Do You Really Know What You Should To Get You Safely Through The Next Phase of Life? I Didn’t

If you have trouble keeping up with your ten-year-old running beside you, there’s a problem — and it’s not only because you are out of shape. The reason you’re panting could be something much more serious. I was naive. You would think, wouldn’t you, that as grown, perceptive women of the 21st century, we’d be armed with all the information we need to enter menopause with our eyes wide open. Why wouldn’t we? After all, when we entered womanhood, we did it with free samples, “the talk” at school, and of course, whether we liked it or not,  our mother walking us through the whole thing, right beside us. poise001Although we were not nearly as savvy and well-informed as many girls are today, there was still an abundance of information – too much, in fact. I remember wishing they would just go AWAY with all of this talk. It was, to be honest, more than I wanted to know. At the time. 

So, as we head into our 40s and 50s, we don’t even think to look for that information. Then comes the time when we need it. We try hard to put on the brakes and screech everything to a HALT! “Wait just a minute!” We are confused. We’d heard rumors of what to expect, but they were far different from what we are experiencing. Slow down. If you’re lucky, you can call your mom. But even she can’t supply all the answers. “Back then, they just took everything. I never had your issues.” 


But we are so sophisticated. Information is out our fingertips. How could we get caught “empty-handed” when it comes to getting the information we need about menopause?  

You call your girlfriend…and she “listens.” She’s had none of those issues, but most of hers are completely different. So, really, she’s no help either. I have no mom to ask. 

Prepare? I never thought I needed to prepare for this. I entered in without a hitch, so how hard could it be to transition? 

My advice here is to tell you this: talk to someone about what you are experiencing – whatever it is. Visit the Poise forums and get educated. I didn’t. Maybe it’s because I live with all these boys. I thought I was being “good” by not complaining about this natural evolution. Sure, I did tell my doctor, during my annual visits, that my periods were getting heavier. “To be expected,” she assured me. But before I even realized it, over the months, my hemoglobin dropped to 6. Twelve is a low normal. If I had waited another hour to call, I would have needed a blood transfusion.

Then, the pieces began to come together. Maybe the fact that I was out of breath when I tried to run was because I was running on dangerously low levels of iron. Maybe loosing this much blood every month was not normal. I could drink all off the Beet Kvass I wanted, and until I stopped the flow, nothing was going to help. poise002And did you know that low blood levels hurts your calcium levels? At precisely the time when you need to be building up your bones? I get up in the middle of the night to turn off the heat (I am soaked in sweat) while everyone else wakes up freezing means there might be changes going on inside of me. So hard to pinpoint. How long will this last? 

But wait. This is the 21st century. We have social media, and online conversations – that can make a difference. That’s why Poise started The 2nd Talk campaign–to help make this life stage better for all women and to help them prepare them for this time in their lives.

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Now, here’s my question for you: How are you approaching life’s changes confidently? “Confidently” is the operative word here. I do want to make sure you are getting informed, so please consider this question and decide to find out how you will enter this phase confidently. Your response will enter you into giveaway for a $100 Visa gift card. 



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79 comments to “Do You Really Know What You Should To Get You Safely Through The Next Phase of Life? I Didn’t”
  1. I am approaching life’s changes with some concern, but I am eating right, getting a bit of exercise, really trying to take care of myself, to make the change easier.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

  2. I would say I am approaching life’s changes confidently by talking with my doctor and sister. I am also trying to get more sleep, eat healthy, and take vitamins.

  3. I take a daily vitamin and exercise regularly. I try to stay positive and embrace life!
    and realize that changes will happen!

  4. My biggest life change right now is having my first child (so no menopause just yet!)! I’m finding confidence in preparing for that by taking time to research it and work through my feelings/fears beforehand, so that when the time comes, I’ll (hopefully) be more ready for it!

  5. I have not had an easy time of it. I am still going through it. I have contacted my doctor regarding different issues and each time she says that what I am experiencing seems to be a symptom of perimenopause with menopause coming on. Some days are good and others really not so good. I just have to take it as it comes. I am not taking medication due to a health issue (unrelated) so I have to do things naturally. I am taking it as it comes.

  6. I’m just taking it one day at a time – and hoping that my symptoms aren’t as bad as my moms were!

  7. Thank you for the links to the free samples. I just ordered them and look forward to trying. I better get my iron check too cos I always out of breath when I run! Thanks for the tips.
    I am approaching life’s changes confidently by thinking positively. It might be easier said than done. But I’m trying my best.

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

  8. I am trying to approach it with a good attitude and be thankful I made it here long enough for it to happen. Thank goodness there are products being made to help women! My mom started early and I think she is still going through it.

  9. I think all the information that you are providing helps. I love hearing others experiences . I get a lot of helpful information by hearing how others handle things. I take vitamins and was on estrogen.

  10. Luckily I can talk to my mom, and it gives me confidence because she went through the changes. It’d be great to read stories on poise.
    songyueyu at gmail

  11. I am taking vitamins (especially vitamin D) to help with mood changes and I go for acupuncture every once in a while to help with night sweats.

  12. I am approaching life’s changes with a postive attitude I am eating right, getting some exercise, getting enough sleep and taking vitamins to make the change easier.

  13. I’m not there yet, but it is something I’m already starting to think about since my mom had early menopause. Nice to see that there will be products to use!

  14. Haven ‘t gotten to menopause yet – will take it one day at a time. Thanks for all the info about products that help out!

  15. I am accepting that change is a way of life, good or bad. We must embrace change and not try and fight it. That is the attitude I am trying to take anyway!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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