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 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 […]
Tumeric cake A friend recently made this cake for us – brilliant recipe – I had to pass it on to you all…plus it works every time! The spicy aromatic flavours combined with the almonds make this a delicious, moist cake that lasts for quite a few days. If you want a gluten-free option, simply […]
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 […]
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 […]
In my continuing effort to demystify and normalise talk around the topic of the menopause I interviewed two great friends, who are different in so many ways but very similar in one – they have both reached the age of 60. Both of them have attended my workshops and had different experiences whilst going […]
I was delighted when Dr Faye Rodger, consultant gynaecologist at the Borders General Hospital, agreed to answer a few questions on the menopause. Dr Rodger’s special interests are reproductive medicine, including fertility and the menopause. So, here are the questions that some of you have sent in, and I’ve added the ones which commonly crop up […]
I was delighted to be asked to contribute to a 5 page feature on the menopause in this weeks My Weekly magazine. A brilliant feature covering 5 of the most common symptoms experienced with free offers from fabulous companies like Sylk, the vaginal moisturiser/ lubricant company and Promensil, who supply red clover supplements. Heather Currie […]