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Menopause and Moods

Sheryl Kraft | Posted 04.17.2015 | Fifty
Sheryl Kraft

Once I started getting regular hot flashes, I realized that anxiety frequently went along with them. I'd feel anxious about the hot flashes themselves: what would trigger them, would they embarrass me; how long would they last, would they wake me up in the middle of the night?

Reroute Your Fear To Be Fearless

Melanie Young | Posted 03.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

No one is ever truly fearless. Fear is an unwanted visitor that tries to linger in your mind and body. Your goal is to send it packing and not allow it to nest.

Hot Flashes Can Last Up To 14 Years, Soul-Crushing Study Says

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty

Are you thinking of just toughing out hot flashes? The common menopausal symptom that drives many women into the arms of hormone replacement therapy j...

Breast Cancer and Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 03.17.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Think back to your PRE-menopause days. If someone told you they could trigger menopause for you, you'd hardly have jumped at the chance, right? But that's exactly what many cancer survivors younger than 50 -- or even younger than 40 -- experience.

11 Things Nobody Ever Told You About Menopause

Vikki Claflin | Posted 03.13.2015 | Fifty
Vikki Claflin

Menopause crashed my hotness with a thud heard in three states. Suddenly I was more "Ma'am" than MILF. Men stopped whistling at me from the street and started helping me through the crosswalk. People no longer commented "You look so much like your mother" and started assuming we were sisters.

The Totally Normal Life Stage That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Julie Gray | Posted 03.10.2015 | Fifty
Julie Gray

Menopause. There. I said it. Menopause is why I have been unable to focus for more than very short periods. It is why I have been staying in bed with my cats a lot. It is why I have had to carry a hanky with me everywhere I go and why I have claimed it's too hot when you are wearing a sweater.

Why You Are SO Lucky Not To Be A Menopausal Woman In The 1800s

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Suffering from menopausal hot flashes? No problem! Just take some opium and call me in the morning. Or perhaps you'd prefer a little cannabis? Sounds crazy, huh? But back in the 1800s, that's what doctors prescribed for their menopausal patients.

Menopause Symptoms - Trick or Treat?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.31.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

You may have Freddy Krueger-style cramps, or no discomfort whatsoever. Just as women's periods differ greatly before menopause, their menses symptoms will differ greatly during perimenopause and menopause.

How To End Painful Sex During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Vaginal dryness affects as many as 75 percent of postmenopausal women. And between 17 and 45 percent of postmenopausal women say they find sex painful.

HRT and Heart Disease: What You Need to Know

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Hot flashes, insomnia and foggy brain can drive you over the edge, so you consider hormone therapy or HRT and then remember about the things you've read about HRT and heart disease. What is that all about and which part is factual?

Menopause Cafe: Would You Like a Side of Heatballs With the Menopasta??

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

In this day and age, (especially at my age!) with the influx of baby boomer women reaching their mid-life years, it's about time someone finally got smart and opened a restaurant specializing in issues exclusive to menopausal females. Women come to these establishments for a little R&R, hence their name -- "Rest-or-Rants!"

Yagana Shah

Everything You Know About Menopause Is Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.26.2014 | Fifty

Menopause. You're either dreading it or welcoming it, depending on how you look at it. On one hand, you're terrified of those hot flashes and night sw...

The Sweat-Drenched Woman's Guide To Enjoying An Un-Medicated Menopause

Roz Warren | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Menopause came for me several years ago, when I was in my mid-fifties, and I can't say that I've enjoyed the experience.

How to Cope with Hot Flashes During the Summer Months

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Have you seriously considered moving to the North Pole? As the temperature is rising, are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? If so, you're not alone.

Boomers Take a Bow -- Time for Your Encore Career

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.01.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

After years of running the kids to all of their practices, ferrying snacks to games and holding down a full-time job, it is finally time to let go and follow your own path and passion.

Yagana Shah

Why Women May Want To Reconsider Their Caffeine Habit

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.23.2014 | Fifty

That hot cup of coffee or tea you just can't start the day off with, may be keeping you up at night. And it's not just the caffeine. A new study s...

Miffed by the Prospect of Menopause

Luise Meyer | Posted 08.17.2014 | Fifty
Luise Meyer

I am not menopausal, nor have I gone through menopause, so I obviously don't know what is in store for me, but if the experience of those nearest and dearest to me is any indication, it is unlikely to be a fun fest.

Hot Flash! New Survey Reveals Menopausal Women Are More Open About Symptoms at Work

Jennifer Owens | Posted 07.21.2014 | Fifty
Jennifer Owens

You'd think something experienced by nearly 20 percent of the American workforce (or nearly 27 million people) wouldn't be such be such a taboo topic for us and yet for decades, most women opted to suffer from in silence.

Am I Going Through Menopause At 35?

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Only about 1 percent of women in the U.S. go through menopause before 40. Here's what else those symptoms that are scaring the beje...

Owning This 'Thing' They Call Menopause and Making it Your B*tch

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Lisa Jey Davis

I recently wrote a book that's now titled Orchids-The New Black: How to Get Over Your Ovaries and Make the Change of Life Your Bitch. You could say I ...

Study Reveals Scary Side Effect Of HRT

Posted 01.27.2014 | Fifty

Those on both sides of the hormone replacement therapy debate have listed the various pros and cons of the menopause treatment. But a new study reveal...

New Pfizer Drug Approved For Menopause Symptoms

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

Oct 3 (Reuters) - U.S. health regulators have approved Pfizer Inc's menopause drug Duavee, which is designed to reduce hot flashes w...

Why We Need A Menopause Bill Of Rights

Eva Moon | Posted 10.30.2013 | Fifty
Eva Moon

It seems like every interest group wants its own Bill of RIghts these days -- Airline passengers, Cruise Passengers, Online Privacy Advocates. A Postpartum Depression Bill of Rights was just proposed last week. All worthy causes, I'm sure. But there's another group just as deserving of a bill of rights.

THIS Improves The Sex Lives Of Postmenopausal Women

Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

Hypnotic relaxation therapy can help the sex lives of postmenopausal women who are experiencing moderate to severe hot flashes, according to a new stu...

Woman Had Hot Flashes At Jay Z Concert

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.16.2013 | Fifty

When does middle age begin? And what does it mean when we've entered it? It's a question many adults find themselves asking as they get older. On H...