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Five Things No One Tells You About Menopause Feeling the burn. Think back to your teen years and those seemingly unexplainable mood swings that would take you from Getting stuck in self-reflection mode. Menopause also forced Brunner to. You may not lose your sex drive.

For some people, a decreased sex drive is associated with menopause. But for many people, their libido is better than ever. In fact, you may actually want more sex. You aren’t on hormonal birth control and your hormones are shifting. That’s why you may feel in the mood more often.

You may endure bone loss. What No One Tells You About Going Through Menopause Irregular Periods. One of the first symptoms that the Big M is already around the corner is having irregular periods. Erratic Mood Swings.

Similar to having your monthly period approaching, crazy mood swings are also to be expected. You Increase. 2. You may forget things. Remembering where you put your car keys or recalling the name of that ’80s one-hit wonder may not be so easy after menopause.

Hot flashes may be the funny butt of all menopause jokes – until they happen to you. “Of course I had heard about hot flashes,” says Jen, 57. “But no one told me the kind of sweating that could come with it. I was in a meeting once and literally, it was like buckets of sweat just suddenly started pouring down my face. There is no one answer. The correct answer always is what your body tells you it needs. Hormones are not the magic solution to these symptoms.

They are only a crutch to lean on while working on lifestyle modifications. Stop comparing. Don’t compare yourself to your past self. Menopause is a beautiful opportunity for growth and experience.

10 Things No One Ever Tells You about Menopause 1. Hot Flashes Continue for Years. Hot flashes are one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Though flash means 2. Extreme Tiredness. Whether it’s due to hot flashes or poor sleep, the perimenopausal and menopausal stages can take a 3. Weight.

As if the hot flashes weren’t vanity-wrecking enough, thinning hair (or even hair loss) is one symptom of menopause, says Bank. “Hair can also become dry and brittle due to those fluctuating. You officially enter menopause when it’s been a full year since your last period, per the NIH, but the symptoms start well before then, during a time known as. Menopause is defined as having no menstrual period for one year. The age you experience it can vary, but it typically occurs in your late 40s or early 50s.

Menopause can cause many changes in.

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Other symptoms frequently attributed to the menopause include depression, anxiety, tearfulness, lack of confidence, headaches, changes in skin texture, loss of sexual interest, urinary difficulties and sleeplessness.

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They fear having hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause, such as vaginal dryness, depression, and dry skin.

“The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition” by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
from The Encyclopedia of Phobias, Fears, and Anxieties, Third Edition
by Ronald Manual Doctor, Ada P. Kahn, Christine A. Adamec
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During the perimenopausal period, questions should be directed about vasomotor symptoms, menstrual irregularities, sexual dysfunction, prevention of osteoporosis, increased risk of cardiovascular events after menopause, and the exclusion of pregnancy to confirm menopause.

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by M.S. John Pathy, Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley
Wiley, 2006

The attitudes that women have about menopause vary.

“Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia” by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
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by Lawrence Balter, Robert B. McCall
ABC-CLIO, 2000

In addition to loss of fertility, symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, sleep disturbances, weight gain, and loss of bone mineralization.

“Human Reproductive Biology” by Richard E. Jones, Kristin H Lopez
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by Richard E. Jones, Kristin H Lopez
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Symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, amenorrhea, and mood swings.

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Up to several years before menopause, referred to as perimenopause, women may experience irregular menstrual cycles and often report symptoms of irritability, depression, headaches, and hot flashes.

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In truth, most moms tell us what they know about menopause, but they may not have been accurately informed, either.

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Both perimenopause and menopause have an endless array of difficult and disruptive symptoms—such as weight gain, insomnia, acne, depression, low libido, forgetfulness, sore breasts, mood swings, anxiety, facial hair, bloating, and vaginal dryness, to name just a few—and various ways to treat them.

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The symptoms of menopause are caused by the loss of the ovarian source of estrogen and include thinning of the vaginal epithelium, decreased vaginal secretions, decreased breast mass, accelerated bone loss, vascular instability (“hot flashes”), and emotional lability.

