Aug 26 2013
Yoga for Anxiety and Depression in Perimenopause
This past week we had a lively discussion on Facebook on the topic of anxiety and depression in perimenopause. It is a topic I’ve addressed at great length here at Hold that Pause. There’s a reason for that, too. It’s a huge problem for wo...
Aug 23 2013
What are the Side Effects & Risks of Prometrium?
Prior to my taking Prometrium, an FDA approved, bioidentical, oral progesterone, I used bioidentical progesterone in a cream form, which I purchased from compounding pharmacies. I was careful to only purchase the highest grade and quality I co...
Aug 21 2013
Surgically Induced Menopause? “HysterSisters” Might be a Resource for You!
Because I get a fair number of questions from readers asking if I have any information on surgically induced menopause – hysterectomies – I decided I should take the time to research it and learn as much about it as I possibly could. I came ...
Aug 16 2013
More from Dr. Hotze’s ‘Hypothyroidism, Health & Happiness’
It’s been hard for me to move away from this topic. Primarily because physicians like Dr. Steven Hotze and other healthcare providers, whom I respect, continue to address it. But also because I think they are shining a necessary light on the is...
Aug 16 2013
Fibromyalgia, Hypothyroidism, and Menopause
I know I may anger some women who suffer with fibromyalgia when I say this. But, in spite of my own diagnosis last year, I don’t believe it’s a real condition. I’ve said it before, and I’ve jokingly referred to it as the “non-disease” with very...
Aug 14 2013
Calcium & Vitamin D Improves Bone Strength When Taken with HRT?
A new study slated to be published in the February 2014 print issue of Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), found that women who were taking calcium and vitamin D supplements, in conjunction with hormone repla...
Aug 09 2013
Anxiety in Perimenopause: Utilizing Breath, Imagery, and Affirmations
Anxiety in perimenopause can be linked to many causes. Fluctuating estrogen and progesterone levels, for example, adrenal fatigue, and even thyroid dysfunction. It can also be exacerbated by fatigue and exhaustion from insomnia as well. In...
Jul 31 2013
Moderate Your Way Through Menopause
I happened to catch a radio talk show recently, where the host and guest were discussing the health benefits of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for women in menopause. It was an interesting discussion which held my attention for quite some ti...
Jul 26 2013
Sexuality in Menopause and Post-Menopause Years
There is absolutely no pun intended, but, my last post on loss of libido in menopause turned out to be one very “hot” topic. I posted it on my Facebook page and the ladies went wild. Some of them lamented the loss of their libido while other...
Jul 25 2013
Is the Loss of Libido in Menopause Such a Bad Thing?
I received a comment on my other blog, The Perimenopause Blog, recently which gave me pause on this subject. The reader, Katy, had this to say about the loss of libido during menopause: “I am constantly amazed at how much our culture glorifi...