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My Doctor wouldn’t give me HRT, saying, “ I can’t prescribe that for you! What if you had a stroke? You’re American and you’d sue me.”

The title is an absolutely true statement made by the man who was my GP at the time!

I was about 48, having the occasional hot flush and night sweat and I realised my child-bearing days were, essentially, at an end and I was getting old – but that’s NOT why I wanted – no, needed – HRT. 998 more words

Days 21 to 12

21 days.
Between me & Menopause.
There’s something to that 21, but I can’t place it.
And then it comes…

In a textbook 28 day menstrual cycle, there are theoretically 21 non-bleeding days. 740 more words

Seasonal Writing

Sweating In The Middle of Winter

Last night was about 45 degrees. But, even still, I slept with the windows open, the fan on, and under the blankets because I sweating but still cold. 651 more words

-55 Days, Countdown to Menopause

This past summer I began mentally (and then Facebook) cataloguing the progress of night heat:

In addition to the fox den off my studio door & promising strides with my work of memoir (strides may be too promising a word), this summer has featured new & ever surprising releases–elegantly exploring my body–like a steamroller… 27 more words

MENOPAUSE

Hot, Bothered, & Barely Sleeping

Lately I’ve been going through something at home that’s forced me to sleep in the living room a number of times. While the title of this post may lead to thoughts of, “Oh, is there trouble in paradise?” that couldn’t be further from the truth. 454 more words

Motherhood

The Lie of Menopause: Why Women Do Not Have to Just "Suffer Through"

Menopause. That much hated period of a woman’s life that all women dread. From the night sweats to the hot flashes, from the mood swings and the insomnia, from the weight gain to the more personal issues, menopause is not an exciting time of life…and unfortunately it can last for years. 600 more words

Homeopathy

Why Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Safer Than You Think

The pendulum has swung from one extreme to the other when it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat symptoms of menopause. At first, the replacement hormones—mostly a combination of estrogen and progestin to replace what the body stops making after menopause—were seen as a panacea. 711 more words