Author: Ellen Dolgen

Ellen Dolgen, spurred by her own experience struggling with the symptoms of menopause, is devoted to helping women everywhere. Through EllenDolgen.com and her FREE eBook, MENOPAUSE MONDAYS The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving During Perimenopause and Menopause, she shares the expertise of numerous specialists to replace confusion and embarrassment with medically sound solutions, presented in an entertaining and informative way. From hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, mental fogginess, loss of libido, heart health, and lots more in between, EllenDolgen.com provides empowerment for women to become their own best health advocates. Her motto is: Suffering in silence is OUT! Reaching out is IN!

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Menopause and Swimsuit Season

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Welcome to the sisterhood of the shrinking bathing suits! It’s that time of the year when I get out my box of bathing suits. I am pretty sure that I […]

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Got the Holiday Blues?

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The holidays are often a bittersweet time of year. Amid all of the parties, family gatherings, and general joyousness, there can be some strong feelings of loneliness, financial stress, and […]

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Losing My Mother

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On July 6th 2015, I received that dreaded phone call.  My beloved Mom passed away in Tucson, Arizona. Mom started having trouble breathing earlier in the day, and then at […]

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Weight Gain

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Welcome to the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Pants! If you’re anything like me, you woke up one morning and suddenly nothing in your closet fit. Has an alien mysteriously entered […]

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Loss of Libido

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Do you find yourself suddenly needing to mop the kitchen floor or organize the recycling when your spouse suggests it’s time for bed, hoping he or she will have fallen […]

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Hot Flashes

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Are you experiencing your own internal heat wave? Do you wake up at least once during the night in a sweat? Do you have to get out of bed, towel […]

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Brain Fog

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You’re in the middle of a conversation with a colleague, and lose your thought halfway through a sentence. You call your children by the dog’s name. (If you name your […]

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Mood Swings During Menopause

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One minute you’re screaming at a colleague to get that project done now! The next you’re in tears over a cat food commercial. WTF is going on? Women often hear […]