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Todays perimenopausal weather forecast: foggy with a chance of showers

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Today, I’m talking about my inability to concentrate the way I used to. Frankly I hard hardly string two thoughts together. This is partially why I haven’t posted in a little while. I think of things I’d like to say to you and then when it’s time to sit at the computer, I’ve totally lost it. This disturbs me because I’m one of those multi-tasking mommas. I generally have many projects going at once. Like a typical momma, I’ve also...

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Perimenopause Symptoms

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A little refresher for you newbies. Did you know that menopause is not just what happens in your 50s when you get hot flashes and stop getting your period? Oh no, my friends, it starts waaaay earlier… like after 30. Friggin hell! Now, I’m so upset by this, that I can’t possibly think clearly enough to give you an accurate description of perimenopause. So I’m going to quote the Mayo Clinic here: “Perimenopause marks the interval in which your...

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Never make important decisions while you have PMS

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Top ten list of things never to do while you have PMS. Here we go: 10. Never decide to radically change your hair! (I did this yesterday.. I could cry!) 9. Never prompt a discussion with your husband/boyfriend about ANYTHING relationship oriented. And for Gods sake if you feel like leaving him – wait a week and see if you feel the same way. 8. Never decide that it’s a good time to talk to your boss about your job. 7. Never go to a family function. 6. Never offer...

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When will peri-menopause be accepted as a regular stage of life?

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Besides the hormonal imbalance, the array of emotions and other side effects of peri-menopause, the one thing that I think bothers me most is the lack of acceptance and understanding of it as a legit condition. I have a fruit allergy…I’m allergic to “tree fruit”… so apples, peaches, pears etc. When I tell people that they automatically don’t want to believe this is possible. For the life of me, I don’t know why this is so hard to...

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Is cheapness a symptom of my perimenopause?

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Sometimes I’m so cheap. Can I blame that on hormones too? I used to think I was frugal. Now it’s just plain cheapness. Know how I know? I cut my own hair. Yup I do. I also do my own nails – I just don’t understand paying to have someone paint my nails – but I digress… I started cutting my hair in highschool. I’m actually pretty good, if I do say so myself. I’ve even cut the hair of a few brave friends -OK, mostly guys who...

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