May 08 2013
Study Says Low Estrogen Causes Weight Gain in Menopause
The Mayo Clinic released a new studyrecently, which it co-authored, stating that weight gain during the post-menopause years appears to be linked to low estrogen levels. According to the study, “Scientists have long known that lower estroge...
Apr 30 2013
Short-term Memory Loss and Brain Fog in Perimenopause
If you take a little trip around the Internet, you might find that I’m one of the few people who actually talk about the short-term memory loss and brain fog in perimenopause.Shocking isn’t it? With literally millions upon millions of women ...
Apr 29 2013
Yes, Perimenopause is Real, and No, You’re Not Going Crazy
This is the tagline for my other blog, The Perimenopause Blog, born out of a time when I was in the thick of my own perimenopause symptoms and questioning my sanity. I wrote a post entitled: “Perimenopause: Yes, it’s Real, and No, You’re Not Go...
Apr 28 2013
Vitamin D: Good Medicine for Uterine Fibroids?
In a recent study released by the National Institute of Health, researchers have concluded that women who have sufficient amounts of vitamin D are 32 percent less likely to develop fibroids than women with insufficient vitamin D. Participant...
Apr 26 2013
More on the Vivelle Dot: It’s Really Helping
I’ve been using the Vivelle Dot, a bioidentical transdermal estradiol patch for about three weeks now, and I’m here to tell you, I’m a happy camper. My main motivation for trying it was a depression I’ve been having a very tough time shaking, s...
Apr 16 2013
The Vivelle Dot: So Far, So Good
I have been using the Vivelle Dot – a bioidentical transdermal estradiol for almost one week, and I’m here to tell you, I am beginning to feel better all ready. Yes, you read that right. In less than one week of using the patch, I have n...
Apr 10 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Why I’m Considering It
As you all probably noticed in my last post, I was a little testy over the wellness coach lady who took it upon herself to “educate me” regarding alternatives to my decision to use estrogen hormone therapy. If I were a younger woman (like no...
Apr 09 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: Defending My Decision
So, I figured I might have to defend my decision to consider using a transdermal bioidentical estradiol. But, I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. No sooner had I written my post last week, when I received an email (albeit a cheerful one...
Apr 05 2013
Transdermal Bioidentical Estradiol: I May Try It
I never thought I would be saying this, but I have an appointment with my gynecologist next week to discuss a prescription for a transdermal bioidentical estradiol (an estrogen). The last time I saw her she offered it to me after my examina...
Mar 29 2013
Depression in Perimenopause: Why Exercise and Light are So Important
Now that March is over, along with the long, dark days of winter, perhaps the topic ofdepression in perimenopausewon’t be so, well, depressing.As one who grew up in the muggy Deep South where actual seasons are an anomaly, I actually love winter. ...