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Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

PeriMenopause: All Answers Here & Portable Too!

As I lay in a complete pool of sweat covering my head, neck and back, I couldn't help but ask one question. Why? The breaking of my normal sleep pattern, a pattern that I've enjoyed for most of my life (for ALL of my life for that mattter!), just did NOT figure into wha...
As I lay in a complete pool of sweat covering my head, neck and back, I couldn't help but ask one question. Why? The breaking of my normal sleep pattern, a pattern that I've enjoyed for most of my life (for ALL of my life for that mattter!), just did NOT figure into what I pictured for myself and my husband nearing our 'middle' years. After hearing about this book, I immediately picked it up to read, hoping for an answer, a link to this 'persistent problem', maybe even A SOLUTION. I didn't expect much because I had already consulted the best MDs & gynecologists in the state. I was told these gems: 'lazy ovaries', 'you'll get over it', 'hey, it is just a passing thing' and the most common gem, 'you are just too young for menopause'! Desperate, alone, I sought the advice of any older woman I felt comfortable talking to and I received the same answer. 'oh, I just breezed through that' or 'I don't know if I had any symptoms or not'. Fabulous, THAT generation was really without access to knowledge and publications. Why am I finding this to be difficult for me too? After realizing that almost any magazine about women has had an article on the 'new' perimenopause, I decided to follow-up and re-read those articles more closely. It was then that I found Ann Louise. This book was my first purchase on the subject of PERIMENOPAUSE.....and it is my bible to the bodily changes all women go through, but do not talk to one another about! even today!! I immediately followed all of her suggestions, spent the money on MY OWN HEALTH, and can now say that I am symptom free and on a new road of life--the one I did picture! I enjoy freedom from very severe,constant& shocking symptoms. A.L. Gittleman hit my problem dead-on and lifted me straight up!!!! I go everywhere with her book. A great book to pass on to a younger girlfriend or daughter!

posted by Anonymous on March 9, 2000

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I would recommend choosing another book on Perimenopause. This particular book was great in telling you about the symptoms that you are experiencing but not at all helpful in helping you to understand why or what can be done. The book read like an edvertisement for all ...
I would recommend choosing another book on Perimenopause. This particular book was great in telling you about the symptoms that you are experiencing but not at all helpful in helping you to understand why or what can be done. The book read like an edvertisement for all of the herbs and vitamins that could be purchased through a particular vendor. I was really disappointed as I am on a fixed income and could have purchased other books that would have been much more helpful.

posted by 329895 on March 30, 2009

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