February 26, 2009 by MyMomsFlipped  
Published in Aging

The ups and downs of dealing with menopause.

Menopause starts at various ages for different women. I am at the ripe age of being in full blown menopause. The hot flashes, mood swings, and disturbed sleep are pure hell. From what I have read the period of time a woman goes through menopause can vary from a short time frame to several years.

I don’t know who is suffering worse; my better half or myself. One thing is for sure, he going through it right with me. The poor man has to adjust to my hot flashes or cold sweats. He has been a saint through it all. He’ll get up & turn up the furnace when I’m freezing then in less than three minutes he’ll get up and turn the furnace down and crack the door when I’m sweating. He has been very good at reminding me to take my Black Cohosh.

 I’ve thought about getting on the hormones to help relieve the symptoms. I’ve read the hormones can be quite dangerous. I’ve tried the over the counter aids such as Estroven and Black Cohosh. The Black Cohosh does seem to be helping more than the Estoven. Black Cohosh is one of the main ingredients in the Estroven along with other herbs and vitamins.

I don’t know how much longer I can take it before I cave in and get on the hormones. I called my doctor once already and had him call me in a prescription; I just didn’t pick it up. I am trying as hard as I can to ride it out. I think if I knew how long I was going to be dealing with this it would help. The not knowing how long it’s going to last is the worse part.

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One Response to “Menopause”
  1. Denise Kawaii Says:

    Isn’t being a woman grand?

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