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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Cooling Off


Super radiant heat flowing through my body can be immensely inconvenient.
 The heat feels like I am being infused with a hot hot liquid. It occurs at the worst of times, like when I am speaking to a stranger, or our pastor, or shopping with my husband. Then I get wiggly and irritated from the heat. I am convinced I appear quite odd. Or…odder than usual. Menopause is the cause. Not for me being odd but for my extraordinary flashes of heat. The withdrawal of that important hormone estrogen from a women's body causes the cessation of periods, the inability to reproduce, and the onset of menopause and what is commonly known as hot flashes.

There is help for my super radiant heat now. I gently place Poise Cooling Towelettes on my pulse points, at my wrists and neck, and the towelettes instantly provide a cooling sensation. The Poise Cooling Towelettes are easily kept in my purse. I have had these samples for about a week now and I can whip out my Poise Cooling Towelettes at the first inkling of a hot flash. I keep a second pack of towelettes, that I purchased, on my bedside table because night sweats are always a possibility too. 



If you are not aware of it by now, I am a Registered Nurse and drift into medical speak at times (it's my default language when I talk about sex). Vaginal dryness can make intimacy difficult and even painful. Fess up, you know we all want to have great sex. Poise provides a Personal Lubricant that gives long lasting lubrication that can result in increased intimacy (yes, I've tried it). Poise Personal Lubricant is made without fragrance, glycerin, or parabens. Proper lubrication can be a game changer. Let's enter into intimacy, with our partners, with confidence.


Fifty million women across North America are approaching or are in menopause. They may experience some or all of the symptoms of menopause. These symptoms include hot flashes, night sweats, painful intercourse, increased anxiety or irritability, and increased need to urinate with possible bladder leakage. The 2013 Product of the Year award winning Poise feminine wellness line was created to help women stay fresh and comfortable.


Other products in the Poise line include Roll On Cooling Gel that provides cooling and refreshment. The effects last for up to ten minutes. Panty Fresheners have a fresh and clean scent that lasts up to four hours. These are hypoallergenic and stick to your undergarment. Feminine Wash is a gentle wash that helps you feel clean and fresh. It is pH-balanced, glycerin, and paraben free.

You can visit the Poise Facebook page for more information and to get a coupon or sample!
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126 comments:

  1. Olive, I will be the first to comment because so many women are just simply not willing to talk about menopause. I have had a terrible time at times..and it has not been fun..but I have made changes..no pun intended...:-) and continue to do so...these products are new to me but worth looking into...
    love, Mona

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  2. wish I'd had some of this 6 years ago when my life was a mess. The cooling toweletts sound wonderful even now. You did a great post on this tough subject matter!!

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  3. Olive, wonderfully written post on a topic most would cringe at. The perfect balance between information and personal experience. I would give you an A+.

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  4. I am long past menopause but I sure could have used those towelettes last summer. I would get so hot and itchy at times. Not sure what the cause was but my doctor lowered my synthroid a little and that helped.
    I'm glad that they have developed these products to help women through menopause.

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  5. I am WAY PAST menopause but I will try the towelettes . . . great for a steamy day! Menopause definetly needs more discussion and a helpfulness for each of us . . .

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  6. Where was this stuff when I needed it? You can be sure I will tell a friend who is having a terrible time with hot flashes right now!

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  7. I went into menopause in my early forty's and it ain't over yet!! I could use those cooling towelettes. When I'm having a hot flash, I just try to mentally leave my body and tell myself it will be over in a few minutes. Any little thing to make it more bearable helps.

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. I seriously don't know how people used to get through menopause without assistance. If you think back to the 1800's, women must have had a heck of a time getting some peace with it. Great article!

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  9. Hi Olive! I have to commend you on a very well written post and probably one most of us would never try to tackle! I had a hysterectomy when I was 35 and that threw me immediately into menopause! I'm 61 and I'm almost finished, I think. It's been a long hard road and there are so many things now available that weren't back then. I appreciate this info and I just may get some little towelettes! You fall back into your default language any time you want to and help us old gals! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  10. My hysterectomy was at the age of 31!! So I've dealt with one symptom or another for almost half my life! (I'll be 62 on my next b'day). The dryness we experience as part of menopause is my worst symptom now! So uncomfortable. I will be trying these products for sure.

