Because I’m going through it as I write this and know how miserable it makes me feel at times. You won’t ever know what it’s like until you’ve been there…promise!! And, perhaps you may never have it as bad as some of us have.
Here are 10 things Never to say to Menopausal Women:
Is it really that bad?
Why are you sweating…it’s not hot in here?
Oh, I’ve had hot flashes before…no big deal.
What’s wrong now?
All you have to do is exercise and that weight will come off.
Why are you in such a bad mood?
I went through menopause but don’t remember it being that bad.
If you quit stressing, you won’t get hot flashes?
I eat well and exercise daily so I will not have a problem with menopause. (Oh, really!)
I never thought I would gain as much weight as I have until I hit menopause. Honestly, I thought my bone structure wouldn’t allow me to gain much weight…but boy was I wrong. I gained 20 lbs in about 1-1/2 years. And now, I’m having a hard time getting it off.
awful, but happens to us all in some form or another.
MANopause in men…I know – my husband has it !
real, talk to your friends about it…don’t be embarrassed or ashamed.
different for ever woman. My mom did not have hot flashes at all.
bothersome and a hot flash can last 3-5 minutes…maybe longer. Waiting it out is all you can do. Get a FAN!
One thing I want more than ever is to have a good night’s sleep!!
What about you….do you suffer from menopause or no someone who does? Let me know about it. Thanks. If you’ve got something to add to my list….tell me….I’ll add it!!