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  • I want to stay on HRT forever. I need to keep my quality of life. I changed the way I eat, exercise daily including strength training. I have borderline traits and I’m scared of what will come out of my mouth!?!? I’m 61 just starting perimenopause because my HRT was reduced. I have to get a hip replacement due to OA and can’t sleep from pain and nightmares (they don’t mention that issue!!!). Can’t take anymore meds/supplements I’m on them all. I’m having ‘microflashes’ 24/7. I hate my life.

  • guys my advice is this don’t go to your PCPs or to your gynecologists. they are a total waste of time. try some herbal remedies like turmeric, parsley, thyme, sage, rosemary, black pepper, cumin seeds, eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, tofu, and soy products, and cut out meat products and processed food and packaged cookies, cakes, pies and snacks from you diet. your body especially your uterus, ovaries, liver, bladder, kidneys, brain, etc. will thank you later on. believe me. and you can avoid going to the doctor.

  • How do you determine if it is perimenopause? I have gone to the doctor for my symptoms, I am 41 and started to feel a lot of anxiety, chest pain, heart palpitations, hair loss, and body burning sensation mainly. Are these perimenopause symptoms? I had never experienced anything like this. Thank you

  • I am 40 and going through this. A year ago I was waking at 4.20am with my heart racing so much and felt like I was going to s*** myself. I could not get to the toilet sometimes I could not even get out of bed…I could hardly stand my legs were weak and I felt frozen to the spot… like I was going to collapse I was ready to call an ambulance on a few occassions..I did make it to the toilet and when I did everything came out and more which made my heart race and feel faint even more. I was boiling boiling hot. I was throwing glasses of water over myself to try and cool down and found it helped stop my heart racing (discovered the dive reflex). Then after 15 minutes of feeling like I was dying seriously dying every night once my heart rate dropped I would get huge body tremors and eventually exhausted and terrified would fall asleep after about 2 hours of hell. It went on for four months. I went to the doctor, ‘blood tests’ normal, I had counselling they said it was stress, but actually I didn’t feel that stressed! I was scared to go to bed and would go very late hoping I wouldn’t wake up in the middle of the night. One day it stopped. It was actually a day I started meditating again. I only had 2 more periods in the following 6 months after having regular 24 day cycles for 2 years… they used to be 31 days about 5 years before so I think it IS a sign if your periods get shorter at a young-ish age early menopause could be coming. I thought I was pregnant because of those missing periods. But in my pregnancy testing blood tests my high FSH levels and very low AMH levels showed me as menopausal. I felt so angry that no doctor or counsellor never thought to say that it could be that. I thought I had something seriously wrong with me and I hated myself for thinking that my counsellor told me I had health anxiety… OMG. Everyone thought I had health anxiety! Someone may as well just said it is all in your head! It was all in my body! Those months that followed where I had no periods I felt better than I had ever felt in my life. Then… 6 regular as clockwork cycles…eh? Then…they stopped. Then this is where I can totally relate to this video I felt utterly depressed and sad bordering on psychosis. Suicidal. Unbearable mental torture. 20-30 hot flushes a day. My poor husband. (Tetraplegic). Sooooo I ask for HRT at docs that or die. Seriously. I take a quarter of the dose and its like I have had a huge dangerous dose of caffeine. Couldn’t think, talk, drink barely walk much like my migraine prodromes. THEN.. after that one dose of gel…the following days hot flushes go, feel better…sometimes euphoric and definitely happy, v discharge is back after a one off tiny dose. I didn’t continue with the gel because it made me mad but I did want to because it helped… so i needed expert not GP advice. Then I find menopause Barbie on YouTube… hard going at first but she is just amazing with her knowledge its a crime us women do not know what is coming… and men too… So now I am looking for an HRT specialist who can help me with starting HRT for me the benefits 100 percent outweigh the risks esp as I’m only 40 and prone to suicidal (yes I said it out loud) periods. Please look up menopause Barbie. You will realise so much and feel totally empowered! She is a strict teacher but worth it. Listen girls. You aren’t alone. We are not. Don’t give up looking for help, it is out there in many ways and menopause Barbie gives you ALL the options in a completely unbiased way… it take ages to go through the videos but there are options to pay for quicker info but I found the FREE outline notes and worksheet that helps you weigh up risks and benefits of HRT natural and bio-identical sooo helpful. PLus it explains menopause in general you will feel an expert after delving in to her knowledge. She went through early meno. She is an MD gynaecologist (retired), she really knows her stuff. Hormones and neurotransmitters I feel are definitely an area to be researched for depression they are soooooo underrated I swear they have given me a life of hell. I just cant wait to learn more about them because I know I am a good person inside and it is my HORMONES that make me DIFFERENT and like a anxious depressed super sensitive freak ��and then periods of being totally fine! Anyway…

