Category: Diary of a Menopausal Woman

This is K E Garland’s personal diary as she navigates menopause and all that comes with it.

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Supplements

I loathe taking medications of any kind. It doesn’t matter what it’s for…I’m very skeptical of putting things in my body just because. With that said, menopause had my belly looking like a three-month pregnant woman, and that’s no bueno. It wasn’t until I… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Supplements”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: 4 Ways I Reduced My Menopausal Symptoms

After my February period, I decided to stop using the progesterone cream altogether. Instead, I began listening to many of the suggestions I’d been reading and had been offered by people in the health and wellness field: #1: Stop Having a Smoothie Every Morning.… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: 4 Ways I Reduced My Menopausal Symptoms”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Perimenopause is Lit 🙄

I haven’t had a period for ninety-nine days. I know this because I’ve set up my iPhone health app to keep track. Once I started having menstrual cycles twice a month, I thought this app would be a good idea. Turns out, I was… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: Perimenopause is Lit 🙄”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)

I am afraid. I fear the mental illness that’s coursed through my blood will surface at last. Thus far, I’ve escaped my mother’s schizophrenia, my aunt’s clinical depression, my sister’s depression, my niece’s trichotillomania, my other niece’s bipolar diagnosis, and my daughter’s anxiety. For… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: January 2021 (Fear)”

Diary of a Menopausal Woman: 2018

I can’t remember if it was 2018 or 2017, really. All I know is I was en route to my job, which is an hour and forty-five minutes away from my house. I was wearing my white jeans, a staple in my wardrobe, no… Continue Reading “Diary of a Menopausal Woman: 2018”

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