Could It Be...Perimenopause?: How Women 35-50 Can Overcome Forgetfulness, Mood Swings, Insomnia, Weight Gain, Sexual Dysfunction, and Other Telltale Signs of Hormonal Imbalance
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Could It Be...Perimenopause?: How Women 35-50 Can Overcome Forgetfulness, Mood Swings, Insomnia, Weight Gain, Sexual Dysfunction, and Other Telltale Signs of Hormonal Imbalance

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A groundbreaking & definitive guide to alleviating the symptoms most women experience during the decade before menopause. With a clear & compassionate discussion of both physical & emotional issues, Dr. Goldstein shows women how to exchange the chronic subtle & not-so-subtle symptoms of perimenopause for greater vitality & health.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Little, Brown and Company
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Karla (Mossy Love Grotto)
I skimmed the parts that really either had no bearing on my personal situation or didn't interest me, but for what I DID read....talk about a load off my mind. Since July 2010, when my cycle went all wonky and 3 weeks out of 4 I felt like utter crap, I thought I was going crazy. Bloated, crabby, inexplicable muscle aches everywhere, headaches galore, constipation... Yeah, TMI, but there it is. The period that was predictable and mildly inconvenient before was becoming a 2-3 week long odyssey of...more
Kerrie
Well I'm glad to see that I'm not the only woman in her late thirties who was starting to wonder if the constant memory loss was Alzheimers. The other day I totally blanked on a password I enter multiple times a day.

Hormones are powerful little fuckers, and at this stage of life when they decide to pile onto the biological roller coaster and have their little joyride that lasts years, well... you're kind of a hostage to the whole ordeal. It sucks.

Goldstein has written a wonderful layman-level co...more
Gaijinmama
Feb 21, 2012 Gaijinmama rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: women aged 35 to 50
Shelves: nonfiction, self-help
I found this book out of sheer desperation...my body has really been kicking my butt since I turned 40. It was definitely a relief to know that other women go through this Change before the Change. I'm not thrilled that I may continue to go through it for a WHOLE DECADE.....AAAAARGH!! but the book was reassuring.
Warning, for those like me who are reluctant to take the Pill or hormones, the author definitely comes down on the side of modern medical science. I think he was kind of dismissive of n...more
Carolyn
A fun sort of reference book. But having started to read it while in the throes of menopause, I couldn't focus on it and never finished it (there's irony for you), was pretty much through with actual menopause by the time I got around to deciding to mark it "Read" on Goodreads.
Shannon
Helpful, too!
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