  • DHEA totally worked for my vaginal dryness. None of what the Dr was giving me was working.
    Taking a supplement every morning worked without any other HRT.

  • Thank you Doctor, very informative. Thank God I am feeling very well and normal, no hot flashes, sleeping well, feeling good in general.

  • I’m 47. I have missed my period for 2 months now. Negative pregnancy test. Sore chest,light headed at times. I have no idea. Advice

  • I honestly feel so bad for woman that go through this. Like everything is off balance and as a person that’s experienced a parent going through this, it just makes your mood so off.

  • To me moving on and finding Happiness has somewhat always been difficult for me! I Hope I get Happiness when I go through Menopause!

  • So… we have to go through puberty, which is hard, AND menopause, which is also hard? Aw, man. I’m going through puberty right now and do not want to have to deal with my body changing a lot again.

  • I have been in Peri menopause for 2 years now I’m 39. My quality of life is awful I have gained 65 pounds am constantly bloated tired brain fog night sweats and during the day. I feel like I’m 80 I barely sleep at night. Does anyone have any suggestions? I just want to feel like myself again. I had a hysterectomy 5 years ago but kept my right ovary due to stage 4 endometriosis. My ovary failed and put me in peri menopause. I have tried estrogen patches but the don’t react well with me. Was thinking about doing testosterone cream? Can anyone please help?

  • Does Clegenatur Methods really work? I see many people keep on speaking about Clegenatur Methods. But Im uncertain if it’s good enough to have bigger and firmer breast naturally.

  • I was 35 when I was first told I was going through premature menopause, I’m now 45, and all of a sudden I am extreamly exhausted all the time, hot flashes day and night and wake up wet through in the morning. I wouldn’t say I’m moody but I am less patient than before. I was put on oral contraception when I was 35 as my GP said I was too young to go on HRT, thus help initially but now the exhaustion is debilitating I can’t stop sleeping. My hair as thinned so much and comes out when I brush it. Brain for is rediculas and doesn’t help with my psychology degree �� I feel like the menopause is ruining my life. Go advice me to go into HRT which I refused as I don’t do prescription medication but I can’t say I wasn’t tempted I’ve researched natural alternatives and have started on those 2 days ago. What I do notice is they help me sleep, so hopefully I’ll be feeling more rested in a few weeks time

  • Keep in mind, it’s not all doom and gloom. I went through menopause already and sailed through without ONE symptom. If your mom is still around, ask her what her experiences were, as these symptoms are highly hereditary from what I understand. Anyway, don’t just assume it’s going to be terribly difficult because it may not be! And by the way, not having your period is the best thing EVER! lol

  • Symptoms I have or had:
    Hot flashes and Night sweatsat times so bad I had to stop working and sit for a minute at my job. Night timehaving the window open in 26F weather cause I can’t cool off.
    Periodsdon’t have one for months then have one for days. Spotting for weeks.
    Anxeitynever had attacks before. At times so bad you feel your heart is going to come out of your chest.
    Jointssore as hell in the morning. I sometimes take pain relievers when it is really bad.
    Weight GainHard to get the lbs off and I gained over 15 lbs. I weight lift heavy and do cardio 5 to 6 days a week1 1/2 to 2 hrs in the gym.
    I even eat less now. It still is hard to lose. I have exercised my entire life.
    She says exercise more? I can’t do more than I do plus work a physically demanding job for 9 to 12 hrs.
    I know exercise does help and no caffeine. I quit caffeine 3 years ago.
    My joints still hurt but not as bad. Still have my messed up periods. Hot flashes are mostly in the summer and when it’s too hot.
    Still working on the weight.

