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Even Oprah went through it!

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This morning I got an email from my friend. She told me that Oprah had talked about Perimenopause on her show. Apparently, like me, she realized that this is something important for women 35 and up. Here is a bit of info from Oprah’s website. She talked about Perimenopause hitting her years ago and describes how she realized what was happening to her. Oprah’s Own Story My body sent me its first wake-up call more than a year ago, on an evening I’ll never...

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I can’t flippin sleep anymore

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One of the annoying side effects of my perimenopause is that I wake up at night now. I used to sleep for a good 8 hours or so… and now…. forget it. I wake up a couple of times during the night and I’m totally wide awake and can’t turn my brain off. I Googled this and I found some tips to share with the class: Get To Sleep More Easily: 1. Clear your mind – make a list of the things you need to do tomorrow so you don’t lie in bed thinking about it (ya...

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The Bearded Lady

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This totally cracked me up. Now I’m not saying I relate or anything…. I’m just saying… have a read… The Bearded Lady Posted by anniegirl1138 on April 1, 2009 I pluck my chin hairs. It started out innocently enough. One tiny whisker that only I could see apparently, but over the past several years it has mushroomed to a dozen, freak show long or as bristly as my husband’s vacation stubble. Recently, the overgrowth has migrated to my nostrils....

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Menopause, Perimenopause, Induced Menopause

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watch City Line whenever I can. It’s a talk show here in Toronto. They deal with a lot of women’s issues. On there website they describe the differences between Menopause, Perimenopause and Induced menopause in a nice, straight forward, easy to understand way: Menopause is a natural process that happens to every woman. It is neither an illness nor medical condition, basically a rite of passage for women alike. Menopause is the end of menstruation. Simply put...

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