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  11. Well I'm not there yet! I'm 48 so I guess you would call it perimenopause. I will definitely keep these products in mind when it's my time though. It's good to know there are products like this out there for those in need! I plan on taking advantage of anything out there that will help since I've heard so many stories about what to expect. I'm not looking forward to it.

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  12. When I saw "cooling off," I thought you were going to write about ceiling fans! Actually, the cool cloths would be good for any of us in the South. Come August - even Bubba will be looking for the poise cool cloths!

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  13. Lordy mercy. My MS makes me sweltery 24/7 and I hate to think about the M word and how I'll probably do spontaneous combustion.
    I saw a billboard in town that said "YOUR WIFE IS HOT...BETTER GET THE AC FIXED!"

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  14. Olive, I am in the midst of everything you mentioned in your post. When I saw the Poise picture, I immediately thought about leakage, pads, etc. I still get periods (at 54 good gracious - when will they stop!) and even had to take a pregnancy test before recent surgery - I'd laugh, but I might wet my pants.... So good to know they have these other products. I get the sweats at night usually, so I look forward to trying those towelettes and seeing if I cool down and can be comfortable. I appreciate your frank, honest post about a subject that many find embarrassing. Ann

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  15. You rock girl and I don't mean sweatin' to the oldies. I only have one question...do they come in full body size? LOL!
    Seriously, I've been fortunate not to have experienced too much discomfort during MP. I just wish someone had warned me about other changes that would take place as well.
    Good job.
    Deb

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  16. I'm not crazy about all the side effects of getting older... but... its better than the alternative!

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  17. I try to embrace lifes changes and think positively. Some days, I muddle through, but for the most part, I accept everything as a part of life.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  18. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/peg42/status/320246984713854976
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. I wake up every single day excited to tackle a new day and a new challenge.
    tamarsweeps-at-gmail-dot-com

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  20. I am taking vitamins and evening primrose oil

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  21. https://twitter.com/ElenaIstomina/status/320279244548763648

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  22. I am approaching life's changes confidently by staying healthy and positive, by going on nature walks and eating lots of fruits and vegetables.

    Kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  23. tweet
    https://twitter.com/Kellydinpa/status/320298152286621696

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  24. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/320312123156733952

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  25. I'm mostly trudging along and accepting each day as it comes. I'm taking vitamins.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  26. A ceiling fan over the bed, cotton night-gowns, and an attitude that if I don't think about it, then it won't bother thinking about me☺.

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  28. Think still in a bit of shock I went into early menopause. I had thyroid cancer, had surgery and radiation, then on suppression therapy. Apparently can happen but no Dr. ever said it to me. So just when we were talking about having a 2nd child my body quits an dries up -- literally. In a sad mode right now but trying to find my way out of it confidently right now.
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  29. I think the cooling towelettes and roll-on stuff sounds great. It is a pleasure to have someone who I trust speak honestly about something like this...

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  30. I try to emulate women I know who have aged gracefully. Change is inevitable and I try to make the most of the new challenges and opportunities that come my way.

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  31. tweet
    https://twitter.com/clc408/status/320562106762162176

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  32. I am reading a lot and learning from those who have walked the walk before me.
    elysesw@aol.com

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  33. I just started having hot flashes and night sweats about 6 months ago. And migraines, which are terrible. So far I'm just muddling through and hoping this goes by fast. I need to check these Body Cooling Towelettes out.

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    https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/320635098326241281

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  35. I am approaching life's changes with some concern, but I am eating right, getting a bit of exercise, really trying to take care of myself, to make the change easier.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  36. 2nd entry tweet - https://twitter.com/LuLu_Brown24/status/320650584950706177
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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  37. By simply rolling with the changes and doing what needs to be done to take care of any problems that come up :)

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  38. I'm excepting the changes my body is going through and trying to eat healthier and exercise.

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  39. https://twitter.com/susan1215/status/320679684650176512

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  40. Approaching Life's Changes Confidently by exercising and eating healthy

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  41. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm trying to lose weight and eat healthier so that it will be easier when the time comes.