  • My doctor told me I was too young! I go from mad to depressed so quickly. I believe this is what is going on. I’m 40. I started night sweats and hot flashes and my period was 3 weeks late. I bleed after sex and sometimes spot between periods for no reason. It has not been a joy at all.

  • I see my hormone doctor next week. I’m going to go on bioidentical hormones. My mom finally did and hasn’t looked back. I’m going to be 40 in a few months. My mom’s last period was at 42.. my grandma at 39. I feel like a basket case. I can’t trust my emotions or thoughts for anything. I feel suicidal a lot and like you I’m a Christian. Let us know what you ended up taking and how it’s working.

  • Once you’re menopausal, you’re menopausal for the rest of your life. My goals to make the rest of your life the best of your life. I’m passionate about this topic, and. I started my treatment with Planet Ayurveda. I took “Menopause Care Pack” for an ayurvedic and natural solution to face problems in menopause.

  • My doctor basically said I just need to deal with it. Not cool. Peri menopause is miserable. I feel like I’m constantly pmsing. This is hell.

  • For me, it was the heavy heavy periods. Blood clots, changing from tampons to maxi pads. Using 2 at a time cuz the flow was so heavy. And yes I worked at a delivery job. Do not stay silent. Find answers for you

  • Sex activities???? I haven’t had a orgasm in like a year sweetheart, I need to try a new shower head and a back massager on high speed frfr bc I need to have a orgasm

  • But im losing weight, spotting for a week before periods. Horrible IBS during periods, no sleep. Foam or mucus type stool with farts. I feel like im worse than a bedridden patient. Lord help me im depressed n desperate

  • Can aching legs be a part of peri menopause? I have spent most of my life with bad PMS symptoms which always included back pain, pubic bone cramping and aching legs. Now I am getting this AFTER my period ends. What is going on? I want to exercise and my bottom half feels so sore I don’t feel like moving. Adding to it I have anxiety issues (always have but feels more so these days) AND I want to put my fist through the face of anyone who so much as beeps at me on the road. I feel like I am in hell. What do I do first to try and deal with this???

  • Why do we women get all this issues while guys are just getting nothing really!!! Tell me again why women need men?? Oh yes, reproducing… Wonk wonk… lol

  • One thing no one mentions is heart palpitations, I went to the ER 3 times thinking I was having a heart attack and everything normal after having many tests, symptoms of rapid heart rate, blood pressure rise, nausea, light headedness, anemia and loss of appetite. I would still recommend getting checked if you have these symptoms but my end result was perimenopausal symptoms along with uterine fibroids, I’m really going through it smh

  • I feel like I’m going through this now. I’m 39, but dealing with severe anxiety and horrible night sweats. The sweats usually show up the week before my period and my period itself is getting all weird. I “start” a few days before I’m supposed to (so light that I don’t even have to wear anything), then it stops and starts full force within a few days of that initial “starting”. It’s so weird and I’m annoyed! ��

  • I’m 27. Was told that my period ends early due to how I was born. Hormones etc. Lack of oestrogen. They told me to go through IVF, however stated that it would still be difficult for it to work. That’s costly. And then they mentioned that they’d have to send the embryo (if they were to mix with the seeds of my future husband ) to a genetics unit, in case they want to remove any disabilities etc. That’s also costly. Also stated to have children due to “heart problems” or something. Meaning it could kill me?

    I keep getting irregular periods, and they don’t look normal, “colour-wise”. Always have been extremely painful. The doctors told me to go through IVF A.S.A.P so I can store whatever eggs I have remaining.

  • Hubby and I just watched this together. He is so supportive. He said “Wow” as everything fits me. I started to cry. I am definitely going through perimenopause. Thank you for helping us.

  • Thank you I’m 41 and have been researching and I love that u all are working together to help us all. I too am not ok with a Rollercoaster with a cloud of mystery. This is really helping me!!!

  • I need to know how can I tell that my periods are going to stop or get lighter. I am 52 and have periods closer. I am so tired!! I need to know the sighs that they will stop soon. ��
    I have been told to have hysterectomy but I might be so close to end of periods. I am so confused as to what to do.

