Did you know that September is Menopause Awareness Month? Do you know why I knew that? Because I am smack dab in the middle of menopause! I am hot flashing as I sit here and write this. Sometimes the hot flashes are so bad that I start ripping my clothes off. I guess I have been very lucky that I have only done this at home!
I find it interesting that we discuss puberty with our mother's but the majority of us never discuss menopause. Let's take menopause out of the closet by having the 2nd Talk! Menopause commonly begins between the ages of 40 and 58. Some women do start menopause earlier. Ask your mother when her menopause started. Your menopause should begin at about the same age.
Let's talk symptoms! Symptoms of menopause include:
- Mood Swings
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Hot Flashes
- Racing Heart
- Vaginal Dryness
- Trouble Sleeping
I am here to tell you that I experience ALL of these to one degree or another. The most bothersome for me are the hot flashes and the sweating. I can soak an entire outfit in sweat in 5 minutes or less. I have NEVER sweated like this before. But the worst thing is the hot flashes. Hot flashes and 100 degree summers do not mix!
Needless to say, I was excited to learn about the new Poise Feminine Wellness Products. Poise has come out with a line of products designed to help menopausal women deal with some of their symptoms. Walmart carries the full line of Poise products so I ran over there to check them out!
Cooling Cloths and a Cooling Gel Roll-on are JUST what I need. I have been using both of these every day since purchasing them. I will definitely be stocking up! It's great that Walmart has an online coupon to help me out with the purchase! Of course I had a few more things to pick up at Walmart while I was there!
I decided to get together with my friend Tina for a little Meno-Pause (take a break from menopause! LOL!) Party. I put together a little Princess Goodie Bag for her and we met at my favorite pizza place for lunch.
Ok, I lied. We met at the casino first and then went over to the restaurant! See our little princess tiaras and Tina's new princess cup? We went over to Pauly's and ordered Gyro Pizza, YUM!
We played catch up on each other's lives and we talked about menopause. It's something people just don't do! Well not anymore. I am making a vow to check in with all of my friends on how they are and where they are in their menopause journey. Tina was just as excited to learn about the new #PoiseFab5! She is heading to Walmart tomorrow to get some for herself. (NO! I am NOT Sharing MY cooling gel! I'm not THAT good of a friend!)
Here I am cooling off after the party with my Poise Cooling Gel Roll-on!
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