The Woes and Symptoms of Menopause

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The woes and Symptoms of Menopause

Oh my gosh! I am so hot…no, I am so cold

When I first started this whimsical and disturbing journey called menopause. I would wake up screaming wtf is happening to me. Here I was hot one moment, then shivering like I was in an ice box the next. Things were happening I could not understand. I was told the brutal truth by a doctor, “Symptoms od Menopause”

Recognizing menopause symptons

Those hot flashes are not playing, they creep up on you like a thief in the night. Ravishing your body and manipulating temperature control. You would-be lying-in bed and suddenly you become flushed in the head and the sensation starts going down your neck. It continues down the body, seducing it with intense heat and sweat. You feel like jumping out of your skin, but then you remember what the doctor said, “Symptoms of Menopause”.

Then it hit me, this is real. Menopause is no joke and it is taking no prisoners. I decided to do some research and know all I can about this unstoppable brute force called menopause. The more research I did, the scarier it became. The list of symptoms I came up with is longer than my monthly grocery list.

A List of Menopause Symptoms

This is a partial list of symptoms women may experience during menopause.

Hot flashes

Cold sweats

Mood swings

Irritability

Lack of focus

Vertigo

Bloating

Weight gain

Dizziness

Chronic bad breath

Headaches Sore breast

Digestive issues

Achy joints

But…With all that the 4 symptoms that scared me the most and if I did experience any of them it would be like Witchcraft.

Low sex drive

Dry vagina

Facial hair and chronic bad breath

I am thankful that I was speared the brutal reality of those symptoms.

All About Coping

This is a partial list of symptoms women may experience during menopause.

Hot flashes

Cold sweats

Mood swings

Irritability

Lack of focus

Vertigo

Bloating

Weight gain

Dizziness

Chronic bad breath

Headaches Sore breast

Digestive issues

Achy joints

But…With all that the 4 symptoms that scared me the most and if I did experience any of them it would be like Witchcraft.

Low sex drive

Dry vagina

Facial hair and chronic bad breath

I am thankful that I was speared the brutal reality of those symptoms.

symptoms of menopause

Coping With the symptoms

After that research, I had to go self-medicate with a double shot of vodka and a chocolate bar. Later I saw that incontinence

After that research, I had to go self-medicate with a double shot of vodka and a chocolate bar. Later I saw that incontinence

Flashes and slashes during menopause

was also a symptom, I had a double scoop of pistachio ice cream. All this seem like it was about to be torture in the 21 centuries. The great thing is that not every woman going through menopause will experience all the symptoms.

Hot flashes, brain fog, trouble sleeping, and cold sweat seem to be my nemesis and I have discovered means and ways of reducing or eliminating these symptoms (I will speak about that in another post).

When I first started experiencing hot flashes and cold sweats, they had me confused. I would get in bed at 11 pm in my PJs and by 3 am I would be naked and sweltering in heat. Then by 7 am I am back in PJs shivering like I am in an icebox. It was confusion and a conundrum, to say the least.

Living in a daze

My husband was living in a daze, he had no idea how to maneuver around what was happening. Getting dress for bed was an issue, he didn’t know what season it would be, He ‘d go to bed and it was hot, and he’d wake to icicles on his nose. The struggle was real.

It has been said by both conventional and traditional medical professionals that converting to a healthy lifestyle would be beneficial in easing menopause and its symptoms. It is recommended to eat foods high in vitamins and mineral and also with high nutritional values. Reduce process foods, high sugar content, high carbs, and foods with bad fats. These less than healthy foods will intensify the disruption in the body caused by hormonal changes.

Turning to fruits and green leafy greens to combat your out of control body reaction to menopause. Your best bet is to calculate your food macros and consume the right balance of complex carbs, good fats, and a healthy dose of protein, and low carb veggies. Eat in a timely manner to ward off hunger and blood sugar spike.

The Joy of Herbal remedies

This was my saving grace and go to relief. I have found herbs and remedies that alleviate most of the symptoms I was experiencing. The efficacy of herbal remedies has been proven over and over by users that have benefited. There are many herbs and foods that are capable of providing phytoestrogen to the body. Phytoestrogen components derived from plants and attach themselves to the hormone estrogen and thus relieving the effects of menopause. One food that is high in phytoestrogen is soya, here the benefit is relieving hot flashes and helping with weight loss.

Get your body moving

It is important to incorporate exercise in your daily routine. HIT and resistant training are the exercises most effective for the menopausal woman. If exercise and eating a proper diet is paired, this is a recipe for weight loss and the beginning of a healthy lifestyle. This will also tame the wild spirit of menopause and offer relief.