Firstly, have you got a headache or a migraine. Is it related to those fluctuating hormones, the tipple you had the night before, any food you might have eaten, or just the stresses of life?
A topic which comes up time and time again with many friends who have daughters are the differences between ourselves and them at this stage of life!
A tad excited — ‘Men…Let’s Talk Menopause’ is the title of the book I’ve put together after several years of giving talks up and down the country.
So, we are nearing the end of January – I know how observant of me – many folk dread these introductory months of the year, ending up hibernating until they see the first signs of Spring start to emerge.
Sleep – what a difference it makes when you get a good nights sleep, to wake up feeling rested instead of feeling a bit ’punch drunk’. For an incredible amount of women this becomes the eternal battle. The average amount of sleep required by adults is said to be around 7 hours, quite a lot […]
Breast and heart hormonal updates… Dr Heather Currie past chair of the BMS delivered a talk at the recent BMS Conference in Stirling on breast and heart hormonal updates – she has to be one of the best speakers I have come across – you know you can have complete confidence in what she is […]
Menopause and mental health The psychological symptoms that are associated with the menopause are often overlooked and very much misunderstood. They are very common including symptoms like anxiety, low mood, forgetfulness, varying enormously for each woman. In some cases they can be extremely debilitating especially when trying to cope within the workplace, which makes it […]
Joint aches were one of the first symptoms I started to notice alongside the more common hot flushes and night sweats, but initially I didn’t associate these aches and pains with the menopause. After experiencing months of aching joints, I was actually quite relieved to find out there was another reason I often felt like […]
Yesterday a friend sent me the link for an article written about the french film ‘I Got Life’ which is about to come out this week – just looked at the trailer am booking my tickets now! Have a look at the trailer : https://tinyurl.com/ya4xrsqo This is a bit like the Allison Pearson book which recently […]
Diagnosis of the menopause…seriously needs to improve and communication…another topic that needs to be addressed. It takes some women to be correctly diagnosed as being perimenopausal simply just too long. So why is that? From a medical perspective, it’s a no brainer to consider the menopause as a possible diagnosis when being presented with a […]
I’m writing this at the end of February looking out at the horizontal white haze of a snow blizzard, my daughter, who was getting cabin fever, went out to meet a friend for a walk / sledge as it had temporarily calmed down to just a gentle snow flurry … I’m now expecting the abominable […]
Carrying on from the post on low moods and January blues…Forgetfulness and memory loss – how frustrating are these very common symptoms of the menopause. Such underrated symptoms and often dismissed as just part of getting older — they are sooooo annoying! Add to that the pressures of everyday life and the amount of multi tasking […]