Holy Hot Flashes Bat Man!

I’m sitting here writing this post. I’m in shorts and a tank top with the deck door open, ceiling fan on high and I’m sweating. Did I mention it’s 45 degrees out?

Welcome to peri-menopause. 

I’m only 38 and didn’t think this could be happening to me, but it makes a lot of sense. I’ve had a range of symptoms, but if you’re wondering what they are? A whole myriad of things and not just one.

  • Weight Gain
  • Hot Flashes & Night Sweats
  • Mood Swings
  • Depression
  • Low Libido
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Memory Loss
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Premenstrual symptoms
  • Vaginal Dryness
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I’ve also noticed that I have to squint on occasion, like when reading the credit card number of if the light isn’t bright enough. That’s been an eye opener, but it’s another post for another time.
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My friend Lolli and I have been talking a lot about it and she’s having many of the same issues. It’s been nice to have someone my age to commiserate with about our hormonal issues. Although, I have a feeling if we lived in the same town? We’d cause the electric grid to go down with the power used to cool our homes.
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What’s fun? These symptoms can last for years before true menopause kicks in. Did you feel my sarcasm coming through? I thought so. Seriously though? Hormonal imbalances can cause some serious issues, raising your risk of serious disease (see BodyLogicMD’s article about Hormones).
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Right now, I’m just trying to accept perimenopause with grace. They say never let them see you sweat, but the person who wrote that commercial obviously has never had a hot flash.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by BodyLogicMD. As always, my thoughts and opinions (as well as the hot flashes and night sweats) are my own.


 Lisa Frame has been blogging since 2002. Mommyality is where she tells it like it is. Real life parenting for real parents. No warm fuzzies here, just the shell shocked adventure of a Momma raising a tween boy in a suddenly smelly world. Read more from this author


Comments

  1. Yes, it is crazy that we are entering the time of our lives. Forever your hormonal sister….

  2. I’m there, too. I turned 45 in August and it’s just kicking in for me in earnest — particularly the sweats, PMS on steroids, and fatigue. So much fun with a teen daughter in the house who also has hormonal issues going on! (I think my husband and son may take up camping, LOL.)

  3. Pre-menopause?
    Is that really a thing?
    @Linnea, I’m in the same boat as your Husband and son.
    Apparently Vitamin D helps to take the edge off.
    http://menopause.about.com/od/alternativetreatments/a/VitDMenopause.htm

  4. It is a thing. And oh boy does it stink. I’m sitting here sweating and I’ve not moved. So much fun 🙂 My husband and son freeze, but they will live.

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