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Perimenopause

Caitlyn Jenner Embraces Her Changes... So Why Can't We?

Stephanie Bender | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie Bender

Caitlyn Jenner is making headlines. And, although the transgender aspect of her "change" is clearly being addressed, her physical appearance is what seems to be garnering the most interest. It brings into focus the premium we place on what we look like.

7 Fashion Tips For Menopausal Women

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.24.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

Lesson learned this week: Don't sit near a restaurant's wood-burning pizza oven if you are a woman of a certain age unless you have frostbite.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Menstruation

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.04.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

My period has mysteriously disappeared. After years of getting it every 28 days, it's now 19 days late. And thanks to my husband's successful vasectomy five years ago, I know that I'm not pregnant.

Complementary Medicine for Women

Stephanie Bender | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Bender

Women and health care professionals who have shared their views on complementary medicine and menopausal health with me can be loosely organized into three groups.

11 Tips For A Happy Vagina

Pamela Madsen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

Vaginas need and enjoy attention; and knowing how to keep your vagina happy is very important -- because if your vagina isn't happy, nobody's happy!

Cranky Is As Cranky Does

MiddleSexy | Posted 05.03.2015 | Women
MiddleSexy

Everywhere we went, I found myself inadvertently gathering data on aging and ill temper. After a week of solid fact finding, including a watershed experience in the lounge of a packed Outback steakhouse, I am now prepared to share my findings, including causes and potential cures.

Chin Hairs and Other Facts About Perimenopause

MiddleSexy | Posted 04.26.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

I am in smack dab in the middle of perimenopause, the transition of a woman's body into menopause. Every woman's journey to the land of no menses is different. This is how mine has been going.

Menopause Relief: Straight Talk About Compounding Pharmacies

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

When menopausal symptoms plague your every waking hour during the day...and night...it's likely time to investigate whether hormone therapy (HT - formerly referred to as HRT) is the right decision for you.

Perimenopause -- What the Heck Is Happening to My Body?

Stephanie Faubion | Posted 04.11.2015 | Women
Stephanie Faubion

Perimenopause is the time leading up to your final menstrual period and can last up to several years.

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.

On the 12th Day of Christmas, My Hormones Said to Me...

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

This Christmas, it's a hormone-filled holiday, thanks to our old friends perimenopause and menopause. Pour yourself a cup of spiked eggnog and sing along with me.

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.

Happy Menopausal Thanksgiving!

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.21.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

In the spirit of giving and being thankful, I am going to give you my special perimenopause and menopause Thanksgiving recipe, which helps me look forward to and enjoy the holidays!

How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship, Even During Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 01.07.2015 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

My husband, David, and I have been married 37 years. What's the secret to the longevity of our relationship? I'm no expert, but I know I have never stopped dating David! We are still in love and enjoy being with each other.

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.

Declare War on Pre-Holiday Stress

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 12.30.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

This holiday season, your home doesn't have to be a war zone. You can win the war on stress. All it takes is a little planning. Here's to a peaceful, joyful holiday season.

3 Ways To Get Better Sleep During Menopause

Posted 04.30.2015 | OWN

Sleep is often one of the first things to go during the transition into menopause. These solutions can help you wake up on the right side of the b...

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?

5 Simple Steps To A Sharper Memory

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

Spending your precious time worrying about everything can be dealt with through mindfulness based stress reduction or MSBR. You can reach that state through meditation and it's extremely helpful in lowering blood pressure and minimizing the effects of depression. 

44 and Pregnant?

Leah DeCesare | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Leah DeCesare

We'd be paying for college and preschool at the same time. College and preschool in the same family budget. No wonder tiny surprises at this stage are dubbed change-of-life babies.

The Best Birthday Gift You'll Ever Receive: Self-Compassion

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

One thing is for sure -- charting your own destiny can be extremely liberating providing you first lighten up -- on yourself! Have some self-compassion.

It's NOT 'Just' Perimenopause

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 11.08.2014 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

You don't know me. You don't know how I feel about my fertility, or my ability to have a family, or my fears of being alone forever. You don't know what that word means to me.

A Guide To A Purposeful Life In Menopause

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

With the change of life come obvious physical changes -- hot flashes, mood swings, weight gain... the list goes on. Many menopausal women seek balance in their lives, often focusing on the spiritual as well as the physical. Their priorities often shift as they take this opportunity for self-reflection.

How Will I Know if I'm Really Flashing

Angila Peters | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Angila Peters

Naked. Air-conditioned. On top of duvet. Excerpt from my new porn novel ? No. This is how I sleep, because I'm a human torch. The "change" is st...

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...