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We will be helping BBC Breakfast TV to raise awareness about the menopause this week and taking part in their show on Monday 13th & 14th May (6:50-9:20 am BBC 1). If you can’t catch us live, then view it on BBC iplayer. There will be lots of great info and support so don’t miss it.
New Free 6 week yoga for menopause course starting 30th May. Spaces are limited. See events and course page
Blood Rites: at Park Theatre
Blood Rites is a new play in development written and directed by Eileen Bellot. The play explores the journey women take between menstruation to menopause. There will be a staged reading of this play on 31st May at Park Theatre. To book tickets and find out more visit Eventbrite select here
Exploring the Menopause Weekend Workshop : 27th & 28th July 2019
If you would like to find out more about the menopause and how to manage symptoms check out our events and courses page
Menopause before 40 is known as premature. There are women however due to various health conditions or surgical procedures may experience the menopause as early as their teens. Today’s blog is written by Rebecca Bruce-Ahrens who experienced her menopause at the age of 17 through a condition at the time called Ovarian Dysgenesis, now more commonly called Hypogonadism. She ponders the meaning of the menopause, the moon’s influence, HRT and being perimenopausal most of her life.
‘In attempting to explore the meaning of menopause, I needed first to find the roots of the word. The Ancient Greek roots of the term are “men” + “pauein”. The word “men” means month which is closely related to the word for moon “mene” because the months were measured by the moon. The word “pauein” means to cause to cease or stop. Continue reading Reclaiming The Menopause
This week Fiona Gaye tells her story about how the lack of adequate support from her GP, with the menopausal symptoms she was experiencing, empowered her to get involved with her local Patient Participation Group to help affect change to local services.
It started one Sunday morning with an uncontrollable flooding, unquenchable thirst, dizziness and cold sweats. After that, bad bouts of insomnia, mood swings depression, a feeling of worthlessness, listlessness and fatigue, leaving me feeling as if I was having a semi nervous breakdown. All I wanted to do was lay on the settee for a year and a half. On a bad day I could not drive because I felt clumsy and uncoordinated, anxious and shaky, and somehow I just knew that something was very, very wrong.
Continue reading How I Used My Voice to Affect Change.
Going to the GP to discuss the menopause can be a daunting task for many women. In our short audio story Fifi tells about her experience of visiting her GP and why one trip to your GP is not often enough.
Visit our page Women’s Stories for more women’s short films discussing the menopause.
You can also visit NHS Choices Menopause pages for more information
Remember we welcome any story you would like to share about the menopause to help enlighten and support other women.