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Just downloaded an App called MenoLife. It’s free (so far) and is filled with articles, recipes, trackers, etc. they also have products which I may look into. Anyone else try this brand?

Attempting intermittent fasting again. I highly recommend the Zero App if you want to try it. I only use the free version so can’t speak on the Pro features. Watching the clock and looking forward to my first meal today! Happy Monday to all my 🐠 friends!

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Seems like the hot flashes just started getting really frequent and I haven’t slept well for weeks. Does anyone know how long this typically lasts, and do I really need to go to a doc for meds? I ju… more

Anyone else feeling like they are past their prime and just don’t matter anymore? Like I could vanish and it may take weeks before anyone realized I was missing (and yes, I realize hormones are makin… more

Question for the bowl: Do you work from home but your significant other does not? Putting work aside I’m feeling burnt out being that I work from home and my “duties” seemed to increase. How are other… more

So…funny and true story. I had my yearly mammogram on Monday…the person who did it was my bartender! 😂 I had no idea she did this too!! Now I’m afraid to show my face (but not other body parts). This… more

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I finally broke down and went back on HRT last week. I have been taking gabapentin for a nerve injury which I’ve learned helps hot flashes. I can’t tell a significant difference yet aside from maybe g… more

Anyone have thoughts on the at home hormone tests you can buy online? I have a high deductible and a lot of those tests are cheaper than my out of pocket cost through insurance.

Going to give the CarbManager App another shot. Anyone use Apps for meal planning or tracking? Would you prefer limiting foods or intermittent fasting?

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Weight concerns: before my hysterectomy I weighed in the low 140s / after I’m in the mid to high 150s. I’m 5’2” so it shows! For those that successfully lost weight or didn’t gain lbs what did you do?… more

My company did a session last week about why menopause is everyone’s business. They shared a bunch of resources afterwards so thought I’d share here, see comments.

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Has any of you ladies tried natural supplements to help with various things? I'm curious about them.

Anyone remember that “Friday I’m in love” song? This is my rendition: Monday you can’t fall asleep Tuesday’s stuffy / Wednesday too Thursday is for hot flashes It’s Friday I am drunk! 😂 Delirium i… more

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Anyone have any ideas for our next speaker? I was thinking nutritionalist or dietician. What are your thoughts? Thanks!

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Hi ladies, I'm in my mid 40s and I think I'm entering peri. I currently have a Mirena but I should replace it again soon, but one more will put me into my 50s(!!) and I was wondering if anyone… more

My spouse is in better shape and is healthier than me. Can anyone relate? Does this bother anyone? I’ve tried so hard to look better but my emotional toll is working overtime. I weigh more than my hus… more

COVID vaccine reactions? I got shot 1 of Pfizer on Friday. For me I had a sore arm for two days and was extremely tired. I’d love to hear others who got JnJ or Moderna.

I’ve been really depressed. I mean this is a low point I haven’t experienced in awhile. My job is horrible, I’m getting heavy, so many factors...when can this be blamed on menopause or just life in ge… more

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Does menopause cause eczema? I think this is what it is as I’ve never had it? But red blotches on my legs is the culprit.

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Okay — diets & weight loss. What have you seen that actually works? I exercise almost daily but realize my portions and food intake aren’t perfect. I do not want to track cals or macros as that ca… more

Shifting gears, but today is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day. I was diagnosed in 2017. If you have multiple family members with colon or uterine cancers, it is a good idea to get genetic testing so you can be proactive of your own health. 4k colon cancers, and 18h uterine cancers are attributed to Lynch each year. This syndrome also causes additional diseases, which are shown in this graphic. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out. It's my goal to educate and save lives!

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I keep forgetting to ask about this but I noticed ever since my hysterectomy years ago I have arthritis (I think) in my fingers. Basically I can’t open things that I easily could before like jars, cap… more

I have to write a 10 page paper for my Master’s Degree. I cannot concentrate. These are the evenings I appreciate my husband for getting dinner so it’s one less thing I have to worry about after work. Brain fog is definitely real!

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I’ve been researching as I enter peri and I’m pretty convinced I want to try low dose birth control to regulate my symptoms. Anyone gone this route and if so what brand do/did you like?

Does anyone have any helpful tips for brain fog? I’ve been working in full time in special education for several years while finishing my bachelors degree in psychology with a concentration in behavi… more

Has anyone tried supplements for post menopausal thinning hair. So many of them seem like a waste of money.

My belly keeps getting flabbier during menopause. Mainly uncomfortable bloating. Has anyone found any foods or supplements that have helped??

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Has anyone here had success with intermittent fasting? I feel like it’s easy to incorporate during the week since mornings are chaotic. The weekends are a different story!!

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Ladies at what age did you decide to allow your hair be natural? As far as color, style, etc? What was your reasoning to stop dying it either on your own or having it done professionally? I think I’m … more

I’ve never been pregnant but I can say that menopause cravings are REAL! Anyone else feel the urge to keep eating all the time?!?

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Just venting - In my 50 and tired of monthly periods with no end in sight. According to blood/hormone tests I’m pre/peri menopause. I hate the drier skin, hormone changes, thinning hair and weight … more

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Has anyone ever thought of liposuction? I have no idea how much it costs but I feel ever since my hysterectomy in 2017 I can’t get rid of this pouch around my mid-section. It is not helping my esteem … more

Hello ladies!! Sorry for lack of engagement as I’ve been spending most of my time leading the WiT bowl. I wanted to let you know we are still on track for a speaker on February 25th. She is a certifie… more

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