Tag: Perimenopause


7 Ways to Manage Breast Tenderness in Perimenopause
01 Oct 2015

7 Ways to Manage Breast Tenderness in Perimenopause

For many women, one of the more annoying symptoms that come along with perimenopause is sore, tender, enlarged breasts. This is generally a sign of estrogen dominance. This imbalance of estrogen to progesterone sets up shop as ovulation becomes more and more irregular, resulting in low levels of progesterone. When progesterone isn’t on board to balance out estrogen, breasts can get bigger, swollen and very...

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How to Build the Confidence You Need to Work with Your Healthcare Provider
17 Sep 2015

How to Build the Confidence You Need to Work with Your Healthcare Provider

Having an open and honest dialogue with your healthcare provider can be uncomfortable for many women. Many of us were brought up to believe that doctors know all and that we should follow instructions and not ask questions (if we even know WHAT questions to ask). Fortunately, I believe the tide is turning and women are realizing that menopause and all that goes with it...

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3 Reasons Women Aren’t Getting the Care They Deserve in Menopause
10 Sep 2015

3 Reasons Women Aren’t Getting the Care They Deserve in Menopause

I’ve had it. Had it with hearing how my clients are dismissed by their health care providers for being “too young” to be in perimenopause or “too far past menopause” to have hormonal symptoms. Had it with the limited options that are offered for suffering that affects all aspects of a woman’s quality of life. Had it with women meekly accepting the tiny bits of...

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mature woman using tablet computer
03 Sep 2015

September is Menopause Awareness Month!

Approximately 6,000 women in the United States enter the twisting, turning journey called menopause each day. And most of them have no idea what to expect. So many questions. So much confusion. So much fear. So much needless suffering. The mission of my work is to provide valuable information and take the mystery out of menopause (and perimenopause). I know for sure that knowledge is...

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Has Your Body Been Hijacked by Perimenopause?
23 Jun 2015

Has Your Body Been Hijacked by Perimenopause?

If you feel like your once-pleasant personality and your mojo have skipped town together, you’re not alone. The likely explanation is that perimenopause has hijacked them! Signs of perimenopause can start as early as your mid-late 30’s. While you’re in the thick of raising kids (or considering having more), your ovaries may be looking toward retirement. And the signs can be easy to miss. Maybe...

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Your Secret Weapon for Managing the Hormonal Chaos of Perimenopause
16 Jun 2015

Your Secret Weapon for Managing the Hormonal Chaos of Perimenopause

Navigating the waters of perimenopause can feel like being lost at sea in a leaky rowboat some days. Hormonal chaos unleashes symptoms that can be scary (to you and your loved ones), make you feel miserable, and create doubt that you’ll ever feel like yourself again! But there’s a secret weapon that doesn’t get a lot of attention. It’s progesterone. This magical hormone keeps the...

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Is Perimenopause Stealing YOUR Zzzzs?
11 Mar 2015

Is Perimenopause Stealing YOUR Zzzzs?

Lying awake night after night staring at the ceiling? Walking through your days with a nagging headache and brain fog? Wishing you could get a solid 8 hours of sleep so you’d feel like yourself for just ONE day?? I hear you…and feel your pain. Chronic insomnia is one of the most debilitating symptoms of perimenopause for a lot of women (myself included). There’s nothing...

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Is Perimenopause Sneaking up on You??
13 Jan 2015

Is Perimenopause Sneaking up on You??

My client, Sarah, is ready to kill her teenage children. Her nerves are shot and her patience left the building long ago. On the days she’s not in a murderous mood, she can barely drag herself out of bed. And she is wondering what the hell is going on. If you feel like your once-pleasant personality and your mojo have skipped town together, you’re not...

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The Dollars and Cents of  Menopause Relief
04 Nov 2014

The Dollars and Cents of Menopause Relief

Show me a woman who isn’t starved: Starved for time, money, and let’s be honest, a little sanity! At Menopause Chicks, I’m on a mission to crack open the conversation on one of the most natural of life’s occurrences–yet one of the most taboo and misunderstood subjects: Menopause & perimenopause. People will happily discuss sex, religion…even money, before they’re willing to talk about (whisper): the...

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What to Do When Your Hormone Orchestra’s Out of Tune
23 Oct 2014

What to Do When Your Hormone Orchestra’s Out of Tune

If you’ve been in perimenopause for more than a few minutes, you’re very aware of the delicate balance of hormones in your body. When everything’s working well the music is beautiful, but when the violin pops a string, a whole host of unpleasant symptoms can surface. Common signs of imbalance may include fatigue, weight gain, brain fog, night sweats, insomnia, hot flashes, big-time crankiness and...

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