Surviving Menopause is a hub for all things related to menopause symptoms, remedies (natural and man-made), coping techniques and tips and tricks. I found that while there is a lot of infirmation on the web about menopause from Wikipedia to major health networks such as the Mayo Clinic, there is no single point where anyone can go that will organize and present the information in a manner that is categorized and easily searchable. My goal is to create that hub, a central place to come for links to facts, research, treatments, remedies while providing and platform for people like me who are dealing with this on a daily basis to chime in and share experiences. I will not provide medical information, diagnosis, or promote any product unless I have personal experience with it. My intention is simply to research, collect and present the information out there in a user friendly format, which I found sorely lacking in the my travels on the web looking for information on the subject.
I am a 48 year old female, I am married and have 2 teenage boys. The past year has been tough for me. I had a lot of changes and happenings in my life that made me feel like I was on a constant rollercoaster ride. I also started having a lot of hormonal changes. Blood work at my annual gyno visit confirmed that my hormone levels were in the “pre-menopausal” range. Actually, this was no surprise because I have been experiencing severe symptoms of all kinds. I literally felt like an alien at times. But can this be? I am too young for this. So I started researching the internet for clues, answers, anything. I did learn a lot from my research which I will share with you. Some of the symptoms I was having I didn’t even know are related to menopause.
I was kind of disappointed with the internet sites. Most were just medical sites that gave information but not support. I could not find a site that just “spoke to me” and comforted me. So I guess I had a vision one day to create such a site. I really wanted to be different & exchange valid information with other women, but also to be funny, even sarcastic about these changes, but still provide comfort, ideas, coping skills, etc. So I am embarking on this journey and not sure where it will lead. I hope to be successful, but do fear the unknown. Call it what you will, a midlife crisis, hormone craziness, whatever, but I am moving forward.
For the time being, I am keeping my identity a secret mainly because I think a lot of people that know me may think I have totally lost my mind by embarking on this adventure to create this site. But, I feel really passionate about this and in my heart I know I must at least try to pursue this dream.
I hope you enjoy the information presented here. Feel free to contact me with any suggestions on what subjects to write about, products you have experience with or any other ideas about how we can make this site better.