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How to Prepare for Menopause in your 30s
How to Prepare for Menopause in your 30s

medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton MD The average age of menopause in the United States is around 51. Perimenopause can last for a few years before this, which means that most women start going through peri when they’re in their 40s. This is when you’ll likely...

The Inconsistency of Perimenopause Symptoms
The Inconsistency of Perimenopause Symptoms

The Perimenopause Rollercoaster: Navigating the Inconsistency of Symptoms As you navigate the journey of life, the unforeseen twists and turns of perimenopause can be akin to riding a rollercoaster. For some, the ride might be an easy, smooth transition, while...

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Mental Health

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Perimenopause & Emotional Health in 2024: A Crash Course
Perimenopause & Emotional Health in 2024: A Crash Course

medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon Welcome to 2024. As we enter this new year, we want there to be more open discussions around uncomfortable topics. Mental health, for example. Mental health, for many years, has been a sticky subject in many a dinner...

How to Prepare for Menopause in your 30s
How to Prepare for Menopause in your 30s

medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton MD The average age of menopause in the United States is around 51. Perimenopause can last for a few years before this, which means that most women start going through peri when they’re in their 40s. This is when you’ll likely...

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Symptoms

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Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy During Perimenopause?
Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy During Perimenopause?

medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton, MD WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS ARTICLE Why do our legs feel heavy in perimenopause?How do I manage heavy legs?When should I go to the doctor? One of our sisters on the perry platform shared recently:  “Are extremely heavy legs...

Managing migraines in perimenopause
Managing migraines in perimenopause

Medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton, MD Recently posted in our perry community: Hi does anyone get frequent migraines in perimenopause the week after their period. I always get migraines when i have first day of my period but a week later more migraines? I just...

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Sleep

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How to Prepare for Menopause in your 30s
How to Prepare for Menopause in your 30s

medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton MD The average age of menopause in the United States is around 51. Perimenopause can last for a few years before this, which means that most women start going through peri when they’re in their 40s. This is when you’ll likely...

5 Key Interventions for Better Sleep During Perimenopause
5 Key Interventions for Better Sleep During Perimenopause

Medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton, MD Many women find that their sleep suffers during perimenopause. When you’re not sleeping well, it can affect every other aspect of your life, from your mood and energy levels to your ability to think clearly and remember...

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Well-Being

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Perimenopause & Emotional Health in 2024: A Crash Course
Perimenopause & Emotional Health in 2024: A Crash Course

medically reviewed by Dr. Kimberly Langdon Welcome to 2024. As we enter this new year, we want there to be more open discussions around uncomfortable topics. Mental health, for example. Mental health, for many years, has been a sticky subject in many a dinner...

Night sweats in perimenopause – why and what to do about it?
Night sweats in perimenopause – why and what to do about it?

medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton, MD Vasomotor symptoms – hot flashes and night sweats in perimenopause are extremely common . Both hot flashes and night sweats involve a feeling that the body is overheated, but they’re a little different. Hot flashes occur...

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Medical

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Managing migraines in perimenopause
Managing migraines in perimenopause

Medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton, MD Recently posted in our perry community: Hi does anyone get frequent migraines in perimenopause the week after their period. I always get migraines when i have first day of my period but a week later more migraines? I just...

Digestive issues during perimenopause
Digestive issues during perimenopause

Medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton, MD What you will learn in this article Hormones and gut functionFactors affecting digestion Is this bloating normal? Most women expect to experience symptoms like hot flashes during peri, but many aren’t expecting indigestion,...

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Real Voices

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My Boss Didn’t Believe In Menopause
My Boss Didn’t Believe In Menopause

Tell us a bit about yourself and the fabulous Rants & Big Pants community. We’re Neens, DB, Janey & Co Like all families, we are opposites in every way and that’s why we have lasted as long as we have. Our little gang of 3 (small in number, big in noise) has...

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Beauty

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Best Shampoo For Dry Scalp
Best Shampoo For Dry Scalp

Are you frequently scratching your head? Or do you avoid wearing dark colors for fear of white flakes dusting your shoulders? Having a dry scalp is normal all throughout life, but menopause can increase your risk for dry scalp and even hair thinning. Let’s take a look...

My Perimenopause Survival Kit – Beauty Edition
My Perimenopause Survival Kit – Beauty Edition

Hey everyone!  My friends at perry have asked me to come up with my beauty must-haves for perimenopause. This was kind of rough, to come up with a list that can apply to a list of different people, because everybody has a different experience.  But I think...

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Treatments

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Perimenopause & Heart Health – Podcast Transcript
Perimenopause & Heart Health – Podcast Transcript

‘Perimenopause and Heart Health’ is the focus of today's episode on the Perimenopause WTF! podcast. Listen to Dr. Jayne Morgan & Dr. Nicole Harkin talk about everything heart disease related, from increased blood pressure, to sleep disturbances, to hot flashes....

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Food & Fitness

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Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy During Perimenopause?
Why Do My Legs Feel Heavy During Perimenopause?

medically reviewed by Patricia Shelton, MD WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS ARTICLE Why do our legs feel heavy in perimenopause?How do I manage heavy legs?When should I go to the doctor? One of our sisters on the perry platform shared recently:  “Are extremely heavy legs...

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Vaginal Dryness Relief: Discover The Must-Know Solutions
Vaginal Dryness Relief: Discover The Must-Know Solutions

medically reviewed by Dr. Alyssa Dweck Vaginal dryness is very common during perimenopause and menopause. In fact, about half of all women experience vaginal dryness during menopause. It’s generally caused by a condition known as vaginal atrophy, in which the tissues...

Menopause Destroyed My Marriage: How Relationships Change
Menopause Destroyed My Marriage: How Relationships Change

If only our vows went like this: “In sickness and in health, for richer or poorer, in good times and in bad, and in menopause…” The reality is, divorce rates are rising in the United States, and there are so many different factors that cause couples to go their...

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