Menopause Misery

The menopause has hit me,
My oestrogen is going,
I'm very hot and sweaty,
My face all red and glowing.

My mood is unpredictable,
I scream and then I shout,
My waistbands getting tighter,
I'm fatter without a doubt.

My hair is getting thinner
On the top of my head,
But it's sprouting out of my chin
And upper lip instead.

My mind gets confused,
I'm forgetful, make mistakes,
Everywhere is itchy,
I just want to take a break.

So I'm off to see the doctor
To get some HRT,
Can't deal with all the symptoms
Of this menopause misery!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 5/20/2017 9:28:00 AM
I'm beginning to wonder if the hot flashes ever go away. I can totally relate to this misery and commiserate with you. Your poem pretty much says it all. A cooling pillow really helps. HRT didn't do anything for me but make my mood darker. Good luck. Blessings : )
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/20/2017 1:08:00 PM
HRT working for my hot flashes but I'm still so tired zzzzz
Date: 5/13/2017 4:29:00 AM
Good Morning Elizabeth. Yes, oh this road. Your word misery is true. You have captured this extremely well with seriousness and with play. Well done on this stage of life. Enjoy the morning and day.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/13/2017 10:22:00 PM
Thank you Lisa for commenting, it can be so miserable but I do try to approach everything with a positive attitude.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/13/2017 10:22:00 PM
Thank you Lisa for commenting, it can be so miserable but I do try to approach everything with a positive attitude.
Date: 5/12/2017 1:49:00 PM
I can relate to this Elizabeth, although my symptoms seemed to be pretty mild compared to other ladies that I know. This past Christmas, my son got me a very thoughtful gift. It's a hot flash pillow. I keep it in my freezer, and when my internal heater kicks on, I pull out the pillow and put it around my neck. It feels so good!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/13/2017 10:20:00 PM
Thank you Carol for the details. x
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Carol Connell
Date: 5/12/2017 2:42:00 PM
You can order one at hotflashpillow.com. Like I told my son, it's a gift that keeps on giving. :-)
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/12/2017 2:37:00 PM
Ooh I need one!
Date: 5/8/2017 1:19:00 PM
For anything that ails us laughter is the best medicine...
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/9/2017 1:15:00 AM
....and is certainly better than crying!
Date: 5/8/2017 7:00:00 AM
My dearest, Elizabeth, I just wish to say that the sea when calm and when turbulent has the same depth! The same with the ladies you are wonderful at any age!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/8/2017 8:13:00 AM
You smooth talker Demetrios!
Date: 5/7/2017 8:30:00 PM
I didn't know there was anything laughable about menopause, but after reading your delightful poem I completely changed my mind. A fabulous write! 7:) Amitiés
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/8/2017 2:56:00 AM
Laughing is always better than crying although with my hormones all over the place it's sometimes a struggle!
Date: 5/7/2017 10:20:00 AM
I hope your poem is fiction or at least a bit humorously exaggerated. But you wrote a fantastic poem and you have all my sympathy. It will pass though.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 3:30:00 PM
Victor it is all fact.... I'm a woman of a certain age...haha....got to laugh about it!
Date: 5/7/2017 9:44:00 AM
It's good to approach changes with a sense of humour. Well done!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 9:49:00 AM
I try!
Date: 5/7/2017 8:46:00 AM
Ouch, Elizabeth, you did an extremely good job at making me laugh about something that must be very frustrating! Thank you :) #7
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 8:49:00 AM
I'm sure it can be frustrating for both sexes!
Date: 5/7/2017 8:43:00 AM
Oh, oh oh my. I'm right behind ya. Fabulous write! Unnerving truth, but fabulous write ;P 7! xomo
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 8:44:00 AM
Thank you Maureen for commenting.....it gets me down! Not much fun for my husband either!
Date: 5/7/2017 8:22:00 AM
ha ha ha really humourous both the male and female suffer from the fall out of the menopause!:-) hugs Jan xx
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 8:48:00 AM
Thank you Jan, I'm hoping the HRT is going to return me to my former self!
Date: 5/7/2017 8:05:00 AM
We males have been spared this feminine problem, Elizabeth, but we make up for it in other ways. Well written and female Soupers should identify with it. Many thanks for stopping by to read the adventures of my fictional character Flackmoth. Best to you in your writing endeavors. / M
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 8:42:00 AM
You males get the backlash of our hormones!
Date: 5/7/2017 8:01:00 AM
Well said, Elizabeth! Negotiating the minefield that is menopause is indeed a challenge! Men are so fortunate....or perhaps not...they're usually at the receiving end of our misery!! I so enjoyed reading your humorous poem! Thank you for sharing...Hugs
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 8:41:00 AM
Thank you Sheila, I do often feel for my husband!
Date: 5/7/2017 7:53:00 AM
So good Elizabeth to be able to laugh about this but not so cool when you are going through it. Well done.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 5/7/2017 8:40:00 AM
Thank you Phil.