Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern is how to look for
a pattern with menopause symptoms
of what’s-what-when.

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What may the Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern Umbrella include?

Depending on the Source (DotS) this Umbrella may include:

  • Menopausal/Menopause Changes/Signs/Symptoms
  • Menopause Transition Changes/Signs/Symptoms
  • Menopause-Related Changes/Signs/Symptoms
  • Perimenopausal/Perimenopause Changes/Signs/Symptoms

Pattern

Meno Martha’s Look for A PatternMeno Martha what made you look for a pattern with your menopause symptoms?

I cannot remember what made me look for a pattern with my menopause symptoms but I suspect it had a something to do with my transformation into a hot flushing, night sweating, forgetful version of my former self.

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What menopause symptoms can I choose to look for a pattern with?

You can choose to look for a pattern with changes in your periods or your hot flushes/flashes, night sweats or hot flushes/flashes at night, mood changes, mood swings, irritability, difficulty sleeping, concentrating or remembering.

Work for You

What if I find a pattern with my menopause symptoms?

If you find a pattern with your menopause symptoms, you can choose to work out how you can make your pattern work for you, so you can reduce the affect of your menopause symptoms.

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Trial and Error

What can I try to reduce the affect of my menopause symptoms?

Different women try different strategies to reduce the affect of their menopause symptoms including more sleep, less caffeine, less alcohol, less or no smoking, less stress, a healthy diet, complementary and integrative health approaches, mind and body practices, over-the-counter remedies and hormone therapy. Or not.

Triggers

How can I look for a pattern with triggers?

To look for a pattern with triggers for hot flushes/flashes, for example, in Menopause: Non-Hormonal Treatment & Relief for Hot Flashes: Knowing the Triggers of Hot Flashes the (United States) Cleveland Clinic explain:

“Hot flashes may be precipitated by hot weather, smoking, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, tight clothing, heat and stress. Identify and avoid your hot flash “triggers.” Some women notice hot flashes when they eat a lot of sugar. Exercising in warm temperatures might make hot flashes worse”.1

Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern

What is Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern?

Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern is how to look for a pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when.

How can I look for a pattern with my menopause symptoms?Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern

To Look for A Pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when, you can ask yourself these questions and any of your own:

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When do you have X? e.g. When do you have hot flushes/flashes?

  1. Do you have X on a particular day or night of the week? e.g work day or night
  2. Do you have X at a particular time of day or night?
  3. Do you have X when you feel hot or sick?
  4. Do you have X when you feel hungry?
  5. Do you have X when you eat spicy or certain other food?
  6. Do you have X when you drink tea, coffee, cola or other caffeinated drinks?
  7. Do you have X when you drink alcohol?
  8. Do you have X when you smoke?
  9. Do you have X when you do not have a good night’s sleep?
  10. Do you have X when you feel stressed?
  11. Do you have X when you do not exercise regularly?
  12. Do you have X when you do something else in particular?

Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern

What is Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern?

Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern is how to look for a pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when, you have less menopause symptoms.

Meno Martha’s Look for A PatternHow can I look for a flip-side pattern with my menopause symptoms?

To Look for A Flip-Side Pattern with menopause symptoms of what’s-what-when, you can ask yourself these questions and any of your own:

Meno Martha’s Look for A Flip-Side Pattern

When do you have less X? e.g. When do you have less hot flushes/flashes?

  1. Do you have less X on a particular day or night of the week? e.g. Non-work day or night
  2. Do you have less X at a particular time of day or night?
  3. Do you have less X when you do not feel hot or sick?
  4. Do you have less X when you do not feel hungry?
  5. Do you have less X when you eat less spicy or certain other food?
  6. Do you have less X when you drink less tea, coffee, cola or other caffeinated drinks?
  7. Do you have less X when you drink less alcohol?
  8. Do you have less X when you smoke less?
  9. Do you have less X when you have a good night’s sleep?
  10. Do you have less X when you do not feel stressed?
  11. Do you have less X when you exercise regularly?
  12. Do you have less X when you do nothing in particular?

Record

Can keeping a record of my menopause symptoms help?

Yes. On page two in Menopause: What Can You Do To Help With Menopause? the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) explain:

  • “Keep a record of the physical and emotional symptoms troubling you and list their frequency and effect on your daily life. This information can help clarify what changes you can make to reduce their impact”.2

Menstrual Calendar

Where may I find a menstrual calendar to keep a record of my periods?

Meno Martha’s Look for A PatternIn MenoNotes the North American Menopause Society include a Menstrual Calendar, Calendario Menstrual [Spanish] and Calendrier Menstruel [French].

Pain & Symptom Diary

Where may I find a pain and symptom diary to keep a record of my period pain or symptoms?Meno Martha’s Look for A Pattern

In Periods the JH include a Pain & Symptom Diary.

Health Care Provider

What if I would like help to Look for A Pattern with my menopause symptoms or finding different strategies to reduce the affect of my menopause symptoms?

If you would like help to Look for A Pattern with your menopause symptoms or finding different strategies to reduce the affect of your menopause symptoms, it may be in your best interest to choose to talk to your health care provider about this.

Together you can rule out other causes of your symptoms, discuss your options and if required, agree on who may be the most appropriate health care provider to help you.

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  1. Menopause: Non-Hormonal Treatment & Relief for Hot Flashes: Knowing the Triggers of Hot Flashes. This Document Was Last Reviewed on: 16 January 2017. Cleveland Clinic https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/15223-menopause-non-hormonal-treatment–relief-for-hot-flashes Accessed: 01 September 2019
  2. Menopause: What Can You Do To Help With Menopause? Updated September 2018:2. Jean Hailes for Women’s Health http://jeanhailes.org.au/contents/documents/Resources/Fact_sheets/Menopause.pdf Accessed: 01 September 2019
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