So ladies, it appears that one month short of my 47th birthday I am heading into the unchartered territory of menopause (or peri-menopause to be precise). After two years of periods like clockwork after I gave up dieting, this month I skipped it.
And in its place I’ve had a little thing called hot flushes. Now in the scheme of life’s tribulations, feeling a little hot is no big deal (especially when I’m one of those people who is always cold) but I get hot, nauseous and dizzy. The worst is that I’m woken up a couple of times a night and push all the blankets off, then I wake up again freezing — I’m longing for a night of unbroken sleep.
On one hand I’m thankful my body knows what it’s doing, but on the other hand it’s hard not to feel a little like it’s letting me down. After all that hard work to restore a healthy relationship with my body, I feel a bit betrayed.
As I have no experience with this new transformation, I am looking to you ladies in the same boat to give me an idea of what happened to you. Any recommendations for natural supplements that will give me at least a chance to get through the night would be welcome. I am not keen on pumping synthetic hormones into my body.
There is also a part of me that worries about the threat of accompanying weight gain. I was just getting used to being slim, and don’t want to have to get used to being heavy again…
Do I just sound like a whingeing spoilt brat? There are many more serious things in the world than my hormones so maybe I shouldn’t even bring up the subject?
Help me out — is there anything I can do to relieve this … because I promise if I don’t get a good night’s sleep soon I’m going to get a little stabby …