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Surviving Hot Flashes with Humor and Extra Panties

Ah, perimenopause and menopause. That delightful phase of life where your body decides to throw you a curveball, or should I say, a heatwave. You know you're in the thick of it when you find yourself asking, "Is it hot in here, or is it just me?" Spoiler alert: it's definitely just you.

Picture this: There I am, sitting comfortably at a cool 68 degrees, AC cranked up high, when suddenly, my internal thermostat decides it's time for a tropical vacation. I'm talking instant, equator-level heat. My ankles and under-boobs enter a state of, let's say, 'moist rebellion'. This, my friends, is what I lovingly refer to as a "2-panty day."

Why two, you ask? Well, to hedge my bets against the dreaded swamp crotch, I've taken to carrying a spare pair of panties in my bag. It's a biohack, of sorts. Yup, I'm hacking my biology with extra underwear. Take that, perimenopause!

The first time my partner discovered a pair of my, shall we say, 'less-than-fresh' panties in my bag, the look on their face was priceless. "Honey," I said, "welcome to the steamy reality of perimenopause. Where the only thing hotter than my flashes are the contents of my handbag."

But it's not all doom and gloom. I've found ways to muscle through these flashes from hell. My arsenal includes everything from portable fans to layering clothing like I'm dressing for all four seasons in one day. And hydration, lots of it – because sweating like a marathon runner in a sauna is thirsty work.

So, to my fellow hormone chronicle pals, what are your strategies? How do you handle your personal summers? Do you have any biohacks or life hacks to share? Perhaps you've also embraced the two-panty system? Let's hear your stories of triumph (and extra underwear) in the comments below. Remember, we're all in this hot mess together! 🥵👙🔥


And remember, laughter is the best medicine, especially when your body's acting like it's on a tropical vacation without your permission.

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