is inviting people with menopause to share their personal stories with the world.  If you have tips, success/horror stories, or any details in general that you’d like to share about living with menopause, now’s your chance for your voice to be heard!

So—if you’d like your personal story about menopause published on, here’s how to participate: In 150 words or less per question, answer at least five - if not all - of the questions below. Please be sure to include your first name, city, and state—and if you’re willing, a photo of yourself (as an attached file) to run with the article.

When you’re finished, email your answers (with the questions included) to with “My Menopause Story” in the subject line.

The Questions 

  • What age were you when you first heard about menopause?  Who told you about it?  What did they tell you?
  • Before you realized you were going through menopause, what kinds of symptoms did you have?
  • Do you remember where you were when you had your first hot flash?  Describe.
  • Did you experience other menopause symptoms that you considered unusual?
  • What was your reaction when you were told by your doctor that you were going through menopause?
  • How open were you about your menopause?  Did you readily tell people or were you more discreet?
  • How did you tell your partner you were going through menopause?
  • How long did it last?
  • Which part of menopause was the worst for you, personally?
  • What were some of the positive aspects of going through menopause?
  • Did any natural remedies help in alleviating symptoms?
  • Is there anything you miss about menstruating?
  • What are your thoughts on the word “menopause”?  Do you like it?  If you could rename it, what would you call it?
  • What was the best bit of advice someone gave you while you were approaching or going through menopause?
  • Tell us one funny story about your journey through menopause.

*Legal disclaimer: By submitting, you give full permission to publish your story on