable, chronic insomnia has dangerous health implications: obesity, diabetes, hyper-tension, heart di...
Jun 06 2012
Urinary Incontinence in Perimenopause and Menopause
During all three of my pregnancies, I carried my children low, as they say in fertility and pregnancy circles. Not only did I carry them low, but with my third child, her head was resting squarely on my bladder throughout the entire pregnancy. ...