Thursday, June 12, 2008

Menopause ~ Day Sixteen

So the first two weeks have been rather effortless. A few mild mood swings, a few moments of wanting the air conditioner turned on. When I went to see the cancer specialist every person who questioned me asked if I was having hot flashes and when I said I wasn't sure, the reply was always "oh, you will know!" The trick in life is knowing and listening to your own body. Over the years I have gotten very good at this. Mostly because my body doesn't do what other people's bodies do. So I feel quite in tune with myself and when I have little rushes throughout my body I have come to learn that is a hot flash. In my case it is very subtle but it is there.

So it's finally here ~ everything you hear about ~ it's starting slowly but surely. I felt a wave of heat creep up the other day and thought, OK, not so bad. Today it is stronger so I know the best is yet to come. I also have not slept for the past two nights. Well, three hours a night, but does that really count? And lying in bed I waffle between feeling icy cold, crawling under the comforter and extremely hot, tossing that comforter right off!

Since my doctor took me off hormones I am researching the best course of action to take. I am continuing my vitamin and supplement regimen and will continue to do so but I will post more info as I find good stuff!

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Hi there - I happened to stumble upon your blog. I have PCOS too. At present it's being kept under control on the pill. Still, I wonder, often, what scary beast might burst out of my uterus and knock me sideways when I least expect it. Anyway, I trust that the road you walk will be smooth for you. I believe in keeping a good sense of humor - as far as alternative therapies go, laughter is the best medicine, isn't it?

Anita M. said...

Thanks for sharing your story. It is helpful to other women like me going through the same thing.
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