Funny Thing About Menopause

Thursday, August, 1, 2013 < Back to Blog Posts

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I knew from the time I was little I wanted to be an actress. Not just an actress, but a comedienne…like Lucille Ball or Carol Burnett. I wanted my own sitcom. I’m still a sitcom addict, and watch I Love Lucy just about every day.

If I couldn’t laugh about life, life would be very hard. At least that’s how I see it. I think many of you may be the same because we get the most comments on Facebook when the post is funny. I know you’re reading the other comments and learning, however, you seem to feel more likely to leave a remark when the approach is humorous.
In that vein, and because you right now are my captive sitcom audience, I’m going to share a little stand-up routine with you. I didn’t write this…it’s one of those things that “goes around” the internet” with no known author. I just found it in an old file and I really think you’ll get a kick out of it.

Do you have estrogen issues?

1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.

2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.

3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.

4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.

5. You're using your cell phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: "How's my driving-call 1- 800-...."

6. Everyone's head looks like an invitation to batting practice.

7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from "outer space."

8. You’re not as nice as you used to be and you were never that nice.

9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.

10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.

Did you see yourself in there anywhere? To keep up my comedy routine, I want you to know the Top Ten Things Only Women Understand!

10. Why it's good to have five pairs of black shoes.

9. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, ivory, off-white and egg shell.

8. Crying can be fun.


6. A salad, diet drink, and a hot fudge sundae make a balanced lunch.

5. Why discovering a designer dress on the clearance rack can be considered a peak life experience.

4. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.

3. A good man might be hard to find, but a good hairdresser is next to impossible.

2. Why a phone call between two women never lasts under ten minutes.


Thanks for indulging my “stand-up” moment. I know if we were having coffee, we’d have a good laugh or two.

Because I’m in menopause myself, I really can relate to what you’re going through. That’s why I always want to encourage you to take Remifemin® menopause relief and Remifemin Good Night. Remifemin is hormone free, natural, safe, clinically studied, and a good value. I want to laugh every day. I can’t do that if I’m overwhelmed by menopause. Take your Remifemin and tell a girlfriend to take it too. After all, laughter is still the best medicine.

Michele is a real person who is experiencing menopause just like you. If you have a menopause-related question, a story to share, or you just need to vent, go to our Remifemin Facebook page.