I f hot flushes were the only thing that came with the menopause I could maybe live with it. Or live through it – I’m not sure if there is an exit from this cursed land to a better place, given time, or if I should expect to feel like this forever.
Fatigue, lack of focus and vaginal dryness are my main bugbears. I’m told that the flushes are definitely temporary.
A set of blood tests revealed that everything is “normal” – as in, I am not sick. Well that’s a relief but it doesn’t explain why I wake every day feeling like I’ve got a hangover. If I’m not sick, then I need to make some changes because frankly the way I feel now just isn’t good enough.
It’s hard to sift menopause malaise from general lack of wellbeing. So, here’s what I’ve decided I need to do every day to optimise my chances of feeling good:
And if all that doesn’t work, I’m getting on the HRT!!!!