← This morning’s face and hair after no sleep last night.
The dreaded hot flushes are back. This is the third time I’ve been afflicted. The other two times they disappeared when my period came back.
The most annoying part is that I wake up covered in sweat at least three or four times a night. As a former EXPERT sleeper, who never stirred until morning, I am finding broken sleep challenging. I’m tired and grumpy all the time. And as for sex … I can’t stand Duckfish anywhere near me, because he’s too hot and because a hot flush in the middle of shenanigans spoils the mood somewhat.
The worst part is that I’m trying to figure out what limiting beliefs I’m holding on to that is making my hormones go crazy. My mother, bless her, keeps telling me she had no symptoms of menopause at all. Surely I’m spiritually evolved enough to let all this nonsense go?
Frankly, I feel like I’m going slowly mad. Dr Google tells me hot flushes can continue for up to ten years. By then, I’ll be a single, argumentative old cat lady because fuck knows no one is going to want to put up with me. I can barely stand myself.
So to all you lovely ladies out there who are going through the same kind of experience — what gives you relief? Are there any viable alternatives to HRT?
No seriously … HELP!