Sep 28 2012
You Have "Peri" What?: An Important Caveat
Before I go any further in this series, I wanted to take some time to address an important issue which is certain to come up sooner or later. That is, I am very aware that no matter how well prepared you are when you enter your physician’s offi...
Sep 21 2012
You Have "Peri" What? : More From The Empowered Patient
In my last post in this series I recommended the book The Empowered Patient by Elizabeth Cohen, CNN senior medical correspondent. However, if you still need a little convincing, I thought I might share with you a personal experience I had righ...
Sep 19 2012
You Have "Peri" What? : Let's Begin by Empowering You
I want to continue this new series of posts by giving you a book recommendation. Of course, I realize that my suggesting you read a book in order to learn how to get your doctor to listen to you might feel a little bit like your doctor telling ...
Sep 13 2012
A New Series: You have "Peri" What?
One lesson I’ve learned in life is that you can’t be afraid to walk down unfamiliar paths, or be resistant to changing your course, if the path you’re on begins to lead you in an unfamiliar direction. When I began blogging about my personal ...
Sep 10 2012
I'm in Perimenopause: Why Can't My Doctor Help Me?
In one of my recent blog posts, “Physicians Heal Thyself (And Hopefully, Us Too),” I spoke to the frustration many women feel when they try to get help for perimenopause in a medical system which does not seem to really understand women’s hormo...
Sep 06 2012
Physicians: Heal Thyself (And Hopefully Us, Too)
If you follow my blogs, then you know that I speak a lot to the over-all experience of perimenopause and menopause. I also speak a lot to the actual physical symptoms. But, as any woman knows who has gone through perimenopause, it is far more t...
Aug 30 2012
Menopause can be the Happiest Time of Your Life
There’s a lot to be said about the sadness of perimenopause,what it represents, and how it makes women feel. I know, because I’ve had plenty to say about it. Profound life changes which are born out of loss, such as perimenopause, will natural...
Aug 24 2012
Loss of Libido During Perimenopause
As a woman who enjoyed a healthy sex life before I entered perimenopause, I can tell you without a doubt, that the thought of losing my libido due to hormone imbalance simply terrified me. To be honest, the thought of menopause in general terri...
Aug 23 2012
The Cycle of Stress and Hormonal Imbalance in Perimenopause
During perimenopause and menopause, estrogen and progesterone are the two hormones which always seem to get top billing. Certainly two very powerful, key players in our fertility and menstrual cycles, estrogen and progesterone essentially make...
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...