It is really important to take care of yourself before you hit menopause, all the way around.
So much is at stake.
It's better to do that before you get into that zone instead of waiting until afterwards when everything is so much harder.
Women will make a better transistion to menopause if they will: eat healthy, exercise, and prevent weight gain.
I never really had problems having that TOM because I was always active, either doing ballet, or aerobics or even biking. It was very rare for me to have cramps too.
I started when that TOM when I was eleven, and I finished probably when I was about 5 or 6 years ago and I am 57 now.
But for some people, when you don't have TOM for a couple of months and then TOM shows up, it can get pretty nasty for about a week. Then it wouldn't come again until a couple of months later, and then get nasty. Then it would be about 6 months, and then it would come again but not too bad. That's what happened to me.
When I has my 2nd and last child at age 38, I kept waking up about 3 a.m. in the mornnig when I was about 6 months preggers with her; and that kept up until about maybe 2 years ago at age 56. I never had night sweats, but insomina.
I did HRT for about 2 years when I first started into perimenopause but that was it. I just didn't want to take any more risks with side effects on Pre-marin. So I stopped that altogether.
I only drank one cup of decaf coffee in the morning and that was it. But I determined that I was going to lose some weight and tweak my diet so that I would be eating almost totally healthy, and so I cut out that one cup of decaf coffee.
Now I sleep like a baby.
But it can be different for each person because no two people are alike.
I hope this helps someone.
- 9/21/2008 1:00:22 PM