I have been going through menopause for nearly seven years! The symptoms are entirely awful… I experience frequent sizzling flashes, and my body temperature skyrockets separate from warning, causing profuse dripping with sweat, discomfort and sporadically embarrassment.
The flashes occur most often at night, making it difficult to sleep.
I am also dealing with insomnia. Most afternoons, I toss and turn for hours. If I manage to fall asleep, I typically wake up five or six times per night and remain awake for long stretches. I’m sleepy the next day. It’s difficult to be productive at work. I’ve also observed that I’m more prone to moodiness and even a bit of depression since start menopause. I have more complications with migraines and dehydration. I never had a UTI in my life until these past few years. I now test positive for UTIs every six to nine months; Weight receive is another discouraging side-effect. I workout everyday for approximately sixty minutes. I focus heavily on high-intensity cardio such as jumping rope, lunge jumps, burpees or running. I am a vegetarian and entirely careful about what I eat. I avoid fast foods, processed foods and caffeine, and unfortunately, my metabolism has slowed down and created a softness around my middle that I’m not glad with. I’ve study up on multiple medicines available to treat menopause symptoms. They all come with really nasty side-effects that are worse than the symptoms. Instead, I’ve found relief through plant-based medicine. I shop at the local cannabis dispensary for a variety of natural products. The bund tenders are seriously knowledgeable and helpful. There are unusual strains that are targeted at combating insomnia, aches and pains, anxiety and all sorts of concerns. I appreciate vapes because they are simple, discreet and supply rapid onset of effects. I focus on those strains that are higher in CBD and lower in THC.