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Their symptoms are just as real as what women go through in “menopause”, and “andropause” is just as taboo, if not more so. Talking about ones change of life, be they male or female, and all its myriad issues, is by far the most difficult conversation to have, even among [close] couples that have been married many years.
The symptoms of Andropause experienced by men will vary: decreased energy and libido (lack of interest in sex and/or erectile dysfunction due to low testosterone levels) obvious muscle aches, not able to get a good night’s sleep, and, yes, even hot flashes, night sweats... (more)
Each can bring on shivers to near convulsions; each can cause you to break out in hives and/or full sweat. And each of these can quite unexpectedly stir from within a colorful dialogue composed from thin air, making you believe you are speaking in tongues; a rather perverse manifesting phenomenon, from an otherwise once-calm and quiet reserved individual.
If you were to test a menopausal woman’s greatest desire, offer her the choice between a slice of very fudgy chocolaty cake (and don’t be stingy now), glazed with chocolate ganache, and a glass of earthy and fruity zinfandel—with heavenly... (more)
...it comes to stress - when men are stressed, they want stress relief in the form of sex. When women are stressed, we just want piece and quiet - preferably with a good book or blogs to read. So when Hubby comes home and wants to "get it on", it is the last thing on my mind.
And then Menopause sets in.
Having to deal with hot flashes, night sweats and insomnia leave me feeling very tired and irritable. Constant mood swings make it difficult to get into sex when it's happening. Incontinence, weight gain, vaginal dryness all affect the way we feel.It is not that we are dead... (more)
Suddenly, as if a light bulb was turned on, I screech, Brad Pitt! Brad Pitt was Benjamin Button! And that’s the name of the movie, too. Duh!
And so our conversation and time continued in this manner: laughing at senior moments, laughing at gaps from destineesia, (me dealing with menopause) and uncontrolled brain farts. She a seventy-eight year-old senior and I a fifty-six year-old ageing menopausal couldn’t remember details or names. But we had a great time. We laughed so hard we both expressed fear of peeing our pants, not an uncommon occurrence with women our age. After... (more)
...my son for weeks because of our poor ADSL line. And all of this culminated to me breaking down and just sobbing my heart out.
I am not really an emotional person. I don't typically cry. I have the odd moody moments but these are also few and far between. A little more regular since menopause has set in but in general I am a very sane, level headed person.
Hubby does not do well with emotional people. He has no idea what to do. Rather than holding me and comforting me and just letting me cry it out, he tells me to pull myself together and tells me I am being silly.... (more)
...surprise, the overwhelming feeling of desperation and unsettling anxiety, the drowning loneliness—a fading into a realm of non-existence. And even dealing with thoughts of suicide, an unexpected side they would have never believed possibly could plague their thoughts.
Reading about menopause and actually living in the skin of menopause is a whole other story. Trying to describe and even attempting to convince someone that you are no longer the same person is, well, far from easy without sounding crazy! Some days we benefit from the company of loved ones, and on other days it is a ... (more)
This menopausal post is written with a great number of Italicized words and EXCLAMATIONS, both known to be seriously harmful to the eyes!!! You have been warned!!!!
So what annoys me to no-end? Actually, since becoming menopausal, what doesn’t!!! From the moment I get out of bed…NO! From the moment I step outside my house…NO!! From the moment I get in the car and am on the road, mingling with other drivers, I am like a woman on a mission!!! Not that that is what I was thinking I would do when I got up that morning. Stuff happens!!!
Basically; don’t get in my way! Don’t cut in... (more)
...out. It is like time-traveling and finding myself inside someone else’s body.
As if just overnight, we transform from happy, nothing-to-worry-about childhood days to tempestuous adolescence.
The teenage wonder years were overrated!
Somewhere in our 30’s we begin perimenopause, lasting about 10-15 years before the onset of menopause, and evidenced by physical changes in our monthly cycle and mental health symptoms.
I did lots of crying then, believing it was the end of my life as I knew it!
I made it to my 40’s, and for some reason I wasn’t... (more)
Between the untimely crying, and occasional forced laughing—often mingled with more crying—everyone can see that I take center stage. I wear a double-sided painted face—a smile and a frown. I am the main attraction!
And nobody says anything to me, no sir-ree; I think they wouldn’t dare—my being menopausal and all. But if they could, they’d surely have plenty to say, and with good reason. No-one knows from one freakin’ minute to the next what mood I’ll be in or just who to expect to see: Me or the Banshee. Why…even I never know what mood I’ll find me in, or to what side of the bed I’ll... (more)
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