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and the plot thickens.......

As if my challenges with three teenagers isn't enough.... lately I have been rocked by perimenopause  mood changing symptoms.... the kind that make pms seem like the good old days.   I am only relieved by the 'hot flashes' that dampen the back of my neck, relieved because this additional symptom makes me realize that maybe the vision I have of my relationships that are nearest and dearest to me, aren't really as bad and ungrateful as they honestly seem at the time.

My judgement feels so off, and I take the smallest comment all the way to heart, as if each word spoken by others, or even an expression offered up, feels like a relationship defining moment. Over sensitive, and I mean REALLY oversensitive...... thats me.

I almost completely reeled off on a saleswoman who mentioned her earrings would " complete my outfit", how dare her!!!!  My outfit would have been completely ruined by her ridiculous, self serving, styleless suggestion!!!  Luckily I was able to squelch my misplaced rage at her mere suggestion, but it did make me realize I needed to go home and put myself to bed!!!  I did this not only for my benefit but all of those poor souls around me!!!

I wonder when it will be safe to come out?

wishing you love and joy as you style your life!

thanks for stopping by 

p.s.  I sure would love to hear form anyone with similar situations, hint.... I'm really hoping this just doesn't happen to me???


  1. sorry. Sounds like a tough day. Such a wise decision to put yourself to bed...I need to do that more often. You aren't the only one.
    xo Jana

  2. See, now for me, the hot flashes are the worst. I just want to strip off all my clothes and stand in front of the open refrigerator. But with 4 children (2 teenagers and 2 young adults) still in the house, I have been advised not to do that. So, for now, I oblige.

  3. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! So glad to hear I'm not alone, thanks so much for sharing my dears!!!

  4. Christy's comment is cracking me up!! :) Oh, man can I relate to the sensitivity. Even though my sensitivity has stemmed from other glandular stuff, I've been convinced at times that people hate me. It's crazy!

    Have you ever read the book What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause by Dr. John Lee? Several people I know have benefited greatly from it! Just thought I'd pass along the info! :)

  5. Thank heavens it is not just me then, grumpy (hot) old lady followed by teenage mood swings and tropical moments, isn't ageing a blast! It is easier that my husbands working away, but when he comes home for a surprise weekend and you just want to shout at him, you end up feeling worse than ever. Any tips to help would be good, I will look into that book today. Good luck ladies this can last for up to fifteen years...Maybe that's where all the anger comes from, hehe. Have wonderful week honey and here is to cool and calm. axx

  6. I am nearing the end of all of the craziness that peri-menopause presents. When I went through it I had no idea what it was. It was pretty ugly at times, though, I look back and feel so bad, but what can you do?
    I think it helps just to know that you are not alone in it. I have never had the hot flashes, thank God, I have just generally been warmer than everyone around me. The best part is yet to come for you gals, NO MORE PERIODS!!! Your body and emotions will settle down, dear girl, keep your head up and go to bed if it gets too bad. You have a perfectly good excuse...tell your family it's either that or spend the rest of your life in prison for murder. Which do they want?!
    BIG Hugs, Cindy

  7. I'm over seventy and still have HOT FLASHES! I went into menopause at forty-eight. There is nothing that can be done. Absolutely nada, zip! On the upside, hot flashes are not terminal. I'll take my sweaty, red face any day over something dire and terminal. It's a matter of perspective.