Body Changes

I Had A Little Hot Flash

by betsyr on December 23, 2011

Sung to the tune of “I Had a Little Dreidel” I had a little hot flash, The seventh one today My clothes are soaked, I’m shvitzy, And now I’m cold, Oy vey! Oh weight gain, night sweats, mood swings, fatigue and itchy feet, I can’t light the menorah ‘cause the candles give off heat. I […]

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How to Make Perimenopause More Manageable

by betsyr on December 9, 2011

Accept that nothing is the same as it was Think of things you can do to make yourself feel good and do them Take calcium and vitamin d daily Work out and exercise as much as possible Make lists so you won’t forget Lubricate and enjoy Eat a little ice cream and try not to […]

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What if Santa Claus was in menopause?

by betsyr on December 6, 2011

Picture a middle aged Santa as his sleigh begins to lift He’s halfway to the heavens when he sees he forgot the gifts Perhaps he’s a wee bit cranky as he slides down each chimney stack His feet are achy, eyes are itchy, he’s got pains all down his back He’s sweating something awful, a […]

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Pimples, Wrinkles, and Sagging

by betsyr on November 28, 2011

Pimples, wrinkles, and sagging during menopause seem like life’s cruelest joke. Not only are we discovering that bright bulbs and fluorescent lights are not our friends, but even stranger perpetrators are lurking, too. As we peek at the mirror to engage in our usual daily (or multi-daily) scrutiny of our faces and conduct our hygiene […]

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Hot Flash Woman On Fire

by betsyr on November 21, 2011

Hot Flash! Flash Dance. Flash in the Pan. None of these can grab hold of you and shake you to the core like the sudden deluge of heat, dripping perspiration, and shaky chills of a hot flash. 3 Things to Remember In the Heat of the Moment: It’s perfectly natural to feel overwhelmed It’s embarrassing […]

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Hot Flash Menopause Chronicles

by betsyr on October 25, 2011

Dear Menopause Diary: Here is how my work day has been going lately: 9:00am I appear at work wearing the following: Boots, tights, slacks, camisole, long sleeved cotton tee shirt, blouse, vest, scarf. I am carrying a large tote bag containing the following: Flat shoes, a hat, a bottle of water, ice pack, duct tape, […]

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