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hot-flash-alert-momtalk-minute-videoLadies, I'm about to get personal.

I'm having hot flashes... Lots of hot flashes. I don't know about you, but if you're going through perimenopause like I am, you've got to be thinking the same thing: is this a joke? How can anyone be this hot? How can you actually be hot from the inside?

I recently cut six inches off my hair: I'm still hot. I wear sleeveless, lightweight clothes all the time... I'm still hot. My house is icy cold with the air conditioner running full-tilt and guess what? I'm still hot.



How to Get Rid of Hot Flashes

That said, I'd like you to meet my new best friend: my one-dollar, plastic mini fan.

No lie, girls, this is the only thing that works. One of the (few) funny things about having hot flashes all the time is that if I find myself meeting with other women, or even in a group of women, at my son's school, and I simply start to fan myself with my hand or a piece of paper, and all of a sudden, the other women are fanning themselves, too! They'll start gathering up their hair into makeshift buns and commiserating about how they just can't cool down. In this case, misery absolutely loves company!

If you've got some great cooling off ideas, please share them with me at jodi@womensforum.com. I promise to respond to you once I get my head out of the freezer, LOL.

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