I don’t understand how women going through perimenopause and those who are menopausal, yet still in the throes of this God awful thing are not beating their doctors over the head with a blunt instrument.
Honestly, how women going through the “change” are not locked up in an insane asylum or in jail , I don’t know, because I for one right now feel like I have entered hell.
For the past two weeks I have been experiencing constant hot flushes and night sweats and it is driving me to absolute distraction! I don’t know whether I’m just a wuss or that other women are just silent martyrs but this SUCKS and I am not ashamed to bitch and moan about it.
Bloody men! They have it SO damn good!
Maybe this is what the”secret womens business” of the Aboriginal people is all about? They get together and bitch,moan,weep and sweat together?
Each night I go to bed, dressed as lightly as possible, no matter the temperature and all night long I am stripping everything off, turning the fan on, getting up and getting a big drink because for some reason for me these hot flushes come with an insatiable thirst…Then I doze, until I feel freezing cold, so on go the covers and I curl up in a ball….doze….and then I’m freaking stinking hot and sweating and throwing everything off and THIRSTY again….repeat the same except this time my bladder wakes me up. Jesus Christ! How exasperating and exhausting!
We are due to go on a cruise next week – to the South Pacific islands again, and I am dreading it.
Already I am rearranging furniture in the cabin in my mind because there is no WAY I can sleep in the same bed as hubby (We sleep separately at home now) because as well as all his snoring, farting, chewing, talking, stealing the covers etc…he radiates this insanely hot body heat which WILL make me spontaneously combust when combined with my own.
I’m even contemplating taking a little spray bottle to douse myself in during the night seeing as there won’t be the luxury of a ceiling fan with remote. (Oh how I will miss THAT!) (If he snores too loudly too I’ll just give him a good squirt!)
I considered smuggling on my own fan to put on the bedside table, but I doubt they would allow me to bring it onboard. 😦
Seriously guys, I am desperate.
We will be having a cabin with doors that can open apparently but you can’t actually go out on the balcony…or maybe you can but it’s tiny and the lifeboats are right there. That’s ok, I don’t give a toss about the view… I just want good clean COLD air!
Geez…if hubby’s snoring gets to me and if I get hot and desperate enough I’ll climb into the damn lifeboat for the night!
Sneak up to the top deck and sleep in the pool? Maybe I’ll bring my own pool noodle so I don’t drown.
Even as I type the heat radiating from my laptop is causing another hot sweaty flash of misery.
Drinking a cup of tea makes me break out in a sweat!
Hot spicy food….alcohol….it all makes me BURN baby BURN!
This is INSANITY!!!!!
I do have a suspicion though that it is not only perimenopause but I feel slightly hyperthyroid too.
Oh this is lovely….going through the change as well as having a misbehaving thyroid!
Have I moaned enough?
Gaffaw, sorry love. You poor little Vegemite. Been there, done it and occasionally will have one. Not ‘noice’. Does hubby eat lots of veg ? Only reason as Mr. S didn’t really and he was like a furnace, he began to eat the veg more and now he isn’t a radiator. I’m sure you can go on your cruise, standing at the bow titanic style and let the ocean breeze go through your locks and sooth you…well hopefully. 🌊🏊🍷🍹
So less meat and he’ll cool down? I’ll tell him.
I just hope I don’t set the ships fire alarms off when the smoke starts drifting out my ears. 😦
Well it worked for Mr.S, don’t know how or why, but can only try. Let’s hope there’s no ear smoke 😞
Unfortunately I’m married to a total carnivore 😦
i’ve lived through that too, and it is hot night hell on earth. the aboriginal approach makes perfect sense to me.
Lived to tell the tale huh? So there IS light at the end of this furnace?
Hi Tracy 😀 I should leave your hormones at home to keep the house warm while you are away 😉 ❤
I wish I could just leave them behind. Bloody things 😦
There are some herbal things here in UK which are apparently very useful, my sister says. I am one of the lucky women who are in it but have hardly any symptoms….
The cruise will be so good, you will forget about the menopause… just enjoy the trip!
You ARE Lucky Ute. I have heard of the herbal remedies and I know some women swear by them. I have some bio identical estrogen cream that I am trying at the moment as I’m already on progesterone – which WAS working fabulously but I think it’s built up perhaps and caused my estrogen to drop. All such a delicate balancing act.
This, too, shall pass. Go ahead and moan as much as you like. Anyone who has been through it will understand. As for those who have not been through it, they can just …oh, wait, I can’t type that; my mother raised me not to curse.
I just saw this now 🙂 These days I do a lot of cursing in my head! And sometimes not in my head.
Still hot flushing away here.