Am I Meanapausal or just HOT?

These winter mornings are so pleasant. I wake up on clouds of coolness. This is a real change for me. In the warmer seasons, an unpleasant warmness wakes me up. Who am I kidding, the seasons have nothing to do with my wakeful warm flashes. I don’t necessarily get hot flashes. My meanopausal symptoms just include perpetual warmness. I do have other less than pleasant symptoms, but this waking up hot is my least favorite. I will leave the others unmentioned! The am isn’t the only time of the day that I feel hot,  it is just the worst. I really hate waking up like that.  The next step in my day is the shower. This presents a problem for me. I only like hot showers, you see. The problem…, it makes me hotter. So, after drying off, I have to wait for the body temperature to come below spontaneous combustion. Then comes the blow dryer. See the problem? Now it is time to get dressed. As I step into my closet , I mentally curse my builder for not putting an air conditioning vent in there. If I ever build another house, I’m hiring a menopausal woman contractor. There would be vents in every room and every closet. I may put several vents in my closet!

 I work in an air-conditioned office and live in air-conditioned house. How in the world did my grandmothers survive these southern summers before air conditioning? I don’t even need warm sweaters in the winter. No, ma’am. These days I wear the sleeveless long cardigans that are so popular. Meanopausal, I meant menapausal women get a bad rap about their crankiness. We are cranky because we are HOT all the time! Are you feeling my pain? How do you deal with your meanopausal symptoms?Which makes you the most cranky?

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About Debbie

I have been married for 20 years to a Yankee, have two great kids, a fun and funny Southern family, and a whole bunch of friends. I try to enjoy the journey!
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8 Responses to Am I Meanapausal or just HOT?

  1. karin Krikorian says:

    I have moved on from the hot flashes to the “hot burning face and neck”. I have read that because estrogen levels are falling, the bodies thermostat is messed up( to put it in layman’s terms.) The hot flashes and hot face are actually the body’s attempt to cool you down…..FAIL. There are many other great symptoms to look forward each day.

    • Debbie says:

      Great to see you here Karin! Are we having fun yet? Throw in the parenting of teens and it’s a wonder we don’t blow a gasket!

  2. Diane says:

    Oh, I feel your pain. I go from freezing to feeling like I am about to spontaneously combust numerous times throughout the day. When the fire roars, I start peeling off layers of clothing and shouting “Aren’t you guys hot?” to anyone within earshot. Luckily this has only occurred in my home and usually only down to a tank top. If it starts to happen in public, then we’ve got a problem.

    Love the title of your post by the way. Too funny!

  3. Oh my goodness—I get what you mean! I do not have hot flashes per se yet……I do, however, enjoy the continuing night sweats when I wake up sweat drenched. My husband will reach over to snuggle and say “Why are you so hot and sweaty?” To which I snarl—”Because I am a woman!”. Sigh. I would be happy to not have this but I suspect it is only the beginning…..

    • Debbie says:

      Sometimes I feel like a fat rendering! In the early stages, it comes and goes..starts with the night time sweats. I end up nearly naked in the morning and not interested in any hanky panky either!

  4. Stay healthy Deb. If you become diabetic like so many of us, just when you think no more hot flashes you have them on and off forever.

    • Debbie says:

      Connie, you are doing so great with your new “diet” Way to go! I can’t bear to think this ain’t getting any better!