Menopause

I think menopause is the best kept secret around.

No one tells a woman what will happen once they hit 45 to 55. The biggest problem is that some women become more and more irrational, and have no insight that they are acting the way they are due to menopause. They are not themselves.

All this suffering and mad behavior is coming from a loss of hormones.

Menopausal symptoms:

Mental Health Symptoms

Poor Memory

Mood Swings, Sudden Tears

Fatigue

Difficulty Concentrating, Disorientation, Mental Confusion

Disturbing Memory Lapses

Depression

Anxiety, Feeling Ill at Ease

Irritability

Panic Disorder, Feelings of Dread, Apprehension, Doom

Physical Symptoms

Hot/ Cold Flashes

Night Sweats

Irregular Periods, Menstrual Irregularities

Loss of sexual desire

Vaginal Dryness

Hair Loss or Thinning, Head, Pubic, or Whole Body;

Increase in Facial Hair

Trouble going to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night

Dizziness, Light Headedness, Episodes of Loss of Balance

Weight Gain during Menopause

Incontinence, especially upon Sneezing, Laughing,

Sudden Bouts of Bloat

Increase in Allergies

Changes in Fingernails-Softer, Crack or Break Easier

Changes in Body Odor

Bouts of Rapid Heart Beat

Breast Pain

Headaches

Aching, Sore Joints, Muscles and Tendons

Burning Tongue, Burning Roof of Mouth

Bad Taste in mouth, Change in Breath Odor

Digestive Problems, Gastrointestinal Distress,

Indigestion, Flatulence, Gas Pain, Nausea

Gum Problems, Increased Bleeding

Increased Tension in Muscles

Itchy, Crawly Skin

Tingling Extremities

Osteoporosis (After Several Years)

I am all for life without drugs and “natural” solutions, yet if I go to hospital with a broken leg, I want morphine! That doesn’t make me an addict.

If you have these symptoms, and find via a blood test that you’re in menopause – please do something about it. If you can’t get back on track and be yourself – for heavens sakes, take pity on your partner, husband, and your family members and get on hormone replacement therapy. I recommend Sandra Cabot for natural HRT solutions.