October is World Menopause month and to bring more awareness and open the conversation, we are highlighting some menopause issues and topics. Menopause or perimenopause is a topic that I do not remember my mom talking about. Menopause was just something that women knew happened to them but didn’t say much about it. Many just suffered through never really connecting the dots to how they were feeling and how their bodies were changing. Today things are changing and the conversation is becoming more common. Thanks to the book, MOKITA – How to Navigate Perimenopause with Confidence and Ease.
MOKITA – How to Navigate Perimenopause with Confidence and Ease
I first heard of this book through a Facebook Group – Menopause Chicks. Menopause Chicks was started in 2016 by Shirley Weir. A private online community to discuss common topics of perimenopause and menpause. Shirley saw the need for this online community and it has grown immensely over the years. This book is an amazing resource the blossomed from the online community. An online community that now averages over 15, 000 questions and comments every month.
What Does MOKITA Mean?
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How many of you remember the classic book by Judy Blume, Are you there God? Its me, Margaret. The story of a prepubescent girl, Margaret and the trials and tribulations of growing up. Boys, bras and periods. I think there should a book called – Are you there God? Its me Menopause. Mood swings, peezing and hot flashes.
In the original book, Margaret would secretly talk to God about her feelings of growing up, her emotions and religion. But if this was a book written for the perimenopause/menopause women, I think it would be more like – Are you there God, its me Menopause and why they hell am I feeling this way. And is it normal.
It would go like this…
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2:21 am, I am stirred awake with a feeling of extreme warmth. What the hell??!! I can’t get comfortable, I throw off the covers and lay there trying to get some feeling of cool. Can’t Sleep..Oh Hello Menopause.
For me this warmth almosts give me a sense of nausea. Just breath, I say. For some women it is so intense that they are waking up feeling like they are in a puddle of water and soaking wet pyjamas. For all these symptoms of perimenopause and menopause are all different but in some ways the same.
What were your thoughts or knowledge of Menopause?
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Women and why we need testosterone. I know what you are thinking…Here is another post on hormones as we age. You may think I am a little obsessed (well I might be) with it but hormone balance is really important. And why not let other women know they are not alone in the struggle. I struggle with it. Balancing all the hormones is a daily grind.
When we think of women in peri-menopause and menopause, we always think of estrogen levels first.
But today I am going to chat about women and why we need testosterone. I know we think of testosterone as a male hormone, but ladies produce it and need it too. And it was really never on my radar until I had my hormones checked. I didn’t have abnormal hair growth, deep voice or irregular periods. But testosterone imbalance can produce other symptoms.
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