  • Hot flashes and night sweats are driving me crazy, my Dr recommended soy milk ew and evening primrose oil caps, will try it for a month see if anything changes for the better.

  • Good advice Dr.i went to see my doctor.but sadly I just got a lot of leaflets.very sad excuse as my doctor was just 32.she said it’s normal but when your looking for help that’s not helpful.i had more luck On youtube. So god bless you for your advice.

  • How about letting women know there’s natural alternatives to these symptoms to ease a woman though peri menopause rather than suggesting medications? If a woman goes with complaints such as these, the doctor will send them to a psychiatrist for meds for mood after prescribing hormones etc…Don’t do it ladies! Please know there’s help and chemicals in medications are regulating your bodies into balance. All medications disrupt your physiology. Stop pushing the idea of pharmaceuticals as an answer to women’s health complaints and instead give them hope and health with out toxic meds

  • I can’t take hormones. I’m allergic to them. My organs shut down one by one. So there’s nothing I can do. Any non hormonal treatments available

  • CTFU! I am birthing Bebe Hamster sized clots..& Holy F Yah Heartburn from what?.All i did is eat a rice cake…A MF rice cake? Not anything good..a rice cake.i just keep telling self i can do this..Soo many Women have done it w/o drugs..It is soo difficult..Thank you for being fierce & putting yourself out like this.This is Balls out about Balls going out lol..(Loving wine tonight..for medicinal purpose course..)

  • I have been watching your videos for a year now but never loved you more than today. Thanks for doing all the research and sharing it with us. Showing your vulnerability touched my heart. You are such a beautiful woman and nothing can take it away from you. Love, Tina

  • I see this make me worry. I am still not there but I am getting ready. They talk about symptoms which look not nice but it seems to be worse that I imagine. I do know that some women don’t experience it that bad. I know a lady who didn’t have any symptom at all, but being realistic, I think is one in a million.

  • I was born with a lower jelly roll and now its fat underneath of it pushing it out, omg. So sick of this. Going back on estrogen/progesterone so I can sleep, and keep my muscle, etc. UGH!!!!! I dont do anything wrong and still getting fat and sweating every night. I like my patch/pill (it works for me). Appreciate your video!

  • I started my transition around 42 as well… fun times! Wanted to mention, I participated in a clinical trial for vaginal dryness, double blind study, estrogen insert vs. Replens insert vs. placebo. Turns out I was on the estrogen arm, but the study found that Replens and estrogen insert were about the same in helping women with dryness and comfort in intercourse. Hope that might be useful to someone.

  • Thank you for your wonderful video! I was wondering which specific estrogen and progesterone medications you use and what dosages. Do you use your patch for 3 out of 4 weeks? Again thanks so much for your inspirational videos!

  • I needed to hear another woman say everything you said about dryness and painful sex. I don’t have a lot of girlfriends and the ones I do have are much younger than myself, so I have no one to talk with. But just hearing you and seeing you nearly break down on this subject helps me to understand,,,,, THIS IS REAL,,,,, and not just me. Thank you for being so truthful on such a sensitive subject. btw….. I always love all your videos on every other subject THANKS AGAIN!!

  • Great topic, thank you. Fennel (capsules) worked well for my hot flashes temporarily, but only for 6 months. I’m now taking Paroxotein (Brisdelle) for hot flashes normally for treating depression/anxiety. It works quickly on hot flashes but causes constipation. I’m also taking Remifemin (a non-hormonal for menopause) and I don’t know if it’s “working”. Premarin and medroxyprogesterone worked great but the Premarin was WILDLY expensive. In the 5 years I’ve been managing my symptoms, there seems to be no perfect answer. I’ve got the weight gain/belly fat increasing too, but frankly I’ve been far more concerned about my flashes, libido and disrupted sleep.

