Brain fog. Hot flashes. Thinning hair. These are some of menopause’s best-known symptoms — and they don’t exactly make this life transition sound like much to look forward to.
But there’s no need to fear menopause. After all, many, many others have gone through “the change” before you — and have come out stronger on the other side. Life after menopause brings its benefits, too. No more period cramps! No more pregnancy scares! No more worrying about spotting on your favorite summer dress!
So how can we best prepare for menopause? How long does menopause last, and when does menopause end? What symptoms should we be watching out for, and what new freedoms can we look forward to?
We’re sharing the good, bad, and ugly here, so you know exactly what to expect.
The Things Most Women Don’t Know About Menopause
First, let’s get the basics down. How long does menopause last? Menopause is marked by the day you’ve gone 12 consecutive months without a period. It usually happens in our early fifties, but the persnickety symptoms associated with menopause start happening a few years before that, during the transition time called perimenopause.
Throughout both perimenopause and menopause, you’re likely to experience a variety of symptoms related to the change in your body’s hormone levels. Many of these — like night sweats or weight changes — are well-known, so we’ll stick to discussing four of the lesser-known concerns that you may be wondering about.
You feel like a raging bitch — or an anxious wreck
One of the well-known signs of menopause is moodiness, which many interpret to mean low moods or sadness. But menopause-related symptoms can trigger emotions that run the gamut, from serious irritation that makes you want to yell at everyone you meet to intense anxiety that makes you want to avoid people altogether.
Knowing that the weirdly intense feelings that come up are likely just due to hormonal changes may be enough to help you keep your cool. But if you find your moods are swinging wildly and want to get back to feeling better, faster, Revelry Day Capsules may a good natural remedy to help calm your nerves.
You count sheep all night
From TikTok trends to the new season of Euphoria, there’s a lot keeping us up way too late at night. Changing hormone levels, though, can throw an extra wrench into your sleep schedule, preventing you from falling asleep — or staying asleep after you actually do manage to doze off.
To get some healthy Zzzs, you can try better sleep hygiene like not looking at screens an hour before bedtime or creating a relaxing evening routine. A natural sleep aid like Revelry Night Capsules may also help you nod off more quickly while keeping symptoms like night sweats at bay.
You start dreading sex
Your sex life is likely to change during perimenopause and menopause. This is partly because your desire for sex can decrease — and partly because physical changes can leave sex feeling less than sexy. Vaginal dryness, for example, is a menopause-related symptom that can make sex more painful than pleasurable.
Luckily, you don’t have to take the pain with pleasure — unless you like a little pain with pleasure, in which case, no judgment! But to get rid of unwanted chafing in your lady parts, products like Revelry Intimacy CBD Oil may act as a natural lube to smooth out your bedroom fun.
You forget where you put your keys — and everything else, too
You decide to ask Siri, “how long does menopause last” — except as soon as you pick up your phone, you forget, well, why you picked up your phone. Forgetfulness — and fuzzy thinking in general — is a well-known symptom of menopause, so don’t let your newfound spaciness freak you out.
Keeping your mind and memory sharp through this transition time is possible. Try fun games like Wordle, solve good old-fashioned crossword puzzles, or opt for natural supplements like Revelry Day Capsules that may help clear away the brain fog.
Education is Key to Conquering Menopause
It’s surprising how little menopause is talked about in our culture. Many people don’t know the answer to even simple questions like how long menopause last — a worrying gap in knowledge when we consider the millions of people who go through it each year.
At Revelry, we’re working to educate through our menopause blog, The Way We See It. Knowledge is power, and we want to empower women by making it easier for them to learn about both the facts and fiction of menopause. Knowing about this time in our lives will help each of us make the best decisions for our well-being.
Menopause Symptom Relief — Revelry Cannabis
Though menopause-related symptoms can be annoying and disruptive, relief is at hand. And when we say relief, we mean true relief — not bulky ice packs or messy creams that are troublesome to incorporate into our routines. We deserve help that blends in seamlessly with the lives we want to live.
At Revelry Cannabis, we offer a line of products — all-natural and hormone-free — to help boost your day-to-day quality of life and amp up your sex life. Best of all, Revelry’s products work not just on their own but also alongside other menopause treatment regimens, whether homeopathic or pharmaceutical.
Are You Ready to Join Our Rebellion?
Just remember: If you’re experiencing menopause symptoms, you don’t have to suffer alone — or suffer at all! Browse through The Way We See It to get up to speed on what’s going on with you and your body — and get thee to a dispensary to pick up the Revelry products that best fit your unique needs.
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