i've been googling like crazy to get some info about what to do. i just checked out MORE online and they actually have a few articles i'll read tonight. i saw this one http://www.more.com/menopause-memory...ormone-therapy
and it gave a brief summary but not alot about the side effects. when my friend said, "takes the edge off" i was like, that is exactly what i need! i should trust my friend since she is in the medical field but i always have the need to research everything! but that is how i discovered you guys on 3 fat Chicks on a diet/MRC so happy i do research!! i like what teacherlady said this weekend about she can tell her "community" anything :-) and we all share and get great support and advice. :-)
My mom used to take a little nerve pill - LOL! and had no side effects...hmmm...wonder what that was...eldavil or something like that and she was the happiest person i know! a little bit crazy like me who always talks before thinking!! i saw HRT may cause weight gain and i was like OH H*** NO! i'm going to step up the exercise too.
i have two older sisters, one is 10 yrs older and one is 7 years older. they told my DH that it never ends! oh, lawd! my friend has a tiny battery operated fan she carries around in her purse for the hot flashes. my main problem is the anxiety and not sleeping well :-(
i think the weight lifting at the gym would really help (i used to love weight lifting) and i think Yoga would teach me some relaxation exercises. plus keep me from obsessing about work all the time and stop work at a reasonable hour...i work out of the house and will just keep working alot of times till my DH gets home 8ish...