Is it Hot in Here or Is it me? by Gayle Sands

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Stars: *****

Summary: Unnerved by hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms, Sand sought relief in everything from acupuncture to Zen Buddhism. She consulted gynecologists and an Ayurvedic doctor, tried homeopathy, massages, herbs, pills, talked with midwives, estrogen zealots and hormonal agnostics. This breezy, digressive, would-be humorous account of one woman’s journey through menopause covers both familiar and exotic terrain.

I read this book back in early 2007 but just kept putting off writing a review.

Although I’m only in my 20’s and not near Menopause, I got a recommendation from an Aunt to read it because it is so funny and well-written. Boy was she right! This is the first book on Menopause I’ve read but I imagine this is the best. I know I’ll be re-reading it when I hit Menopause. She covers all the symptoms and treatments but it’s not like a medical book. She writes about her experiences with night sweats and her doctor’s appointments to discuss different options. She tries some natural remedies too. She makes you feel like you are right there beside her, experiencing everything too.

I heartily recommend this book to any women nearing or already in Menopause.
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