Not My Mother's Menopause- Chapter Eight – A Grace Full Life
I was in my third year of perimenopause, and I was plagued with migraines, anxiety attacks, vertigo, and emotions I didn’t even realize existed. I’d been without a period for six months and I hoped that I was finally out of the woods.
I could see the clearing. I could almost taste freedom.
I was at Olive Garden with a friend for lunch when I felt a familiar gush after laughing.
Oh, HELL no.
I excused myself and went to the restroom, where I considered grabbing a bottle of their Moscato on the way and guzzling it in the stall if there was even a drop of blood on my underwear.
I enter the stall and slide my underwear over my bulging hips when I see the familiar red stain.
This chapter discusses the symptoms that caused me the greatest trouble. I left out anxiety and migraines since I’ll be delving into those topics in two forthcoming chapters. So there’s something to look forward to. 🙂
The complete chapter is available to read under the Menopause tab at the top of the blog.
Here is the book I mentioned in the sleep segment: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
For those of you who suffer from vertigo, here is the Epley Maneuver that I mentioned in the chapter:
What symptoms, if any, have caused the most concern for those of you who have gone through or are now going through perimenopause?