E was so taken back by menopause that she wrote a book, Shmirshky: Think Inside the Box, chronicling her experience.
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Coping with Menopause Dr. Lisa Masterson: Well, here to tell us about her hormone journey is E, she’s the author of the new book “Shmirsky,” did I say it right? Ellen Sarver Dolgen: You said it right. Dr. Lisa Masterson: And we’d like to welcome you, so you can tell us about your book. Ellen Sarver Dolgen: A lot of people like myself, when I talk to a lot of women, they really thought one they’d wake up and their period would be gone forever, and that would be menopause and we were like what, would be bad about that. No one told me that one day that I would not be able to think clearly, I would not be able to grab a thought, or remember my kids names, or that I would start gaining weight, that I wouldn’t be able to sleep, my libido would be crashing, would have random hot flushes and then if that’s not enough, no one told me that my shmirsky would spend some time in the Sahara’s Desert. And I'm not talking about a beautiful scenery, I'm talking about a part shmirsky, it’s not hot. So for me, so you can do things from acupuncture to hormone therapy. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Hormone affects everything from our hair, to our teeth, to our bones, and especially with women’s emotions, how we function, and you’ve got to have this dialogue with your doctor, you’ve got to have a personal individualized preparation. I’d like to thank Dr. Hall and E for joining us today. And E want to send all of you home with the copy of Schmirsky, Get to know your own fluids