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  42. Great info Olive, didn't know they had so much to offer!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  43. I'm not quite there yet but I will feel confident knowing there will be help out there with these products!!
    shiebs24[at]gmail[dot]com

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  44. https://mobile.twitter.com/Shiebs24/status/321452239564718080
    Shiebs24[at]gmail[dot]com

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  45. I try to stay consistent with exercise, and I dress in layers for those days when I'm hotter than usual!
    madelinebrubaker {at} gmail (dot) com

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  46. Tweet link: https://twitter.com/shala_darkstone/status/321777450071773184

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  47. I'm trying to eat better and work out as much as possible. Sometimes it's so difficult, and things come up, but I'm still trying! I have PCOS so there's already hormonal problems within. You can just do the best you can with what you're dealt.

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  48. By being happy with who I am and where I am in life, I embrace whatever happens in my life!
    stigay at comcast.net

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  49. Great suggestions, Olive. Exercise has helped with the hot flashes for me. Oh, and a ceiling fan at night (while hubby shivers on his side of the bed!)
    But it's always good to have help since every time I run, cough, yell, jump, fall....the liners come in handy. :/

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  50. Hi Olive,
    I didn't know Poise made all these other products! I'm so used to loading up the buggy with their pads for my 90 year old mother! (She'd die if she knew I was revealing this!) My greatest problem I've encountered with menopause is breakouts on my face. All my life I've had dry skin and have been pimple free but not any more! The hormones must be fluctuating wildly!

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  51. I'm not there yet and hopefully won't be for awhile, but I hope to face it the same way I do other big changes in life with a little bit of humor and a lot of love from those around me. onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  52. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/322533168810950656 onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

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  53. By accepting life as it is and looking for positives
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

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  54. I keep up with daily exercises and have balanced meals to prepare for life's changes.

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  55. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/322567648670007296

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  56. extra sleep and positive affirmations! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  57. https://twitter.com/DesMoinesDealin/status/322728481450500096 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  58. I'm approaching them with the knowledge that I've enjoyed life so far, so what if it gets a bit more complicated as I age :)

    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  59. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/MelindaJoy926/status/322762018627125248

    mjf926 at gmail dot com

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  60. I always tell myself" We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us" stay positive
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  61. https://twitter.com/HappyTina0115/status/322832670314881025
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  62. I was determined not to let "THE CHANGE" cause me to feel less confident, so I bucked the trend and decided to consciously lose weight. Now I feel so much better about myself!

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  63. life changes are inevitable so all you can do is deal with it!

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. i tweeted here:

    https://twitter.com/bellows22/status/323481006000701440

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. Knowing millions of women before me have experienced the same problems help :)

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  66. Do these hot flashes EVER go away for heaven sakes?? I'm hot, I'm cold, I'm hot. I've used Poised pads before and they are so nice! Thanks for sharing information on these products with all us sweaty old women... LOL
    OOps, I mean sweet old women.

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  67. I'm just taking it one day at a time and hoping the changes don't come too soon!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  68. tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/323945847161229312
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  69. I zipped right through menopause. The secret is knowledge and attitude.

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  70. I blogged http://sodahoney.blogspot.com/2013/04/poise.html

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  71. Thank-You so much for listing these products, as I know when the time is right for me, that there will be plenty of help in the form of products which will make life so much easier.

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  72. I'm through menopause but after having cancer 3 times, I'm just grateful for every day with my family. I don't complain about symptoms. If people looked at everything with the idea "is someone going to die? " if we didn't do this or that everyone would be more laid back and not stress over stuff.

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  73. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/rosannepm/status/324363243869057026

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  74. I am trying to handle it the best that I can. I have a sister who went through it early due to cancer treatment. My mother had 7 kids and she doesn't really remember things about that too well because she still had young children. I have not had children and I had some health issues in the past that cause me not to be able to take HRT. I do go to my doctor when I feel that something is odd. I actually do acupuncture too (it has helped). I take it each day at a time.

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  75. I seemed to have survived the hot flashes, but those products do sound great. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

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  76. Tweet! https://twitter.com/mya98604/status/325648734602010624 myamurphy@mail.com

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  77. I'm 38, had a hysterectomy, but they kept my ovaries in. I'm am not looking forward to these new changes I'm sure will come soon. Just keep wet with the towelettes, take hormones, whatever it takes! myamurphy@mail.com

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  78. I'm approaching my 40's with extra exercise and calcium for my bones.
    aleksnearing gmail com

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  79. I have been handling the change the best I can. I was having issues awhile then again recently. Poise pads were invaluable. Thank you!

