My personal experience of the menopause

“Then a month later I was cooking in the kitchen and out of the blue I experienced my first hot fulsh – it was unbearable! My 11 year old daughter asked me what was wrong as I looked so hot and sweaty and also asked me why I had been so short tempered with her recently. She even asked if I was due a period as her friends here quite often stroppy before their periods!”

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Links to websites

British Menopause Society – www.thebms.org.uk

International Menopause Society – www.imsociety.org – provides education, information and guidance to healthcare professionals specialising in all aspects of post reproductive health.

Daisy Network – www.daisynetwork.org.uk – supports those affected by premature menopause. It provides information regarding menopause stages and treatments.

Patient – patient.info – Trusted medical information and support.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Menopause Guidelines – www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23/chapter/recommendations

Dr Nick Panay – hormonehealthco.uk – At Hormone Health, Nick Panay and his team provide tailored management and a personalised service. This is provided at 92 Harley Street, London.

Prof John Studd – www.studd.co.uk

Henpicked – henpicked.net

Liz Earle Wellbeing – lizearlewellbeing.com

Spire Parkway Hosptial, Solihull – www.spirehealthcare.com/parkway/

MIMS Learning – www.mimslearning.co.uk

Primary Care Women’s Health Forum – www.pcwhf.co.uk

British Journal of Family Medicine – www.bjfm.co.uk/bjfm/default.aspx

TFJ Private GP Services – www.tfjprivategp.co.uk

Sylk – Natural Intimate Moisturiser – www.yesyesyes.org

Yes – The organic intimacy company – www.yesyesyes.org

Jo Divine – www.jodivine.com –  is an online sex toy retailer co-founded by Samantha and Paul Evans and is committed to offering high quality skin safe sex toys and sexual lubricants. Being a former nurse, Samantha write informative sexual health and pleasure artices for both Jo Divine, the national press and other online websites, offering practical advice and products to help you overcome sexual issues and enhance your sexual intimacy and pleasure.

 

Meno and Me – Jane Dowling is a clinical exercise practitioner and is menopausal herself. Her site Meno and Me offers information and support on exercise, diet and lifestyle changes that will help women navigate through the change, showing that the menopause can be the begining of something great new chapter.