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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it normal?

Many people ask me: Is it normal? Is it normal to experience sleep deprivation, brain fog and moodiness? Is it normal to have heavy bleeding, rage with the people you love the most or vertigo? Is it normal to experience anxiety, depression or low libido? We like to...

There is virtually no research on perimenopause.

One tour of “Dr. Google” and you will find lots of research on menopause. There is very little research on perimenopause. As Dr. Jerilynn Prior points out: That’s a shame because they are as different as chalk and cheese. CeMCOR is a...

Why 12 months?

Q: Why is menopause declared after 12 months without a period? What is so special about a year? A: Frankly, nothing. It’s just the time frame that a panel of experts agreed on. They could have picked 10 months or 14 months or 24 months, but they compromised on...

When to see your doctor

When should I see my doctor? Please check with your physician if you are having any of these symptoms or experiences: Very heavy bleeding with clots, or periods that last a week or more Frequent spotting between periods Bleeding with pain or fever Blood in your urine...

Relief for heavy flow

Heavy flow: another subject no one is talking about. Yet, 9 out of 10 women I’ve spoken with over the last couple of months have named it as their top (most common, most annoying, most frustrating!) concern of perimenopause. Changes in period/PMS is one of the...

5 key questions to improve (or even eliminate) brain fog

  Brain fog is a common complaint of women in perimenopause, and I can certainly relate. I was a self-employed, 39-year-old mother of two young children. I could not focus. I would write lists — and re-write lists — in fear of forgetting something. But all I...

Thanks Dr Oz!

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