Last year, seemingly out of nowhere, I had what some folks call a panic attack. I settled happily into bed at night after a full day, and I looked forward to sleep. But moments later my body tensed, my breath hitched, and I jumped out of bed, aware that something felt horribly off inside. My mind made up a story that I was dying, as minds do in this situation. Then I realized what was happening, and I turned to homeopathy (think Aconite for sudden, intense panic) and to my husband for co-regulation, and I let my body do what it needed to do, which in that moment was shake.
After consulting with a trusted holistic physician, I learned that my symptoms were not uncommon for women entering menopause. In all that I’d learned or been told about menopause, I’d not heard this. Yet, when I dug deeper, I found numerous women sharing similar stories…stories of debilitating mental, emotional, and physical symptoms, well beyond the common hot flashes or night sweats (which are debilitating in their own right).
This realization brings me here now, sharing (briefly) a homeopath’s empowering perspectives on (peri)menopause, so that you can begin feeling more empowered to reclaim your vitality during this transitional time.