Technically, menopause is just ONE day in our lives when we haven't had a period for 12 months.

The Menopause
Myth

Tired, cranky, slower than you used to be? Could these really be signs of menopause?
The truth is you probably look a lot younger than your ovaries."

Technically, menopause is just ONE day in our lives when we haven’t had a period for 12 months. But many of the most bothersome symptoms, from no sleep, no sex, or painful sex and weight gain, to feeling hot or sweating and brain fog can start well before our periods stop altogether. This hormonal roller coaster ride is known as perimenopause, which lasts from 1-10+ years and usually starts in our 40’s, but can begin as early as our 30’s, or start abruptly if we’ve had surgery and our ovaries were removed.
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Perimenopause

In perimenopause, hormonal fluctuations may lead to irregular and erratic periods, sleep disturbances, brain fog, loss of interest in sex, a dry irritated vagina not to mention irritability, and more anxiety.

What makes this even more confusing is that

Every woman’s experience is different
There’s no way to predict how you’ll feel from month to month because your symptoms can change from month to month.

Chalk it all up to one thing. Less estrogen!

What I hear from women everywhere is also echoed in the research: Women are not prepared for these changes. They don’t know what’s normal, what’s not, what they can expect, and what the options for relief are. Many times our healthcare providers shrug this off as a normal part of getting to a “certain age.”

Many women hope these changes will get better in a few months, they suck it up, and do their best to function, and smile. Then a few months turn into a few years. Frustration settles in and many of us sleepwalk through life, with little energy and a lot of changes.

Post-menopause

Technically, post-menopause is the day after a woman hasn’t had a period in 12 months. Women still have a lot of symptoms, many of which actually get worse. Few women feel completely comfortable sharing details about vaginal dryness that’s only getting worse, no sleep, having to wear a panty liner to catch the little dribbles of urine, and not being able to have sex because it hurts so much.

Many people not only turn to their friends, but to social media for comfort and strategies–and that’s a dangerous breeding ground for misinformation.

Women deserve to feel their best

Menopause and midlife do not have to be this way. There is no magic wand or one-size-fits-all solution, but there are options and alternatives available that can help you get back to enjoying your life.
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Video eGuides

Many of the changes we women deal with at midlife start off fairly mild and are just a few minor irritants. Then, over time, they kind of sneak up on you, one after another until seemingly overnight, there’s a whole cluster of overwhelming issues turning our lives upside down. Then we hear, “Try this, try that, Hormones are bad, hormones are good, put this special cream in your vagina, just do some deep breathing and you’ll be fine. But you’re not just fine. And you still crave relief and to feel like yourself again. Where do you start? That’s what my video eGuides are about. I want to help shine a light on the biology of what your body is experiencing/going through, even though you may not be ready, or able to see me.
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Video eGuideMenopause: An Overview

Does the word menopause make you cringe because it makes you feel old? Let’s take back the narrative and label it for what it is: a natural, biological process.
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Video eGuideYour Vagina, Bladder, & Perimenopause

Have you started to notice that when you wipe after you pee, the toilet paper almost sticks to the skin? Or maybe you join in on the silent panic of having to do jumping jacks in an exercise class because the cis-women are afraid they will leak urine.
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Video eGuideR&R: Remedy & Relief

You will want this guide if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, exhaustion, no sex drive. This is not the mantra to live by.

Video eGuideMenopause: An Overview

Does the word menopause make you cringe because it makes you feel old? Let’s take back the narrative and label it for what it is: a natural, biological process.

Video eGuideYour Vagina, Bladder, & Perimenopause

Have you started to notice that when you wipe after you pee, the toilet paper almost sticks to the skin? Or maybe you join in on the silent panic of having to do jumping jacks in an exercise class because the cis-women are afraid they will leak urine.

Video eGuideR&R: Remedy & Relief

You will want this guide if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: hot flashes, night sweats, exhaustion, no sex drive. This is not the mantra to live by.

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Disclaimer: The information provided on this site is intended solely to serve as a guide to Perimenopause and Menopause and to provide basic evidence-based information about the symptoms, long and short-term impact to health, the causes, as well as the risks and benefits of various treatment options.

This site does not claim to prevent, cure or treat any medical disorder or disease. It is designed to inform and support decisions that should be made with your own personal licensed healthcare provider. It is not intended as a substitute, nor should you use this as a substitute for the medical advice and/or gynecologic care given by your own licensed healthcare professional. It is your exclusive responsibility to seek medical care as needed. No pharmaceutical or medical device companies contribute to the content or the cost of providing this education.

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