Cooling Off Just Got Easier

Cooling Off Just Got Easier

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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  1. I am finally getting comfortable in my own skin! I am caring less about what others think of me and doing the things I like, dressing with more fashion risks than I would have been comfortable with before, and in general just enjoying myself more because I don’t feel the need to impress anyone anymore.

  2. I’m through it now – keeping my sense of humor helped :)

  3. eating healthier, taking vitamins, and taking it one day at a time.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  4. I’m reading all I can about menopause. These items seem like they will be very helpful when the time comes.

  5. I’ve been taking better care of myself both physically and mentally – I’ve been working out and telling myself to take a break every once in a while!

  6. I ask my mom about her experience with it to know what I may expect down the road.

    Oliviatheservicedog at hotmail dot com

  7. i am keeping a positive outlook by saying it may suck for a short time, but once it’s done my friend will no longer be bugging me monthly

  8. Just a few days ago I had a conversation with my daughter regarding menopause. I thought I had managed to get through it without very many issues. She let me know that my mood swings had been dramatic. Now that I look back I remember some very severe periods of depression. I had thought it was all physical, but I realize there are many mental and emotional issues too. At least my daughter is better prepared than I was.

  9. I’ve already had the worst of it but still have hot flashes so I might try the cooling gel.

  10. I’m researching more information and eating healthy.

  11. quite honestly, I am 55 years old and still having my period on a regular basis…I take one day a time…and try to keep my attitude positive. I take a multivitamin

  12. i like to take it easy, not get stressed over things! hopefully when i approach menopause i will have it easy and if not these products seem like they would be helpful

  13. Tweeted:
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  14. I am attempting to accept life’s delicate little changes with grace . . . but I am not historically speaking very graceful. Oh well.

  15. Doing HRT for several years now and has helped me tremendously!

  16. Pennie Prislovsky :

    Lots of prayer and lots of B-complex…. That is the only way I am ‘making it through’! :)

  17. No major changes for me yet, but I’m starting to change my eating habits and realizing the benefits of really healthy eating and hoping that will help me down the road when that stage of my life comes!

  18. I try to take things as they come and vitamins help me as well, with my hormonal issues at the other end of the spectrum. :)

  19. B vitamins and a good attitude! Gotta say I’m more consistent with the vitamin part …

  20. Hmm… I can honestly say I’m not doing as well as I would like. This is partly due to the fact that my mother never went through menopause… at ALL! So right now I’m in the research stage but according to my aunts we are late “bloomers”! So far I’m just doing lots of research!! (however getting too warm has ALWAYS been an issue of mine since I was very, very young!)

  21. I’m only 35 so I haven’t entered this phase yet but I am battling my weight which causes many hot flashes! Trying to get my weight under control so I’ll have some peace before the hot flashes start for real. It’s so embarrassing to have a hot flash because of my weight and these products could help ease my symptoms!

  22. Oh my goodness… I have been reading like crazy from both ends of the spectum. My oldest daughter is about to enter this bumpy roaster coaster while I am exiting. Thankfully, we are both ready to make it through!

  23. Taking it one day at a time….just ordered my sample kit….Thanks for the referral. jlk

  24. i just take life one day at time that all we have.

  25. By drinking more water and eating healthier so that is helps with the process.

  26. I moisturize my skin daily, drink lots of water and walk several times a week

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  28. To feel confident I try to keep my skin healthy looking by using lots of moisturizer and sunscreen.

  29. I’m not crazy about all the side effects of getting older… but… its better than the alternative!

  30. just trying to stay healthy

  31. I try to stay consistent with exercise, and I dress in layers for those days when I’m hotter than usual!

  32. with extra sleep and positive affirmations!

  33. Going in and through it with plenty of sleep and knowing that this too shall pass.

    gmissycat at yahoo dot com

  34. Tweeted here

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  35. I’m doing one day at a time and learning all I can about menopause.

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