Category: Symptoms

There are a range of symptoms related to menopause. Here, creatives describe how they’ve experienced one or more of them.

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)”

Menopause and Mental Health: Situational Anxiety

In 2020, I had the privilege of speaking with one of my dearest blogging friends, Dr. D! We discussed all things anxiety. She explains the difference between anxiety disorder and situational anxiety. This conversation is especially important for women over the age of forty because… Continue Reading “Menopause and Mental Health: Situational Anxiety”

Oh, The Ho(rror)mones!

Crying? Check. Anger? Check. Frustration? Check. Daily daydreams of blowing up idiot drivers? Check. When I was a teenager, I did not have really bad PMS. Not mood wise. I mean I was a little more touchy. But none of the raging that other… Continue Reading “Oh, The Ho(rror)mones!”

After the Change

Menopause is a pause, a time-out, a life stage that invites us to reflect and regroup.

HRT Helped My Menopausal Symptoms

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is something that people have quite strong views about. You’re either for it, against it, or can’t take it due to other health conditions. I’m not going to tell anyone whether they should take it or not, but I’d like… Continue Reading “HRT Helped My Menopausal Symptoms”

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