Life, Love and Menopause

Saturday 18 May 2024

Why I Started Blogging - Quick Read


10 years ago I decided to start this blog. It wasn't something I actually gave thought to. It was a random event that led me to blog.

Sunday 12 May 2024

Menopause: Summer Hacks


The last few days have been so warm and as nice as it has been, if you are going through menopause, you may find your hot flushes increase. No-one needs that added warmth on a hot day (or at all).  So with summer well and truly on the go, I have compiled a list of what I do to get me through the sunny days.

Friday 10 May 2024

Housework Made Easier

Housework, the word that strikes fear in our hearts and has us hiding. Well, it used to be like that for me until I found some cleaning products that made my cleaning routine quicker and easier.

How Simple Changes To Diet Can Make A Difference


At some point in our lives we have all wanted to make changes in our diet to help us to lose weight or to simply eat a healthy well balanced diet.  Too often we see fad diets being promoted on social media or in magazines. They are not good for you in the long run. I have always hated my weight and have embarked on some of the fad diets but now I am going through the menopause, I have a much better relationship with food and made simple changes that have been a great benefit in a healthier lifestyle.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Guest Post - I Escaped An Abusive Relationship


I would like to thank Sarah* for sharing her story with us.  She hopes that in sharing her experience that it will help someone else get out.of an abusive relationship.

*all names have been changed

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Petition Update - Remove need for follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) blood tests before prescribing Hormone Replacement Therapy


Last year I started a a petition at the Scottish Parliament asking them to consider removing the use of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) blood test when diagnosing perimenopause/menopause. Due to this test being so unreliable, many women have been told, wrongly, that they are not experiencing menopause and are dismissed.  Left to struggle and suffer.