Nov 11 2013
Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause: What's the Difference?
I thought it would be appropriate – and helpful - to follow up on a recent post I did on the difference between perimenopause and menopauseand provide a list of the symptoms associated with each. Though the terms are often (and I’m guilty of th...
Oct 18 2013
Are Perimenopause and Menopause the Same Thing?
Sometimes I feel like going on a one-woman crusade to change the language we use when we talk about hormone imbalance – i.e., perimenopause versus menopause. I will admit, I too am guilty of using these two words interchangeably. But the truth...
Sep 18 2013
Can I Get Pregnant During Perimenopause?
With so many Hollywood celebrities having children in their 40s, and some even in their 50s, one might think that conceiving children in the mid-life years is a snap. I mean, Halle Berry just makes it look effortless, doesn’t she? But the u...
Sep 05 2013
Getting Help for Perimenopause When Doctors Won’t Listen
So we’ve all been there haven’t we? Especially if you’ve recently sought help from your doctor for your perimenopause symptoms. You’re emotional, feeling desperate, maybe even a little despondent. You feel like you’re going absolutely nuts...
Aug 29 2013
Birth Control Pills for Perimenopause Symptoms?
I’ve never been a huge fan of birth control pills. Though, like many young women in the 60s and 70s, I certainly tried them. I also had a lot of friends who simple had to take them (or so they were told), to help regulate their menstrual cycl...
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...
Jun 28 2013
Mood Swings in Perimenopause: It’s Not About Control
I told you in my last post that I had a phone conversation recently with an old acquaintance. We talked at length about perimenopause, how it affects women, and many of the symptoms. During the course of the conversation, the symptom of mood sw...
Jun 27 2013
Perimenopause: The Problems are Obvious, but the Answers Aren’t
I had the good pleasure of connecting with an old acquaintance recently, someone I’ve known for close to 40 years. He is an entrepreneur who has a coaching business and website, among many other business ventures he’s been involved in for many ...