I had a lipid panel done at the end of April. Looking back at the numbers (below) from the past 6 years made me dizzy! Up and down they go – like a roller coaster ride. I have a theory – not scientific, just personal experience – that the hormonal fluctuations of menopause are often mirrored by similar swings in lipid levels before all things settle down. Continue reading
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. . . then you are probably also familiar with “The Perimenopausal (or Menopausal) Zone”. For some women, it can be – at least at times – just as scary as the original sci-fi ’60’s TV show featuring Rod Serling as the narrator, a voice that sends an eery chill up my spine to this day. Without my significantly older twin brothers, I would probably never have seen any of the episodes at such a young age, but that was one of the advantages of staying up later when they were in charge.
These days, nightmares do not usually keep me up at night, but night sweats occasionally do. The journey into a new hormonal balance has felt a little creepy and mysterious. I could do without the suspense of wondering when I will start sweating, or whether or not my energy level will carry me past 9pm. Continue reading