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  80. I realize that attitude is all about how you approach things in life and I am approaching change with a sense of excitement about this new phase of my life

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  81. https://twitter.com/thriftymaven/status/326441928948318208

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  82. I am for sure doing it the best I can, one moment at a time.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  83. Tweeted here

    https://twitter.com/gmissycat/status/326998409082978304

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

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  84. Trying to eat better and excerise more, tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  85. I'm doing one day at a time and learning what I can about menopause.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  86. i love poise products!
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  87. I'm trying to stay in the best shape and best health that I can, so I'm ready for any upcoming changes!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  88. By doing more exercise and concentrating on stressing LESS!

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  89. I'm embracing it with a lot of sweat-lol, but also as a turning point where I focus on me!
    Diane baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  90. I Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/XArea51/status/328313161423912960

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  91. I just try to take it one day at a time and try to adjust to the changes!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

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  92. I’m trying to exercise and take my vitamins daily. I’m really trying to do better and stay healthy since I'm over 40. Lately I’ve been having night sweats.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  93. https://twitter.com/disneyfan40/status/328321587315081216
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  94. The new Poise products are awesome. I feel more confident by using the wipes and spray. I laugh at myself, thinking back...I couldn't wait to start my period and now I can't wait for it to stop...forever! LOL

    mendyd15@ yahoo dot com

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  95. I'm well past menopause but I wish those products had been available. I had thought I had it pretty easy compared to some of my friends but my daughter tells me my mood swings were hard to handle.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  96. tweeted - https://twitter.com/robbyrob15/status/328672257545232386

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  97. Tweet - https://twitter.com/willitara/status/328746112913661952

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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  98. I've grown to accept that my body has changed, but it has created so many things!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  99. https://twitter.com/purplelover04/status/328884481547186176

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  100. Change is going to happen. You should treat your body the best you can and be ready!!

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  101. I'm honestly not very confident with all lifes changes at this time but I try to stay positive and focused and my family and life passions to keep me motivated.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  102. I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/328939865100152832
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  103. I just try to remember that there’s something to be learned from every experience.

    phall0106 at yahoo dot com

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  104. I am just taking it as it comes. I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle and love myself as I am.

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  105. Due to medications and thyroid problems I went through menopause earlier than expected. It was fast and not too bad – hot flashes were, however, a weird experience. Mainly – keep your sense of humor!
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  106. https://twitter.com/LAMusing/status/329037545528754177
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  107. By rolling with the punches and going with the flow! Accepting my downfalls and perfecting my strong assets!

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. Tweet: https://twitter.com/ashmo90/status/329087812630630400

    -Ashley Marie Morrissey
    ashummz05(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  109. i eat well, try not to worry- but not loving my kidney bean sized bladder, lol
    howardreviews atgmaildotcom

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  110. I'm taking it one day at a time

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  111. I am honestly very scared about aging. I turn 40 in August and am terrified. I know that sounds silly, but my periods have always been a nightmare and I have had night sweats and heat flashes my whole life. I can't imagine them getting any worse and the thought can throw me into a panic attack! NO joke! So ...confidently? Not so much! :-P

    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  112. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/MsTofuFairy/status/329262235723649024
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  113. I'm exercising as much as possible and learning to deal with the fact that not everything is under my control.

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  114. https://twitter.com/aes529/status/329276645640896512
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  115. I am trudging along in some areas especially with my body changing and metabolism slowing

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  116. tweet
    https://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/329281093712887811
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  117. I'm handling it with confidence one day at a time...so far night sweats are my biggest issue

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  118. I am embracing the changes and just going with it! Life has it's ups and downs, it's what you do that makes it fun!

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  119. I swim 3 times a week and keep active with singing and volunteering. I could have used the Body Cooling Towelettes 10 years ago when I had my Power Surges.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  120. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/329324254380314624

    slehan at juno dot com

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  121. As I get older I am eating better and exercising more.
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  122. https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/329410792044781569
    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  123. I am trying to take better care of my self by doing things like eating better and exercising. wilcarvic
    [at]gmail[dot[com]]

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