  • Thank you so much for this informative video, Erin! After I was just thinking, what a hell, God?! Why women have to suffer so much in this life??? Is it all because of one freaking apple??? �� That’s really mean! What happened to the peace and love policy? ��
    Okay, now let’s get serious and let’s share my own experiences with the rest of sinners. �� I am 48, I still have my periods every month regularly, but like a year ago I got my period for 10 days and I ran to the emergency room to find out what happened. Gynecologist said it was a meoma and a polipe which was going out. He said that my menopause can start soon as well and I need to start taking progesterone if I want to prolong that process. I didn’t listen, I thought: oh nonsense, my mom got it in her 52 or so, I got time! Actually a natural soya estrogen pills helped me to stop bleeding, nothing else did. Is that mean that estrogen is missing already? Then I noticed bleedings after sex and that it became less enjoyable in general (I guess do to a dryness). Don’t let me started on peeing after every single sneezing…�� I can’t trust anymore even a coughing.

  • I went to the drs to give me advice about it, as I feel I’m on the start of it….the Dr didn’t take on board my symptoms, instead she just thought I was low…. I have all the symptoms, but not the sweats as yet… Bit annoyed that the Dr I saw didn’t really listen to me!

  • taking a synthetic form of estrogen is basically pregnant mare urine, that’s what it is. So go bioidentical all the way by going to a homeopathic doctor who tests your blood, then the results say exactly what your is missing. Then he sends his RX to a compounding pharmacy, you get your skin cream and rub it on your arms daily and your set. It’s healthy, and it is made up from a soy compound. Now I don’t feel like I’m dying anymore. Never take anything synthetic when there is something that is biodentical. I felt very weird and sick like when I took that pregnant mare urine poison and it was not meant to be in my body. I’ve been on the bioidentical cream for 20 years and no cancer. Just feeling well and happy.

  • thank you and I like very much all video and everything you said about menopause and vagina. And I think that the women should not be hard to talk about it and talk about it with the shame. you impress me very much, congrats

  • Thank you for sharing. Great content. I have no problem with you mentioning the…vagina… I have a great relationship with my vagina since it is an integral part of my femininity

  • Thank you for putting this info out. No one ever talks about this and I have just suffered in silence. I eventually did speak to my gyno and I am using a product called estring which is a low dose estrogen vaginal ring that gets replaced every 3 months. This has helped alleviate about 80% of my symptoms. I tried the creams before but if you are not consistent, your symptoms come right back. Thank you again for talking about this topic. It helps to normalize what happens to women.��

  • I had a hysterectomy at 33 which threw me into menopause. My grandmother had breast cancer so I’m not a candidate for HRT. I personally found that my symptoms are well controlled by a keto diet. It has helped me so much!

  • Hi.. Thanks for this lovely video. We ladies really go thru a lot.. It’s nice to talk about what’s coming in 40s age group… N feel better about it knowing many others are in this with us.. Once 40s sets in… It’s like join the group..n be strong to face it. It’s really tough being a woman…. I don’t think a man can ever go thru the kind of pain n stress we go thru.

  • Thank you so much! You are amazing. I am so impressed by your openness and willingness to share very personal things. I will definitely try your tips. And I look forward to all your videos. Thank you again!

  • THANK YOU for being so brave to speak your truths to help others. You are truly an amazing woman!! I’m 48 yo and have been having peri-menopausal symptoms for the past 3 years. I’ve been dealing with belly fat for a few years now. Surprisingly, Intermittent Fasting helped me lose 10 pounds in 2-3 months. I haven’t been exercising in the past 4 months but I did start drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with 8oz water every morning. I think it has helped. Also, I strongly believe eating a half of avocado a day helps to flatten the belly as well.

  • Yes!!! I feel you so much sister, it’s been so challenging to deal with the things I used to deal with! I have started a routine and will share! Dr. Berg helped so much!

  • arrrr bless you, how uncomfortable you are talking about it, yet you still did to help people xxx im in the uk n just discovered you and think you are great xxxxx

  • Thankyou for being so brave and talking about this important issue! Dryness and painful intercourse has been an issue for me. Emotionally challenging, wondering if I would have to deal with this for the rest of my life. I have an amazing and understanding husband but I noticed I was avoiding intimacy. This wasn’t okay with me so I saw my doctor and was prescribed the topical estrogen that you insert twice a week….game changer! I am happy to say it works!

  • Thank you for this video! There is nothing worse than watching your body go from Jessica Rabbit to Barney Rubble with a side of incontinence. Getting old is not for sissies!

