Menopause - The Change: No More Periods...
If you believe, as we do (to a certain degree), what they're saying - that 50 is the new 30 - then what better time in the history of women to go through menopause?! You can look great, feel great, all the while not having periods.
Menopause gets a bad rap, mocked and joked about much like its little sister PMS. Now, true, if you're experiencing perimenopause or menopause, you know - all too well - that there can be some less than pleasant days: uncontrollable hot flahses at exactly the wrong time and worst place, mood swings that you could never have imagined (even if PMS was a past pest), waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat (who turned the heat on...oh! the a/c is on!), just to name a few of the symptoms you may experience.
But this aside, menopause, or the "change of life" at it is often called, can actually be a fantastic stage in life, if not the very best.
Consider some of the many advantages to menopause - life without a period!:
NO MORE PERIODS. It's the definition of menopause: menstruation stops completely. So if you've ever lamented your period and its monthly intrusion, rejoice: the witch is, well, dead and, ding-dong, she isn't coming back!
No more periods means no more feminine protection. No need to worry anymore about having supplies on-hand. No more leak concerns. More money in your pocket!
No more periods means no more ovulation. By menopause, when periods have completely stopped, our egg supply is depleted. Spontaneity in intimacy like never before, assuming your libido and you are interested.
No more OPKs, no more HPTs. More money saved.
No need for birth control. Cha-ching!
Wear what you want when you want without having to worry about your period interfering.
No more planning around your period, or changing plans due to your period.
No more cramps. No more PMS symptoms. We agree if you're thinking these are replaced by menopause symptoms, but for many women, these abate after a few years (as opposed to 40 years of periods and period symptoms).
The permanent absence of having a period is a windfall! Having survived 40 years of monthly cycles, Menopause is a right of passage into women's next phase - and a new found freedom from periods!