I have experienced the double whammy of weight gain – quitting smoking and entering full-blown menopause. Now, while just ‘eating less and moving more’ or ‘mindful eating’ might have worked when I was younger, at a certain age, losing weight gets harder and harder. I needed to do something more than simply count calories. In the… Read More
The only thing more talked about on women’s blogs than children is The Change. Somewhere around your fifties, you stop having your period and start having things that they call Symptoms. These are physical and psychological changes that seem to have the power to wreck lives and signal the start of a downward spiral into… Read More
My period has disappeared again. It happened once before for three months and then it came back. I know it isn’t coming back any time soon because my boobs aren’t sore (PMT). But it seems that the price of smaller, happier breasts is the dreaded hot flushes. It is hard to explain how weird a… Read More
I sit in the small consulting room barely big enough for the massage table in the middle on a small green vinyl stool which looks like it came from my parents’ kitchen. On the other side of the room sits a Chinese man peering at me.
“It’s menopause,” I say, “I haven’t slept for two weeks because the hot flushes keep waking me up at night.”