Perimenopause Can SUCK IT #14: Scratch That Itch

Perimenopause is a wild ride, as we have seen HERE  and HERE and, aw hell, just know it’s W-I-L-D! We’ve got mood swings, weight gain, muscle loss, joint pain, insomnia, sexual adjustments (oh my!)…GAA!…it just keeps on comin’, no matter how many times we tell ourselves the worst is almost over. One of the lesser […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #13: Take a Beat

Lucky #13! I know it doesn’t feel lucky, but if you’ve made it this far in your life, far enough to experience perimenopause, you’re one of the lucky ones.  It means you lived long enough to come to a new chapter in your life, you get to turn the page, to enter into your new […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #12: Is This The New Me?

THIS: CAVEAT UNO: The following post will contain unladylike words, as The German would say.  This will serve as your only warning.  On the upside, perhaps a new drinking game is afoot with every “Bitch!” I utter. Perimenopause (#s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11) is a bitch (drink!).  […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #10: Losing Muscle Mass

As we age, we lose muscle mass.  It’s a natural occurring process known as sarcopenia, a diagnostic term derived from two Latin words, “sarco” for muscle, and “penia” for wasting. For women, this muscle mass reduction and the overwhelming symptoms of perimenopause such as crashing fatigue, depression and hormone loss, can lead to weight gain.  […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #8: Negating the Negative

Oh, perimenopause, you are a cruel mistress.  How do you sucketh? Let me count the ways: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7.  Dang, that’s a whole lotta suck. Most women know that perimenopause can start in their 30s (THE HORROR!) and continue on until their 50s (THE HORRIBLE HORRORS!).  What you may not know […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #7: The Kegel Edition

CAVEAT: Some material within may not be safe for work, as it contains frank talk about lady’s Southern regions. Yep, perimenopause can still suck it.  She’s hanging around, trying my last nerve some days, but today we’re gonna beat her back with Kegels. You either just groaned, giggled or rolled your eyes.  My kinda readers! […]

Perimenopause Can Suck It #6: A Waning Libido

The Perimenopause Can Suck It series is one of the most popular on this site.  I’d like to believe it’s because we’re all either on the crazy train or about to board.  Either way, you can gain useful information within these posts to use when the the doors slam shut and there’s no getting off […]

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