Surviving Menopause (Or, at least 5 ways to help survive it)

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When Amberen asked if I’d share about their product designed to help relieve hot flashes and menopausal weight gain, I agreed.  Just as a note, this may well turn into a series.  Perimenopause is the latest phase in my life….and while not the most FUN phase, it’s certainly not a dull one. It kind of seems like one of those things that people don’t talk about much. I have been poking around and came up with 5 ways to help with surviving menopause.  Aside from cycle changes, which are wreaking havoc on my routine, the biggest thing I’ve had to deal with with this perimenopause journey is the flashes, of the hot kind.  They, by the way, are NOT FUN.  At all.  Also, they don’t ever happen when you are cold and want to warm up, because that would just be convenient.  Menopause is not about convenience, apparently.

5 things to help you survive menopause

1. Get moving.  Hey, there it is again, that pesky “moving” tip.  Seems to be everywhere- want to lose weight? Get moving. Want to have more energy? Get moving.  Want to get out of that funk? Get moving.  Again, it seems that the more you move, the better things are for your body.  Shake your groove thing.

2. Spicy foods, caffeine and alcohol are not team players when it comes to menopause.  They will make things worse, not better.  So moderate that intake of those.  AND…drink a lot of water.  Hydration seems to be a common theme for the body just like the moving thing.

3. Sleep.  Get some.  Get more.  That 8 hour minimum (or more, I dream of more) can help your body get the rest it needs. Also, try to get those same hours around the same time each day.  Your body will probably love you more for being predictable when those unpredictable hot flashes happen (but if you keep track of those hot flashes, you might see a pattern or something that triggers them).

4. Try acupuncture.  Or other “alternate” therapies.  Lots of women I know have had success with acupuncture, chiropractor visits.  It’s worth a try, right?

5. Try relief products like Amberen, a low-dose product that’s designed to help provide some relief from those pesky menopausal symptoms.

What are YOUR tips for surviving menopause?

This post is brought to you by our friends at Amberen.  Opinions, as always, are my own.

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  • Thankfully not at that stage yet, but I know its not too far away. Thank you for all the tips! I know the caffien one may be the hardest for me to work on…i love my mt. dew…lol

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    • Caffeine is going to be tough for me. REALLY tough

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  • Ugh, I need to get moving again! With my new job, I haven’t been moving at all lately. I definitely think I’m in the perimenopause stage! I also need to sleep better!

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    • We can be peri’s together!

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  • I am so not prepared to deal with this. I want to stay young forever… wait, maybe not. No periods would rock.

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  • I’m not quite there yet, but I’m so very nervous!

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    • I’m *so* glad i’m starting young. Oh wait. no i’m not!

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  • I might have a problem with that caffeine thing. I love my coffee.

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    • Me too. a lot.

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  • Those sound like great tips. This is not something I look forward to but it’s good to know it’s manageable.

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  • Seriously, if I could find relief for hot flashes I would shout for joy. :) They started a couple of months ago in earnest and I haven’t had any uninterrupted sleep since.

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  • I would love to sleep, however menopause keep me awake that and the other illnesses I have lol My mom always called it mentalpause, I never understood her comment until now! Thanks for your suggestions, I have often thought about acupuncture for a number of things, I will take a more serious look at it and the Amberen.

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    • Mentalpause! I Love it! i miss sleeping well. apparently i’ve started snoring too :(

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  • Well, if I can’t have coffee and wine to get through menopause, how the heck am I supposed to deal with it?! LOL! I’m just kidding. These all sound like good ideas to me – isn’t it funny how sleep and drinking water make our lives so much better, but they are so hard to do in today’s world?

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    • You are so right about water. If I drink almost about 8 glass a day I seem to have a lot more energy.

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      • but wine has water! so does coffee ;) kidding. i try to drink a ton of water.

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  • these are some great tips, thanks for sharing.

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  • Thankfully I haven’t had to go through this yet but I’ll definitely pass these tips a long to a few friends who I know struggle with it. Thanks for sharing!

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