By Diane Wagner
July 27, 2009
Women know the true cause of global warming: It’s all the Baby Boomers hitting menopause at the same time.
“Don’t get me started,” Vanessa Waddell said. “When your flashes come, they start from the bottom of your feet and come out through the top of your head. I’m hot. I’m cold. I’m hot. I’m cold. They need to find a cure for that and put it in a bottle.”
She’s cranky, too, said her friend, Donna Graves — touching off a good-natured firefight about who’s the worst behaved.
Donna says she doesn’t have hot flashes or any of the other typical side effects of menopause but, under pressure from Vanessa, finally admits she’s a member of the club.
“I have three sisters, and it kills them that I’m the oldest and I don’t have night sweats,” she said. “But I do have the mood swings and the crying spells.”
Once a taboo topic, The Change is now another source of bonding for “women of a certain age.” And that’s starting at thirty-something, according to Sharon Baker, a women’s health nurse practitioner.
Comment from Leslie
Great article – global warming and hot flashes.night sweats – live it. But menopause starting in the 30’s? Scary. That is what we have been warning women on menstrual suppressants -artificial hormones for an extended period of time. That coupled with estrogen mimickers in the environment is a scary situation for women. It is called estrogen dominance or estrogen over load.