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Friday, 14 January 2022

Coming Off HRT

POST UPDATED April 2023. There isn't much online on how to stop taking HRT, and what to expect. So having done this myself, after 11 years of being on HRT,  I thought I would share my experience.


Sunday, 8 March 2020

The Power of Three: Improving Awareness of Menopause

Clare Shepherd, Liz Carr-Ellis and Karen Kenning talk about the menopause and their campaign #Pausivity with Is This Mutton?
On International Women's Day, we meet three women in the UK who have created a genuine grassroots campaign, with no funding or celebrity backers, to increase awareness of the many and varied symptoms of perimenopause.

Their intention is to get a poster describing all the symptoms  into every GP's surgery in the UK - and it's already been achieved in Wales. As a result, the three women hope that doctors will become more knowledgeable and better able to advise women.

Friday, 31 May 2019

Menopause Myths Dispelled

Staying active is key to tackling the menopause as described by over-50s blogger Gail Hanlon shown here on bike
Until recently I didn't talk about the menopause. It was the BBC's week of broadcasting about it that changed my mind. My husband said it was useful to know more about menopause because men are largely kept in the dark. Heck, 50% of the population will go through the menopause and I found it disconcerting how little there was on the internet when I first started "the journey."

I'm also keen to share my positive HRT experience, to show that you can get ordinary tablets from the GP and you don't necessarily need all the "bio identical" stuff which some bloggers talk about. And in fact the phrase "bio identical" is a complete con, as I will cover in this post.
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