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 flush – 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 – thebms.org.uk

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

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

tfjprivategp.co.uk/menshealth/– find out more about testosterone deficiency in men. Dr Jeff Foster is a GP with a special interest in this subject. Menopause can be similar in symptoms to testosterone deficiency in men.

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

Menopause Support – menopausesupport.co.uk – was founded by therapist and menopause educator Diane Danzebrink as a result of her own experience of menopause to campaign for improved menopause health care and to provide affordable evidence based information, advice and support for women and their families via telephone and email consultations. It now also provides educational workshops for women and their partners and for healthcare professionals and therapists.

Talking Menopause at Work – talkingmenopause.co.uk focuses on engaging and leading positive menopause discussions and support across all levels of the workplace through interactive programmes from webinars to conferences to workshops and support groups.

The Independent Pharmacy – theindependentpharmacy.co.uk is one of the UK’s leading online pharmacies. Based in Bristol, they are an NHS, CQC, & GPhC-registered pharmacy. The Independent Pharmacy has teamed up with Dr Louise Newson to provide an efficient and cost-effective dispensing service to patients at her menopause clinic. Their friendly pharmacy team are on hand to take the stress out of sorting your prescriptions.

Liz Earle Wellbeing – lizearlewellbeing.com

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

MIMS Learning – mimslearning.co.uk

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

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

Sylk – Natural Intimate Moisturiser – sylk.co.uk

Yes – The organic intimacy company – yesyesyes.org

Regelle – Long lasting vaginal moisturiser – regelle.co.uk and regelle.ie

Jo Divine – 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 a great new chapter.

Rejuvage – this is an online source covering everything to do with ageing, aiming to redefine life after 50 and beat the misconceptions that come with age. They provide advice on how to support the process of getting older, helping you feel and look your best.

Last updated: April 2018