A Strange Period.: Insights into the Bizarre Experiences of Perimenopausal Women

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iUniverse, Dec 8, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 180 pages
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Surprising, funny, and reassuring information about the subtle and not-so-subtle experiences that comprise the Journey from regular periods, to anything but regular periods, to the end of periods. Period. WARNING: This book is intended for hormonally-challenged women only and may be offensive and/or downright appalling to younger or male audiences.

READ AT YOUR OWN RISK !

Could it be that the odd physical, mental, emotional, and sexual experiences you have recently noticed are related to menopause, even if you feel like you can't possibly be old enough yet? They could be if you are in perimenopause - the time of hormonal fluctuation leading up to menopause. To put it bluntly, you know you are perimenopausal when:

• The only other viable alternatives are that you are pregnant, crazy, going through puberty again, and/or have early dementia.

• You've had times when you can't figure out the right amount to tip, get lost in your own neighborhood, or feel like you are an impostor in your own life.

• You can honestly use the saying, "not by the hair of my chinny chin chin."

• The phrase, "I laughed so hard J almost wet my pants" turns into, "I laughed so hard I wet my pants" - and you didn't laugh all that hard.

• You talk about your hairy a++hole, and you're not referring to your husband.

• You've been looking for a good way to work not-so-feminine itching and the proliferation of pubic hair in non-pubic places into polite conversation.

• You have, at least once, gotten so hot that you seriously considered completely stripping off every single piece of your clothing in a public place.

• Or, you have 1/2 the energy, but need 2-times the exercise to stay in shape; want sex 1/2 as much, just when it takes your guy 2-times as long; and have 1/2 the periods, but they are 2-times as bothersome.

 

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Contents

THEY JUST DONT MAKE EM LIKE THEY USED TO
11
You Arent Imagining It Surprising Physical Changes
35
Youve Got to be Kidding Me Shocking Physical
55
Perimenopausal Treatment
69
Deciding What is Right forYou
75
Is There a Hole in My Head? Your Perimenopausal Mind
87
Who Am I? Who Who Who Who? Your Perimenopausal
103
Exploring Options
109
To Feel Like Yourself Again
115
Too Hot to Trot Your Perimenopausal Sex Life
121
Partners Perspective on Perimenopause
135
Perimenopause
149
Who Ya Gonna Call?
162
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Cindy Singer is the founder of MASK (Mothers of Asperger's Syndrome Kids) and an active participant in Mothers of Bipolars (affectionately known as "The MOB"). Sheryl Gurrentz is the author of The Guilt-Free Guide to Your New Life as a Mom, a National Parenting Publications Gold Parenting Resource Award winner. They both live in Denver, Colorado.

Cindy Singer is the founder of MASK (Mothers of Asperger's Syndrome Kids) and an active participant in Mothers of Bipolars (affectionately known as "The MOB").

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