What did I come in here for?

Friday, September, 1, 2017 < Back to Blog Posts

I head toward the bedroom with purpose because I need to get….wait, what did I come in here for?

One of the complaints of menopause is the fuzziness that comes along with hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and occasional sleeplessness. Sometimes you find your keys in the refrigerator and the peanut butter in the potato bin.  Don’t think you’re losing it; it happens to all of us. So what are some practical solutions to dealing with a fuzzy brain? Here are eight ways to combat "meno-brain!"

1) Choose moderation in everything that could be considered an indulgence — coffee, sugar, eating, and drinking. Pay attention to how much you are consuming and stick to moderate levels. Eat a healthy diet. No one wants to take all the fun out of life, but consider one big bite of that dessert instead of the whole thing.

2) Keep the blood flowing to your brain—and that means exercise. A new study in the Journal Menopause suggests that any consistent exercise—at least 30 minutes three or more days a week— can help with hot flashes. If you are tired when you get home from a long day of work, make time every hour to do a few stretches. Don't allow yourself to watch TV unless you are stretching, gently lifting some weights and moving in some fashion. (How about moving some of the exercise equipment into the living room?)

3) Keep your mind active by playing games. Sudoku, crossword puzzles, Scrabble—download an app on your smart phone for those moments when you are stuck waiting somewhere. Do something that is mentally stimulating to you. Try a new hobby like painting or model building.

4) Eat plenty of vegetables and healthy fats like fish and avocados.

5) Spend time with interesting people. Engage in thought provoking conversations. Read a book that challenges you.

6) Vary up your routine. Choose a different route to or from work. Explore a subject you've never studied before.

7) Listen to good music. Try a new kind of music. Take some music lessons. Stretch your mind.

8) Take your Remifemin® Menopause Relief*. As your hormone levels start to drop, you can experience physical and emotional changes that can last up to 10 years. You can see why I'm not kidding when I say "take your Remifemin.” Only Remifemin has the reliable, clinically studied RemiSure Black Cohosh extract that provides relief from hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings.* There is only one Remifemin.

No need to feel like you’re going crazy when it comes to menopause. You aren’t alone. I’m here for you and the Remifemin website at remifemin.com is a great resource. Understanding that meno-brain is a challenge many women face should give you some comfort that you aren’t alone when it comes to all that menopause brings into our lives. This too shall pass, and we’ll get through it!

Now that's worth remembering!

Michele is a real person experiencing menopause just like you. If you have a question, a story to share…or you just need to vent to someone who understands, have we got a Facebook page for you! Feel free to comment on the Remifemin Facebook page….we’re in this together!

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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.