  • I started Bio-identical Hormone Pellets, the Doctor inserts them right under the skin on your hip and within 2 weeks of getting them, my entire world was changed.Estradiol and Testosterone pellets plus Progesterone capsule. It has been a huge game changer. No more Hot Flashes
    No more sleepless nights, brain fog gone, sex drive returned in big way, Skin and hair doing so much better. I know that some ladies want to do it naturally, I totally get that, but, when your body is all of a sudden changing and making you miserable, I say, bring on the HRT! If your a diabetic you take insulin, if your thyroid is not working properly you take thyroid meds, natural menopause is hell on earth to me and therefore getting these pellets have been a God Send! I’m trying your Plant based diet and Tracy Anderson workouts next. Thank you for all the information!
    Oh and PS the pellet insertion is totally painless they numb a small spot and put the pellets under the skin, you wear a small pressure bandaid and keep it dry for 36 hours then your good to go, so worth it!

  • Hi Arin
    This is by far the most important!! video I have watched in months of following you and other you tubers..
    This is such an important issue and coming from a lady that so many women are following and listening to good tips on fashion and style from..makes it even better.��
    So much appreciated. Thank you for sharing
    You are brave courageous and authentic beautiful inside and out
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    Keep up your good work wishing u loads of success,
    Tami.

  • You are incredibly brave and very caring of us all by making this video and discussing such private issues! Bravo, I take my hat off to you. You are helping SO MANY WOMEN, so thank you once again. You are AMAZING!!! ����

  • Menopause does suck, i agree. I am 51 and hit menopause at 48 because i have a hyopthyroid so read this causes earlier menopause, oh joy, kick me when i am down ugh. I am 123 and feel like a fat frump, i am used to being 108. I am 5 ft 2.5 inches and small framed. But even with eating virtually nothing but veggies and some fruit, working out 40 minutes a day, i still am 123sh so i guess this is the weight i am suppose to be now. I hate having a tummy though more than anything, but it is what it is. Also, IBS is a bitch which also has been a struggle. I for sure have aged since menopause because of the drop of estrogen, progesterone, Once this stupid COVID virus is more understood I want to go back to the doctor to get on some kind of HRT. So does that help with belly fat? And what is up with facial hair? Ugh. Why!!!!!

  • This is so confusing to me because I have PCOS. I’ve had all the premenopausal symptoms since I started my period at 11. I’m now 40.

  • I agree with Stephanie Hatfield, 100%. Not every woman is aware of things that the body goes through. Regardless of how many times you said vagina or were uncomfortable with certain topics, you did great! I’ve learned so much from watching your channel and seeing this video expands my knowledge on my body. Thank you for taking one of the team and discussing this topic. You do it with such grace and it is greatly appreciated!!!

  • I’m 52 and going thru it right now. The hot flashes, weight gain, and painful sex are terrible. I started on HRT but got off of it as I thought it made me gain weight. I am using a cream to replace the estrogen in the vagina but there’s also the lack of interest in sex. I believe part of it is knowing that sex is going to be painful. Who wants to do that if you know it’s going to hurt. I am so thankful for a loving and understanding husband and a happy marriage. Do I wish I felt (sexually) like I did five years ago? Ten years ago? Yes. But I know that this too shall pass. I will keep trying different things to help me thru the journey of menopause. Thank you for the honest and helpful video.

  • Bless you Erin for doing this and being so honest. I’m an RN and on HRT. Sex life is no problem but if I had those symptoms I’d be gutted. Well said for staying vagina! That’s what it is….as RNs we say it a lot in work because we are real and it’s accurate! Great video. Thank you xx ��

  • Great job! I feel like I’ve tried a million things but I did see some new ideas in this video. I’ve done Dr Sarah,its good and works but intense and not sustainable for me… just like Keto isn’t my solution. I love collagen. Also, I’m doing green tea latte in the morning and I think its helped, I’ve lost a tiny amount. Coffee isn’t my friend. I too went through menopause early and am through but same struggles as peri menopause. Im still trying to fight.

  • Thank you for the video.I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 46 and this happen so fast I didn’t know what happens to body and then the manopouse!!