Is Menopause Better or Worse Than You Expected? How would you vote?

Thursday, October, 27, 2016 < Back to Blog Posts

In this election year, we have the opportunity to vote and make our voices heard one way or the other. But what if there were a question on the ballot that asked: is menopause better or worse than you expected?  Which would you check?
Better or Worse?
Before you decide, let’s look at both angles.
The case for worse
Before you get to the phase of life that includes menopause, you think of it as something way in the future, something that might possibly even skip you. Besides, you might be so thrilled about not having to deal with your period anymore that you think of menopause as a welcome answer to your monthly dilemma.  But, when you are actually in menopause and the hot flashes and mood swings start, then you might feel amazed that after going through period cramps and all of life up to that point- you aren’t home free. Instead, there’s a whole new phase of problems with some confusing answers on how to deal with it.
It’s not like you broke your leg and everyone rallies around and brings you casseroles and asks how they can help out! Instead, it’s a daily battle of wondering when and where you have to act normal when it’s not how you feel. Plus, some of your friends can relate, and some can’t. Your significant other may not get it at all. You might feel alone as if no one knows what you’re going through.
If you were voting, you would conclude: menopause is way worse than you thought.
The case for better
Menopause has arrived and with it things like hot flashes, mood swings, and even occasional sleeplessness. While you do wish it wasn’t something you had to go through at all, you are happy that it’s not 20 years ago when women didn’t have the information they do today, or even ten years ago when no one freely acknowledged that they were in menopause. If you’ve done your homework, you’ve taken the time to understand that there is a reliable, clinically-studied product called Remifemin that has RemiSure® Black Cohosh extract that can provide relief from hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings. Remifemin® menopause relief is an effective alternative to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and it’s hormone free.* It works with your body to promote physical and emotional balance during menopause.* Taken as directed, you will know in a few weeks to about 12 weeks how it will work for you. That’s better than you expected when you thought about how you might deal with menopause.
And there’s another product for occasional sleeplessness called Remifemin® Good Night that has everything regular Remifemin does, and the addition of valerian and lemon balm for improved night-time sleep.* So if we look at the menopausal glass as being half full instead of half empty, there are a lot of reasons to vote for menopause being better than you thought.
Here’s another bonus. You can always go to the Remifemin website ( to read more about the products and see the answers to the questions many ladies have asked expert Dr. Mary Jane Minkin- answers that you may be wondering about. You can also get encouragement and see that you aren’t alone at the Remifemin Facebook page.
So, now that you’ve seen the debate, how would you vote?
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.