Is There Anything to Love About Menopause?

Saturday, February, 1, 2014 < Back to Blog Posts

I asked myself a hard question. Is there anything to love about menopause…or at least strongly “like?”

When I entered this necessary part of life called menopause, I just had to take a moment and look at it with fresh eyes, or to tell the truth, I would go crazy.

What is there to love about menopause?

First on my list would be: no more periods. Yah, I said it! That fact sometimes gets lost in all the woes of hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings. I get that. But no more periods! Woo hoo! Cramps, bloating, pads, all the waiting and wondering - I’m simply glad that it is done. No more “that time of the month!”

Next, the change forced me to really look at my life. Kids were no longer taking up every moment of the day. Business as usual was coming to an end. I had to stop and ask myself, how was I doing? Was I where I wanted to be at this point? The opportunity to actually to stop and look, really look at myself was a change. Most of us have spent the adult years of our lives looking at someone else, their well-being, meeting the needs of others… from spouses to children to parents, to jobs. To get to where I wanted to be, it began with stopping and taking inventory of my life. Menopause is a big mid-life wake-up call.

Because I’m older, I’m wiser. I’m smarter. I’m more prepared to deal with everything that menopause can throw at me. I knew it was important to explore all the options when it came to dealing with menopause. From HRT to natural answers to yoga to downright dumb ideas…I looked at everything I could find. I wanted to make the right choice for me, not just jump at the first answer. I searched the internet, I talked to doctors, I talked to other women, and I read books. I realized I didn’t have to feel afraid of menopause; I had to do the best I could and go forward with courage. Knowledge always has been and always will be: empowering.

Selfish thing? I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to do this! I can’t imagine trying to explain menopause to other women if only a few of us experienced it. Granted, we all go through different depths of the various menopausal problems…but at the end of the day, we all experience it in some shape or form. We all walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

I also love that I found Remifemin® menopause relief. It’s been used safely by women in Europe for nearly 60 years. It has been a positive answer for me, a non-prescription way that I can get through menopause. Since I started taking it, I barely have a hot flash. Those I do have are very manageable. I also take Remifemin® Good Night menopause relief, so I don’t have trouble with occasional sleeplessness.

Are there any other reasons to love menopause? What comes to your mind? I’d love to hear from you! Meanwhile, be good to yourself. You’ve earned it.

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