People talk about the "joys" of menopause but lately, my personal zone is feeling more like this:
Between sizzling unexpected hot flashes, annoying mood swings, and less-than-comfortable changes occurring during pre-menopause... there are times I'd like to put up caution tape and hide behind it.
I'm certainly not afraid of going through menopause and I do embrace this new chapter in my life, but let's face it, the body changes can be a real pain! So, until I see the light at the end of the tunnel, I covet the chance to find a little remedy to alleviate the harshness of some of the symptoms of menopause.
Like the cooling relief that Poise Roll-On Cooling Gel offered when I was heated up:
I first learned all about the Poise Roll-On Cooling Gel on the Walmart.com Poise Fab Five page along with four other menopause-friendly Poise products: Poise Body Cooling Towelettes, Poise Feminine Wash, Poise Panty Freshener, and Poise Personal Lubricant.
I also found some helpful info and commiseration from the Fab 5 ladies who are going through menopause and a $1 off coupon! Subsequently, I ran out to Walmart and picked up each one of the Poise Products along with some extras, including my favorite Poise liners. (You can see my full shopping journey here: https://plus.google.com/photos/110626780416241914200/albums/5788006020076295841)
All uber helpful products that address common menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, dryness, and odor from hormonal imbalance. I particularly think the Poise Panty Freshener is a wildly clever product. They are just a simple, discreet way to boost freshness and confidence on-the-go. I think they'll be handy for long hikes, camping trips, and to have available for any time I feel self-conscious about a change my body's going through.
I'm seriously thrilled that companies like Poise are finally openly discussing and developing products to help add alleviate the discomforts and "complications" that menopause can cause. This transitional period happens to so many, yet there seems to be this invisible caution tape around the subject as well as our changing bodies.
I'm maybe not shouting from the rooftops "yippee I'm perimenopausal!" but I think the more we are open about the subject, the symptoms, the off-kilter effects, and the realities of this life transition, the more relief we'll find in the middle and the better balance we will find in the end.
What do you think? Have you started to experience the joys of menopause? Are you apprehensive about the process? Do you have products or practices that offer you relief? I'd be delighted if you chimed in on the conversation!
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias Social Fabric Community. This shop has been compensated as a part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and Poise. #CBias #SocialFabric #PoiseFab5. All thoughts and opinions are that of Rural Mom.