Look at you! You've lost over 80 pounds! You ROCK!
Okay, so now you're menopausal. I loved the first answer you got but not everyone can find those special providers who customize your hormone treatment. And not everyone can afford to shop in the organic section of the grocery store. So, what can the rest of us do??
I'm (finally) done with menopause but I found these things to be most helpful in the worst of times. . .
1. Appreciate your ceiling fan (or some fan, especially in the bedroom) -- hubby too cold? Get him a blanket, but do take advantage of the cooling benefits of moving air!
2. Keep ice packs available -- they're not just for knees any more! A nice wrapped pack on the back of your neck can get you through the misery of a lengthy power-surge!
3. Use memory assistance tools -- make lists, always park in the same part of the ramp, say the new person's name to yourself several times, re-organize your desk, kitchen, where-ever so that everything has a "place" to call home -- you'll spend less time asking yourself, "Where did I put my keys?"
4. Stop trying! With me it was loosing my "readers" so I bought about 15 pair of the cheap kind of glasses and I keep them EVERYWHERE!! Now I don't kick myself when I can't find the ones I am looking for, there is always another pair close at hand.
5. Ask your MD about trans-dermal (daily skin patch) hormones; smaller doses sometimes better absorption with fewer side effects.
6. Remember, this too will pass.
Best of luck as you get to the other side -- post-menopause is a wonderful place to live!
Simple kindness to one's self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.
-David R. Hawkins
| Pounds lost: 3.0