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May 9, 2019
8 Makeup Tips for Feeling Beautiful After Perimenopause
Nothing about perimenopause has been gradual for me, and every symptom has come as a shock. I woke up one day and started having hot flashes — shock! I woke up another day to find myself on an...
Apr 19, 2019
Why You Need This ‘Miracle in a Jar’ Organic Menopausal Lubricant
Vaginal dryness is one of those pesky perimenopause and menopause symptoms, but a personal lubricant can alleviate much of your discomfort. The right lube will make sex less painful, and if you’re...
Mar 21, 2019
7 Ways to Improve Sex During Perimenopause
If you're going through perimenopause right now, sex might be the last thing on your mind. Considering all the changes women go through during perimenopause — including hormone shifts, hair loss,...
Jan 23, 2019
Your Brain on Perimenopause: 6 Ways to Stay Sane
Women I know who are dealing with perimenopause all want answers to pretty much the same questions: How do I deal with hot flashes? Will I ever be able to sleep through the night again? And,...
Dec 26, 2018
Wrinkles, Pimples, Rosacea, Oh My! How to Care for Your Skin During Perimenopause
We write about products we think our readers will like. If you buy them, we get a small share of the revenue from the supplier. “Do you use a daily moisturizer?" “No!” I said, and then...
Nov 20, 2018
8 Ways Perimenopause Actually Makes Life Better, From Women Who've Been There
“Life is so much better!” says Lynn C, age 61, of Minneapolis. “Many things are so much better in my life now,” writes journalist Dorri Olds, 56. Kathy A., age 58, of Los Angeles, says, “I’m more...
Nov 15, 2018
Perimenopause Comes In Two Halves — Here's How to Tell Them Apart
As you may be aware, perimenopause is the three- or four-year time period that happens just before menopause. But did you know that perimenopause actually comes in two halves? Here’s the good news:...
Nov 12, 2018
Perimenopause Is Turning Me Into My 15-Year-Old Daughter
“She must have had a bad day,” my husband says, referring to our teenaged daughter, nodding his head up the stairs. He’s sitting at the dining table, sorting mail; I’ve just come down the stairs in...
Oct 29, 2018
Light Therapy Might Help Relieve Insomnia Caused by Perimenopause, Study Suggests
You might be familiar with light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a type of depression linked to the shorter days of autumn and winter. But now, recent research suggests that...
Sep 30, 2018
'My Uterus Nearly Fell Out': How One Woman Took Back Her Life After Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Yikes! What is that? Mary Pippen thought as she froze in her tracks. She was in the middle of a training session for a triathlon when her body suddenly felt…off. “It felt like something fell in my...
Sep 6, 2018
Perimenopausal Depression: 5 Tips From the New Guidelines on How to Spot and Treat It
Perimenopausal depression has long been misunderstood and under-recognized — until now, that is. Doctors and scientists have just rolled out the first-ever guidelines for perimenopausal depression...
Aug 6, 2018
Menopause and Insomnia: 11 Ways to Finally Catch Your Zzzs
Forget sleeping like a baby. Most women I know who are experiencing menopause and insomnia want to sleep like a husband, or a teenager, or the family dog: asleep within 10 minutes, awake again in...
Jul 9, 2018
Belly Fat and Menopause: How to Win the Battle of the Bulge
Last year, in my early 50s and perimenopausal, I lost 20 pounds. I did this the old-fashioned way — by eating less and exercising more — and I enjoyed feeling my muscles become stronger and my...
Mar 26, 2018
Looking Hot, Feeling Cool: The Best Undergarments for Menopause
I recently went to Victoria’s Secret, where a 20-something sales associate named Sydney with a blond ponytail, a perky attitude, and a tape measure asked me if I knew my correct bra size. “Yes,” I...
Mar 13, 2018
8 Signs You Might Be Perimenopausal
In the fabulous Amazon show The Other F Word — does the “F” stand for 40s, 50s, female, friendship? Yes? — one character in her late 40s with a much younger boyfriend makes an appointment with her...
Mar 10, 2018
How I Knew: 9 Women on When They First Entered Perimenopause
Aria was 40 when she woke in the middle of the night so hot she felt as if she were in a sauna and sweating so profusely that her t-shirt was drenched. When it happened again a few weeks later, she...
Feb 27, 2018
That "Bowling Ball" Breast Feeling: What Your Breast Pain Means
Shannon, 41, from Los Angeles, knows all too well the discomfort of painful breasts. “During my period, my breasts feel extremely heavy, especially at night. Sometimes I wear a bra when I go to...
Feb 19, 2018
Layers, Yoga Pants, and a Sense of Humor: What to Wear During Perimenopause
“You’re wearing that?” my friend Rachel asks me. She’s come to pick me up, and we’re standing in the foyer of my house. I look down at myself, feeling as if I’m 15 and my mother is calling me out...
Jan 24, 2018
Perimenopause Is Dialing Up My Sex Drive, and I’m Not Complaining
Ask a group of women what they fear most about menopause, and you’re bound to hear “loss of sex drive” on many of their lists. Other symptoms, such as hot flashes, insomnia, and mood swings just...
Jan 9, 2018
When Perimenopause Feels a Lot Like a Midlife Crisis
Who am I? What am I doing with my life? How do I want to spend my remaining years? I no longer recognize myself…. Am I living the life I want? Should I quit my job? Divorce my spouse? Get...