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Are you in Peri-Menopause? (sorry guys, don’t look! LOL)

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Has your body over the last few years started to go a little (or a lot) wacky?  Feel like you’re falling apart but know you’re too young to feel this way?  In your 30’s or older?  Have several symptoms and they seem unrelated?  No, it’s not in your head.  It’s in your hormones!

The bad news is… this may be normal.  And the good news is… this may be normal.  Basically, it’s just like that saying “life happens.”

You, my friend, may be in… da da DA… (dramataic pause)……………  the early stages of perimenopause.  And you thought it couldn’t happen to you!

More good news though… you can help alleviate the symptoms you might be having, like this whopping list:

  • abdominal bloating
  • agoraphobia
  • aggression, anger, rage, resentment
  • alcoholism, particularly pre-menstrually
  • allergies
  • anxiety, nervousness, irrational fear
  • arthritis, joint and muscle pains
  • blood clots
  • breast tenderness
  • bruising and capillary breakage
  • chronic fatigue – muscular weakness, procrastination, exhaustion, tiredness, mental confusion, difficulty in getting up after enough sleep, lethargy
  • clumsiness
  • cold hands and feet
  • constipation
  • cracked heels
  • cravings, eating disorders, binges, inability to tolerate long intervals without food
  • cysts – breast and ovarian
  • dizziness
  • depression – loneliness, uselessness, endless crying, irrational behaviour
  • fibroids
  • guilt
  • hair loss and excessive facial hair
  • headache
  • hot flushes and night sweats
  • hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
  • hypothyroidism
  • incontinence
  • insomnia
  • irregular menstrual flow, heavy or light flow
  • irritability
  • lack of self confidence and esteem
  • libido loss
  • memory loss
  • mood swings and irritability
  • nails – flaking, brittle and weak
  • osteoporosis
  • palpitations
  • panic attacks
  • personality changes
  • skin problems-dry skin and early ageing of the skin
  • sleep disturbances
  • tension
  • urinary tract infections, cystitis
  • vaginal thinning, dryness and itching
  • violence-verbal and physical
  • violent dreams
  • weight gain
  • water retention
Yes, it is glorious to be a woman… ;) 

It just doesn’t get much better than that! *smile*

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All kidding aside… if you have many of these symptoms… it could be worth your while to consider using progesterone cream.  Look for a brand that lists the amount of progesterone, and it should say “Progesterone USP” NOT “wild yam root”.   Wild Yam Root needs to be converted to  progesterone, in a lab… our bodies can’t just take wild yam and convert it.  So be aware of that.  I personally use a brand by Emerita called  Pro-Gest.  I began using it a few months ago, when my thyroid symptoms got worse… to my surprise, I found that the signs of estrogen dominance are almost identical in SEVERAL ways to hypothyroidism!  So, after being put on a small dose of synthroid, and still having the same problems, and the doctors saying I was “normal” … I decided to give progesterone a try.  In some ways my body is still adjusting so not everything is “fixed” but I have seen several things that ARE being “fixed” such as my problems sleeping at night, mood swings, tough PMS symptoms, painful periods,, menstrual migraines, (and amazingly even my gluten intolerance has gotten better, and I really don’t understand that at all but HEY I am not complaining!)

For an amazing article, check out http://www.progesteronetherapy.com/peri-menopause.html#axzz1uVAZWOx2  and it will give you a lot of really good info.  The whole site is incredibly helpful.   This article will explain more in detail about the effects of perimenopause on your body and how progesterone cream can help you.
So smile, it *will* get better! :) 
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Using Lingerie to Spice It Up in the Bedroom!

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Women love lingerie… and men love their women to be WEARING lingerie. Both sides win. Women get to feel sexy, like a goddess… and men get to LOOK at their women like a goddess. Who doesn’t want that!? :)

There are so many types of lingerie to choose from… sweet, innocent, almost angelic… to bolder, even naughty.

Which type is for you?

What if I said… all of it?

First things first… don’t be afraid to step a little out of your comfort zone. A lady who is shy, quiet and meek on the outside can turn into a naughty mistress in the bedroom! Trying new things and new styles of lingerie can be just the thing to spice up a romantic encounter… whether your relationship is still new, or maybe you’ve been together for years. Sex between people who love each other is a beautiful thing… don’t be afraid to get a little adventurous. Men crave that adventure and fantasy… and you can be his fantasy woman, just by changing a few things you wear in the bedroom.

Teddies, baby dolls and bustiers are always a hit. They are always sexy, and always fashionable. Anything with garters is especially pleasing, and don’t forget to add the thigh-hi’s. If you’ve never experimented with these before, I highly recommend them. It makes you feel sexy underneath, and if you give your guy a hint of “what you’re wearing” … it will drive him crazy all day, thinking about seeing you wearing it tonight! If you doubt what I’m saying… just try it! ;)

When shopping for thigh-hi’s, if you plan to use them with garters, I recommend buying the ones that are especially for use with them. Sometimes the elastic-banded ones don’t come out looking the way we like and make a tight roll across the top. Thigh-hi’s that are made for wearing with garters are not tight on the leg (the garters keep them up) and will present a more attractive appearance.

There are many materials and fabrics. Leather (pretty pricey but worth it), vinyl, fishnet, lace, satin. It all works!

Accessories are always good so don’t underestimate them. Don’t forget to add things like feathers and edible massage oils. These really add a touch of hotness that both of you will enjoy! Lacy gloves… jewelry… heels… go all out and he will go crazy with desire for you!

Even if you feel out of your element… you may even feel a little strange, because it feels so unlike you… but give it a try. Be his fantasy girl. Even if you feel like your body type isn’t perfect, or if you wonder what he would want… you might be pleasantly surprised. Men just love sexy. Period! And when their woman is being sexy just for them, that’s even better!

One thing I would like to mention here… a woman who FEELS sexy… IS sexy. It’s a confidence thing. If you’re strutting around all day wearing something super sexy underneath, it makes you feel sexy and special. Which would make you feel more like a vibrant sexy woman… a lacy black bra and matching lace panties… or granny panties? ;)

A woman who feels sexy on the inside can’t help but exude it on the outside to others. People notice. It increases her sense of self, her femininity… her sexuality. It’s a way we can celebrate being the sexy woman that we are. Every woman has sex appeal… sometimes she just doesn’t know how to let it out. Wearing a little sexy something underneath can help bring it out, in a subtle but sure way.

So go ahead… have fun with it! Try something a little out of the ordinary and feel like a goddess! Make a sexy, romantic memory that both of you will never forget. :)