Re: Fibro and menopause
ahh menopause. those beloved sweats at the worst possible times. the headache and body aches. ahh, the memories. giggle. if you are young try a year on estrace. had mine at 29. i am well into my 50's now and natural meno is almost over. much easier than the one after surgery.
keep towells by the bed and an extra pillow for night sweats. sleep nude. have uncarpeted floor you can put naked feet on during the day. winters just go outside barefoot. your feet control body heat. there are many natural estrogens. it's either yams or sweet potatoes that are loaded with natural estrogen. hey, it's been years. giggle.
wear tops with lower necklines, no turtle necks or tee shirt necklines. forget stockings. socks come off faster.
right now your brain is sending hormones to your ovaries. only one is gone and not responding so your brain produces more hormones. it makes your brain feel totally off. that's why i did the estrogen. my counts were off the charts. my brain was cranking out the hormonal message and no one was home to receive it.
fibro is what it is. i take no meds for it. i have massages, meditate, eat healthy, respect my body, thank her every day, have a hot tub, and most important i have learned to adapt to health changes. yes i am in pain every day. you can get used to anything and i have. it seldom stops me and when it does i respect that and rest.
i do not get angry or afraid. those emotions feed into fibro and pain is the result. i relax, remind myself it will pass and return. i will have good days and difficult days. that is my life now. so, i make the best of it.
in the process of changing more things in my life to adapt to a new illness. it's sad and fun.
when faced with something you cannot control peace lies in self education and adaptation to the situation.