I am into my forth year ‘officially’ of the menopause, although I think I had entered it sometime before that, but the worst of the symptoms were masked by the fact that I was on the pill. I stopped taking it after being told on three consecutive yearly check-ups I was now too old to really need the pill! People can still get pregnant🤰 at 50 I wailed, apparently its not so common. I came off it. The menopause kicked in two months later. At first I thought I was going mad, relating this to a friend with the story of searching the house top to bottom to find my keys, I found them in the freezer, and a cup of half drunk tea in the cupboard with the clean cups. She smiled at me and said ‘you just wait.’ 😈
It’s not easy, along with the absent-mindedness, weight gain, aching joints, menopausal acne, dry skin and the what is affectionately (?) know as power surges, HOT FLUSHES. I now have dry-eye, apparently it’s also part of the menopause, drops start at £4 and can go up to £20 depending on what you choose. I have one with vitamin A + E in which cost £5.
There are lots of tips on how to cope from diet to exercise, relaxation to what to wear, I have tried them all, none of them work. I sometimes think Mother nature has a very strange sense of humour.
Have you reached the big M, if so what are your tips on coping? 😃