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I have made me an herbal cannabis cream that helps me stay off of medications and hormones. I am a horse lover and didn’t want to do pmu Premarin so I’ve been fighting hormone therapy. I won’t ride under the influence but I sure will wear it!

Patti
Anderson, CA
Friday, February 9, 2018
Thanks for this article. I just started my riding journey this year at 56, which also happens to be when my body began active menopause. I'm struggling to get in my time and experience on the roads due to all the fluctuations in my body. One day I ride with confidence, the next it's like I've never ridden before. My grip strength is challenged. I've upped my exercise from tai chi to include strength bands to help. My boyfriend, a lifelong biker, only says, "ride more." I know he is right, but I'm trying to get my hormones kinda straight at the same time. But I'm not giving up! I ride mostly alone locally as I get more experience. I'm glad to hear my new challenges can be met head on.

Mickie
Phoenix, AZ
Sunday, September 24, 2017
I wish I had read this article sooner as I'm already forgetting details of my experience.

I was 43 when perimenopause hit. I thought what an awesome gift after stopping taking the pill! Not sure I'm out of the woods yet but I think I had maybe six months of hot flashes and then it stopped. Like most women, I did not sleep well because of this.

I vaguely remember having a few hot flashes at the beginning of this riding season. It was this burning heat on the front of my abdomen that would creep up my chest then head and arms. It was an odd feeling to have the top of my head get hot like that. They didn't last long. I'd usually open whatever sweater I had on, maybe briefly fan myself, then it was done. I don't recall headaches thank goodness! I may be one of the lucky small percent who do not experience a lot of the symptoms. My body goes through a different monthly cycle but again very fortunate that it hasn't affected my riding.

Shauna
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sunday, September 24, 2017
I just turned 50 this past March. So far I'm perimenopausal and thankfully no hot flashes yet. But the mood swings, depression, headaches and general blah feeling hit me quite often. Still having my periods, semi-regularly but the pms is 100 times worse than I ever had before.

I got my motorcycle license via a MSF course when I was 30 and would ride with my hubby all the time. We had a son at 40 so I took a year off, but after he was born we never rode as much as we had. But those times we did were great.

Recently my hubby has hurt his back and isn't as much into riding as he used to be and we haven't really ridden in a year. Maybe it's the perimenopause, but I decided I needed to ride alone vs. not at all. Hopped on my Sporty a week ago and went for a long ride and it was the most amazing feeling. I had forgotten how much I loved it. And my bike ran so perfectly once I got some fresh gas in it.

I went to ride two days later and it wouldn't start. And let me tell you those peri symptoms were coming to a head inside me. I wanted to scream, but I held it in and hubby (who is an auto mechanic—very nice to have one of those) figured out that I wasn't getting spark for some reason. He's working on fixing it right now God bless him!

I think he knows that it's good for me to get out and clear my head.

Thank you for the article. It's nice to see I'm not alone.


Priscilla Lovely
Dedham, MA
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
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