Officially, I hit menopause a year ago.
Yay! That means no more cramps, surprises, mood swings, or birth control. But – menopause comes with its own set of problems, and some of them can be as bad as during the reproductive years.
What Happens During Menopause?
When the female body stops being a viable receptacle for pregnancy, certain areas shut down, while others pick up. Eggs no longer travel down the fallopian tube and the lining of the uterus is no longer shed each month. For many of us, both of these are a welcome relief. But in turn, your body will produce less and less estrogen and other changes occur. I noticed that it got really hard to lose that last 10 pounds I wanted to shed, and in fact, gained a few more. I think (and it’s not been proven, but makes sense) that since estrogen is a fat-based hormone and your body is making less of it, your body keeps the fat to house the small amount of estrogen that it has.
Since there are no eggs being released, birth control is no longer necessary, but… beware! In the first year of menopause, your body can still throw out an egg or two randomly. Many women have had late babies because they thought they were in menopause, only to find out they weren’t quite there yet. Once a full year has passed without a menstrual cycle, it’s generally pretty safe. (You might want to choose a back up method just in case.)
Other things that happen while your body is adjusting are hot flashes (power surges!), night sweats, blood sugar complications, loss of libido, hair falling out, hair growing in other areas it wasn’t growing before, and yes, even mood swings can start up again.
So what can you do? There are a host of medications out there that can be taken for these problems. One is Premarin, and excuse me for saying it, but eeewww! It’s made from the urine of pregnant mares. Yep – PREgnant MARe urINe. It can also be synthetic, produced in a lab with ingredients that are like nothing found in nature. I chose the natural way.
Natural Remedies for Menopause 🙂
I choose to use Young Living Therapeutic-Grade essential oils!! They work for me 🙂 🙂
Here are a few of the recommended oils for menopause
1. Peppermint: is good for Digestive System, Muscles & Bones, Nervous System, Respiratory System, Skin, Hair.
2. Clary Sage (estrogen): Hormonal System
3. EndoFlex: Hormonal System
4. Bergamot (estrogen): Digestive System, Emotional Balance, Skin, Hair
5. Fennel: Digestive System, Hormonal System
6. Dragon Time: Emotional Balance, Hormonal System
7. Mister (estrogen): Hormonal System
8. Progessence Plus: Emotional Balance, Hormonal System, Muscles, Bones, Nervous System, Skin, Hair
9. Sclar Essence: Digestive System, Hormonal System
10. Nutmeg: Hormonal System, Immune System, Nervous System
A Word of Caution
Before trying to diagnose yourself, you should always see a doctor.
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