There are a range of symptoms related to menopause. Here, creatives describe how they’ve experienced one or more of them.
On May 12, 2014, I had a partial hysterectomy. The OB/GYN said that leaving my ovaries intact would delay the onset of menopause. By November 2014, all emotional and physical hell had broken loose. I was in full-blown menopause. From 2014 until 2019, my… Continue Reading “I Wish Someone Had Told Me the Truth”
My husband gifted me with Coop’s Eden pillow at the beginning of 2021 to help alleviate my night sweats. As of today, I’ve been using this pillow for six months. Here’s my review. What I LOVE: Coop makes a good pillow. According to their… Continue Reading “Product Review: Coop Home Goods Eden Pillow*”
Like most women, I always knew the day was coming when I’d have to deal with menopause. I wasn’t especially worried about it, as I didn’t want to conceive any more children and considered menstrual periods to be an annoyance I would gladly do without.… Continue Reading “My Choice”
by Tyran Butler I used to sleep like a rock. I used to be as sharp as a tack. I used to be relatively easy to get along with, in most cases. I used to be younger. Perimenopause has changed my life. None of… Continue Reading “It’s the Sweat and Itch for Me, Sis! by Tyran Butler”
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)”