With 4 daughters, I have had many treasured discussions about how our bodies change in our teen years, how they blossom into young womanhood. I wanted my girls to feel prepared for the new experiences, the emotions, the lifestyle shift.
I am now thinking that I will sit them down once more when they turn 42. I will tell them, “Guess what darling, it’s about to happen again.”
At least that’s about when it started for me. My cycles, my skin, my hair, my sleep patterns, my memory…all started to change. I knew age would bring new experiences, but I had no idea what I was in for.
A few months ago I announced to my family that Mommy was going through a phase. “I will get really hot all of a sudden…so hot I feel like I might throw up. It may seem like it’s cool to you, but my body is telling me it’s really, really hot and I will be miserable. It lasts for about 10 minutes, then it’s gone.” They all stared at me like I was informing them I was an alien from another planet…which is kind of how I feel sometimes.
I am working with natural remedies to help my body through this very special lady time, but when a hot flash hits, it’s no joke. I need relief and I need it NOW!
So when I heard about the products from Poise called Roll-On Cooling Gel and Body Cooling Towelettes, I was super excited. This could be just what I need to survive the next few years without moving to the arctic.
I practically ran to the local pharmacy and picked up both products. I brought them home, opened the packaging, laid them out in the bathroom and got them all ready for the moment. I knew it wouldn’t be long.
Sure enough, within the hour I had a hot flash. And it was a doozy. I tried the roll-on. I put it on my wrists and, I am not kidding you, I felt instantly cooler. I sat there in my bathroom chair with a feeling of hope. I wasn’t alone! Somewhere on this earth someone understands me so well that they created a product just for this moment. Ahhhh.
Even though I loved the roll-on, I wanted to try the towelettes also, so I planned to use them the next time. Later in the day I felt it coming on…that tenth of a second before BAM! You’re in full flash. I called for the towelettes and one of the kids brought them to me. I rubbed one on my chest this time and felt sweet cooling. Another score for Poise.
I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have made this discovery. My alien body can now find relief and not embarrass my family in public by suddenly shedding my clothing and fanning myself violently in 43° temperatures.
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