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Are we there yet?

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

Every single time, I feel I am melting like a candle, in broad day,

or throw a tantrum when work didn’t go my way

Every single time I feel unusually dry in places, I should feel wet

or wake up in the middle of the night amidst a pool of sweat

Every single time my chums come in earlier than expected

or the sanitary napkins stocks for the month gets less invested

Every single time I shrug away the roll in bed

Or choose “air cooler” stories over “water cooler” gossip thread

Only one question hits me hard and makes me fret


We, women, are intuitive creatures. That makes us natural planners. We always have a To-do list at hand and a sack full of disaster supplies in our tiny little purses. We keep a track of all our routines - work, home, gym, salon, spa, family, socials, periods, and the ticking biological clock. No, I am not saying that we are obsessive planners. Just that we have faced hard-hitting surprises along our path and end up saying – I didn’t see that coming.

I wasn’t aware of the Menstrual cycle up until I got mine. And when that happened, I felt, could somebody had informed me earlier about it. Suddenly, you are considered a grown-up lady, and all your mannerisms are right from the way you sit, what kind of sports you could play, what type and color of dress you wear depending on the time of the month.

So, we plan. We plan to avoid uncertainties. We plan so we can relax for a while. And our panics are not to be blamed on our hormones, but to be blamed on the societal pressure it creates around such events.

An exact and much-dreaded event in our lives, for each woman to face, is Menopause. Though I am not there yet, it is deemed to happen to each one of us sooner or later. But why do we need to call it a “PAUSE”. Is LIFE going to come to a standstill after one reaches menopause? The answer is a “BIG-HELL NO”.

So why be so alarmed. It’s not a crisis. Every woman would experience menopause differently. It’s just one phase of the wonderful journey called life. Look at the brighter side as you conquer this milestone much of the drama would be over. It surely would lead to many more fun-filled years ahead.

The idea is to keep all your dimensions of health- in perfect balance, starting now.

For more details, check out this article on Yoga and Menopause

Physical - build a habit of being physically active since young days

Mental - talk openly about what bothers you,

Social - create your support system and

Emotional - Just be YOU

As I write this blog “No pause at Menopause”, I want to highlight, that I am not here to give you any medical advice. You should always get those from your physician by discussing your concerns face to face. This blog is for making the subject of “Menopause” - less Taboo and less embarrassing to talk about.

Let’s start a dialogue, converse about curiosities, learn the facts and try to bust the myths around a relaxing phase of our lives.

So, the next time you have a breakdown- don’t jump to conclude – Am I there yet?

About the blogger:

Dr. Tabassum Inamdar is a dynamic Homoeopath, a passionate artist, and an adventurer in life. From Medical corporate to Academics, she has well balanced her left brain and right brain with equal passion for Art. A sketch artist since her childhood, she is enchanted by theatre and writing. She has been a regular theatre performer in Dubai. She continues life’s adventure by trekking, Sky diving, or marshaling at Formula 1 tracks. You may stalk her on Instagram @doctabu or say hello on fb @tabu.inamdar

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