I have been waiting for years for this to happen! I called my mom the other day just to tell her because I am so excited about it. I have dealt with this part of my life for 33 years. There were times when I was hoping and praying with all of my heart that it would come. Then, after I got married I was hoping it wouldn’t come. After I had my babies it was nice when breastfeeding kept it from coming.
Yes, you guessed it, I have not had a period for two months. I AM WAY EXCITED! I will be 47 in June. My last period lasted ten days. It may come again but, seriously, just to have a break from it for this long has been nice. I have been dealing with peri-menopause symptoms for the past seven to eight years! This may be news to you but not to the other humans in my home. I have had the worst PMS my entire life. The kind of PMS where people think you are crazy and you feel like you are crazy.
The only thing I am not liking ‘if I can be truly transparent here’ is that when my husband wants his needs met, that was the only excuse I could use that worked.
Lately I have been experiencing those moments when I cry for the stupidest thing like, my eyes going bad and not wanting to wear glasses. tender breasts for ten days, PMS for two weeks, waking up soaking wet from night sweats, overreacting about EVERYTHING and being very emotional. Not to mention, the heavy days of my period that require two levels of security, if you know what I mean.
I have a confession, I have not embraced aging physically very gracefully, don’t get me wrong, I love being more mature and confident in myself, being over 40. But, I have wanted to look 25 again for years. So I want to embrace getting older and celebrate this because, dang it, I am happy about it. Soon and very soon my hormones won’t drive my decisions any more… FOREVER! YAY! I promise to embrace aging from now on. I choose to love it!
If raging hormones is something that you are struggling with there are many natural remedies out there that are very helpful without going on zoloft, paxil and prozac which is recommended A LOT by doctors during this season in life, yup, antidepressants!
I chose the natural remedies. There are hormone creams that you can buy over the counter. Eating very green and organic can reduce mood swings. Macca is a remedy for all the symptoms, St. John’s wort, magnesium, the list goes on and on. Use melatonin for waking in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep. You can walk in to your local organic type store and tell them what you are looking for and they will make suggestions for you. It is also a good idea to go on a multivitamin if you do not eat super healthy.
Taking time for yourself and doing things that you love, meditating on scripture and only thinking on the good things are very helpful for those days when nothing is right and your good, happy perspective is nowhere to be found.
So, it is really not the end… It’s just the beginning of a new season!