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Menopause city ..home for the bewildered and sleepless

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by lamaddalena, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. impis

    impis New commenter

    That is an uncannily accurate description of what I do with my pillows. [and I agree that the memory foam ones are flat]
    My current peeve is that no matter how many books I put under the legs of the bed [on the one side only] the mattress still feels like its slanting and I'm gonna fall off. Feels like I'm sleeping downhill, when in actuallity, bloomin thing is probably slanting the opposite way. [due to the books]
  2. Oh good. Lil's back to normal/ish.
    Just the way we know and love you.
  3. I had my very own troll yesterday apparently, lilyinthefield.
    I was on and off this website all day (Mr L had me doing some of his spreadsheet work for him!) but note that the troll waited until I'd gone to make an appearance. As*shole.
  4. One thing I was recommended by a doctor was a Chillow Pillow -I know a few people who have found them quite a relief. They are some sort of spongey stuff, you fill it with cold water and can put it in the fridge for added effect (not the freezer, it would be a bit lumpy and give your ears frostbite....). Think the basic ones cost about £20-25. They have their own website.
  5. How desperate are we!!!!!!!!!!
  6. [​IMG]
    I have been reading again. Apparently it is the bedroom. It doesn't have fen shui. The head of my bed doesn't face north.
    So thats why all my energy is draining out. [​IMG]
  7. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

    And there was me thinking it was the hormones!
  8. When you say "facing", is this the right way round?

  9. Nope it's the top of your head that should face North.
    I googled to see if I should move my lovelly orchid that seems to thrive in the bedroom. My Mum use to say you couldn't have plants in the bedroom because they breathed in oxygen at night.
    I'm not sure NASA is right ? I'm sure my Mum knew more than NASA !
  10. You have to ask yourself just how much oxygen a single orchid is going to do you out of in one night....
    Am gutted to think of all my energy draining away because the bed's the wrong way round. Though I just showed this to Mr L and his cogent comment was "F*cking rubbish".
  11. Look Mr L some of us are desperate and will believe anything [​IMG]
    For example bed linen should be cotton as synthetic bedcovers cause static electricity upsetting your chi energy and you don't want that bouncing around !
    So I will have to ditch my synthetic duvet and get a silk duvet I think. Like I nearly bought in China but couldn't be asked to carry.
  12. Get her and her authentic Chinese silk duvet......
  13. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    Can I join in - I want you all as my friends! And I need advice, a new mattress some sleep before 6am - and do these sweats last for minutes, hours or a mix of both? My bed faces north - does that matter? I am 50, preiods as regular as clockwork in last 3 years (is that a meno sign because it's unusual for me?), get stressed to hell about driving in the snow, meeting new people, total lack of confidence - am I peri or fully?
    Joni xx

  14. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    Used to be an excellnt spellar tooo!
  15. Menopause is when your periods have stopped for a year. Unless you get another.
    Hot sweats at night are obviously peri-menopause (although I haven't had a period since September and they started in October) but I can't decide if this insomnia, mildly panicky fretting, and lack of interest in socialising or sex are part of the same thing, just lack of sleep or a slow decline into depression.
    If only I knew which magic pill to ask for!
  16. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

    Yes, but - as my dr keeps pointing out - you still have to Take Precautions.
  17. Stopped taking the tablets as the irratability at night is no better than the flushes, still = no sleep.
    Have just finished horrendous period and doctor is on holiday.
    Got an appointment for the ninth and no more messing I'm getting HRT.

  18. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    Does ache all over your back, neck and shoulders = irritability at night (as well as Mr.Jo's snoring and cuddles!) ?
  19. Irritability at night= feeling like you have too many arms and legs, or the ones you have are too long.
    Can't get comfortable and wake up what feels like every ten minutes.
    Am really sick of feeling tired all the time, having no energy and snapping at people for no good reason.
    I'ts a wonder I have any friends left.
  20. Same here. When I put my head on the pillow it feels like a sack of bricks.

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