"He Who Must Not Be Named"
Okay, I have been off here for a bit, but going to catch you up the next few days. This entry is one I started typing on June 10th:
Lord Voldemort of sorts has entered our house. Those of you who follow Harry Potter are familiar with the term "He Who Must Not Be Named". This has a new purpose in our home. What does it now stand for?
Menopause!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And yes, it is a he because no woman would torment like this.
I have all of the symptoms, but maybe not... let me break it down for you.
Night Sweats-Yep I have those, although it is also listed as a side effect of a few of my perscriptions.
Anxiety-Yep, but I am a mom of two very busy boys, married to a guy working an average of 70+ hours a week...Why shouldn't I be?
Sleep Problems-Yep I have that. But that is also a side effect of medications and part of my previously discussed here depression. Besides good books can cause me not to sleep too.
Mood Changes-Duh! Could again be meds or depression, or the fact I live with three guys.
Weight Gain-Sad to say yes. Could be depression, lack of sleep, or all the concession stand foods we must eat going to or at games.
Thinning Hair/Dry Skin-Yes I have that.
Breast tenderness-OMG Yes! That doesn't begin to cover this symptom. Almost as bad as when pregnant. (Had a tubal so no Baby Stephens here.)
So I called a family meeting and stated we were NOT to say the word Menopause in our house. I wouldn't be responsible for the poor soul who mentioned it or said "Hey, I think that is the menopause talking..." If they like life they will tiptoe and avoid the topic.