Your Bone Health After 50

FabOverFifty recently polled 100 women from our community to learn about your bone health.

#ScrapTheSoap And Win Lubrigyn Products!

If you’ve been cleansing your vagina with drying soaps and body washes — stop right there!

Our friends at Uniderm want you to scrap the soap, and give your dry and delicate vaginal tissue the hydration it needs, especially after menopause. As part of its #ScrapTheSoap campaign, five lucky ladies will win the company’s wonderfully effective Lubrigyn Cleansing Lotion and Lubrigyn Cream.

Made in Italy, the Lubrigyn line of feminine care products has been tremendously popular with European women for years, and is now available in the US!

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You Wish You Knew THIS Before Menopause

If you haven’t yet been through menopause, some of your FOF sisters reveal what they wish they knew before they had! Kellie explains it perfectly.

“I wish I knew that all the hype was for nothing. Like I told my doctor: It was like I was waiting for this big, huge game-changing parade and then nothing happened. Not that I was disappointed. Just that it taught me to understand that we are all individuals. What happens to one likely won’t be the same for another. Go with the flow. Sometimes we get overwhelmed by the anxiety and build up. I now treat life like that; go with the flow; it’s my journey.”

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“Waking up feeling more tired than when I went to bed due to the waking up every two hours. The crazy weight gain that came even though I eat half of what I used to. Just have zero energy!”

Debbie Mast-Albright

“I had no idea how great it is to not get your period!”

Shelly Gail

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[QUIZ] How Much Do You Know About Postmenopausal Vaginal Symptoms?

This post is sponsored by Pfizer Inc., the makers of Estring® (estradiol vaginal ring) 2 mg.  For more information on ESTRING®, please see Full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNING and Patient Information. Please see below or click here for Important Safety Information. The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare provider, considering the unique characteristics of the patient.

“[After menopause] my vaginal symptoms were severe and I decided I needed to do something about it,” says 63-year-old Patricia Hensley, who experienced unexpected changes once she hit postmenopause, including painful sex. Patricia is among many women who experience postmenopausal vaginal atrophy. Curious about what the common symptoms are and what treatment options are available? Take our quiz and learn about one way women can alleviate these symptoms!

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Get Back Your Sexual Health With Lubrigyn Lotion

100 Women Will Win!

If you’re like 86% percent of women, who immediately grab bar soap or body wash to cleanse your body, including your intimate areas, you’re washing all wrong!


Vaginal tissue needs a far more delicate cleansing and hydrating treatment, especially during and after menopause, when it becomes dryer and thinner. Treat this sensitive region right with a hydrating formula like Lubrigyn Lotion, and you’ll experience benefits you thought you lost forever, including comfortable and satisfying sex! (more…)

What’s Your Sleep Number?

The kids, at last, are adults! You’re no longer working from dawn till dusk. You finally have time to rest…yeah right! Insomnia is driving you crazy. Maybe it’s menopause, your husband’s snoring, a pee call, or worrying about your daughter’s new boyfriend with the nose piercing.

We asked how many hours of sleep you get, and these are some of your best answers.

“Most nights, I will doze for maybe 30 minutes to an hour. After five to ten days of this, I may fall asleep in the daytime for 2 to 3 hours. Then back to none. Insomnia bites the big one.”   
Sue Shackles

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What Your Worst Menopause Symptom Says About You

Menopause can be a downright depressing time for even the most optimistic women. Hot flashes, a dry vagina, and a vile mood aren’t the ingredients for happiness. But, please know that you DO NOT have to suffer. You can learn all you need to know about menopause, and about the completely safe remedies that are available for practically all of your symptoms.

If you’ve not yet entered the menopausal transition, read about the experiences of 20 FOFs here. If you’re lucky–like Paulette, Sally C, Rosa, and Jan–you’ll get off scot free. But don’t wait to find out. Arm yourself now with the knowledge you’ll need to avoid a horrible time later.

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Introducing MonaLisa Touch: A Beautiful New Way To Treat The Painful Symptoms Of Menopause And Help Make You Smile Again

This post is sponsored by Cynosure, the distributors of MonaLisa Touch.

“We’ve broken the taboo of saying the word ‘vagina,’ and it’s about time!” says Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty.“I’m delighted that conversation about sexual health is out in the open, when women no longer are embarrassed to discuss intimate issues.” 

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A Love Letter To My Estrogen Patch

Almost six months ago–Wednesday, April 20th, to be precise–I put on my first Estradiol patch, which dispenses 1 mg of estrogen a day through my skin.

I started taking estrogen again after bidding it adieu seven years earlier, because I could no longer stand what was happening to my body without it. Weight gain.  Thinning hair. Lipid levels out of whack. Skin sagging on my face, not to mention elsewhere. Bones weakening.

It was especially disturbing when the cardiologist I was seeing started pushing statins to lower my cholesterol, and I mean pushing. My good and bad cholesterol numbers had always been impressive (a doctor once joked that I could get infusions of bad cholesterol and still have great numbers!) but they started creeping up, post estrogen, and it took me years to connect the two. The cardiologist, a woman in her fifties, didn’t have a clue about the benefits of estrogen for our lipid levels, or heart health, but she sure sounded like she was a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical companies that sell statins, one of the most prescribed drugs in the US.

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I recently had a full blood workup and a fasting 24-hour urine test and, lo and behold, my cholesterol numbers markedly improved. Here’s how they look.

Although my overall cholesterol, at 206,  is still a bit high, the numbers that are far more significant are the 20 percent  improvement in LDL (bad) cholesterol and a 19 percent improvement in non-HDL cholesterol.  

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[POLL] Are Your Eyes Getting Dry?






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We must not take our eye health for granted. Occasional dry eye is a common condition in women over 50, which can be treated. Learn if your precious eyes have it and what you can do to relieve it.

1. Do you experience any of these symptoms of dry eye? [Check all that apply]

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2. If you experience any symptoms, do you know the main reason you have them?

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3. What do you do to alleviate the discomfort of dry eye? [Check all that apply]

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4. If you use artificial tears to alleviate your occasional dry eye, why do you use them? [Check all that apply]

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5. Did you know that artificial tears are only a temporary solution, and don’t support long-term eye health or provide protection against occasional dry eye in the future?

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