Category: Blog

I really don’t like it!

I really don’t like it!

On speaking with a lady at a recent conference I asked her to write about her menopausal experience. I was very moved to read her honest description of how she feels and it also highlights how easily we can suddenly focus on the negatives without realising. Here are...

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Spontaneous Weight Gain … it happens

Spontaneous Weight Gain … it happens

I experienced spontaneous weight gain without a shadow of a doubt when I started going through the peri-menopause. I had lost 10kg 2 years previous, and kept it off, then suddenly wham! No change in activity or diet but the weight piled on with no explanation in...

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Crashing Fatigue

Crashing Fatigue

Who knew that overwhelming -I need a nap now- tiredness was yet another thing I discovered is a symptom of the peri-menopause. I’m not sure this one twigged with me straight away. I just thought I’d over done it, or maybe it was the wine, or lack of sleep etc. But...

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Oestrogens – The Essence of Women

Oestrogens – The Essence of Women

Oestrogen is the name of a group of hormones that we produce in the ovaries until menopause. These hormones contain estrodial which is the strongest and the main source of oestrogen until menopause, estrone which is less potent and estriol which is weak and which we...

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Food and Mood Diary

Food and Mood Diary

Back in January 2017 when the menopause was getting the better of me and I couldn’t figure out what to do for the best, I took stock of everything I knew so far and made a decision to find solutions that worked for me. One light bulb moment was identifying strength...

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The Mean Menopause

The Mean Menopause

Give me ´menopause`and tell me to find as many words as possible with 4 letters or more and I´d straightaway write ´MEAN´. It´s the very definition of MEAN, menopause can be downright nasty, unkind AND rude! The nasty bit. Hot flushes have been the biggest symptom...

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