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I am 48 and lately have been feeling very tired.  I went to the doctor and everything is fine.  I think this is related to menopause.  Do you have any suggestions on how to deal with this fatigue?

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      Rita Evans wrote Sep 20, 2019
    • Hi Diane, great question.

      I’m 56 now and went through the same thing ‘way back when’ estatic

      When I first starting noticing signs of fatigue, frustration, hair falling out, hot flashes and all the other wonderful symptoms of meno - PAUSE your life,  (lol)  I worked in a very hot factory; adding to the problems being experienced.  

      If it weren’t bad enough to experience the heat in this tin can, I was beginning to experience what seemed to be the mysterious “hot flashes” and fatigue that accompany this time in life.  

      Once I was pretty confident menopause was the culprit, I began seeking advice from as many older women as I could possibly get in front of.

      My basic question?
      “What should I know about menopause?”

      The answers varied, but I came away with some generally good advice.

      Here’s an overview:

      • You‘re old now. Get used to it.  
      • Hot flashes suck. Keep water and something to cool you down handy at all times.
      • Get fit and work out more.
      • Eat healthy energy boosting food often.
      • Keep water by the bed.
      • Keep a fan by the bed.  
      • You‘re going to sweat so much you soak the bed.
      • Get more sleep.

      BEST by far:

      • You will feel like you‘re going crazy.  

      Everyone around you will think you‘re going crazy and abruptly let you know they think you‘re going crazy.  

      • You‘re NOT going crazy.  

      Embrace that sh*t along with the knowledge and skills you have and conquer your dreams.  

      I love those old gals for that.  

      ...not crazy and conquering stuff!

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