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  • Hi there LellyM & many thanks for your post! A lot of us menopausal women make for very erratic sleepers whilst our other halves snore deeply throughout beside us & totally oblivious!! You’re certainly not on your own on this one!! That’s a great tip you mentioned re/cooling pillow gel - think some ladies might well try…
  • Hi there Kaz! Sounds like it’s proving to be a successful investment with this newly acquired alpaca duvet - great news!! No -I sympathise completely....man-flu & deep snoring - not a good combo with the “experiment” but it still looks most promising!! Onwards & upwards eh Kaz....thanks for your update!! 👍😀💕
  • Hi Julie20! A great shame that magnesium is doing nothing for you....since I’ve been on a nightly tablet, my regular leg cramps have totally ceased & my quality of sleep has improved!! Mind you...restless legs I guess are a different issue but equally as irritating when you’re trying to sleep!! I definitely have heard…
  • Hi Shar1970 & welcome! Yes...it does definitely sound like the start of your menopausal journey ....you’re beginning to get the telltale signs/symptoms aren’t you? Hopefully you have a good understanding GP whom you should now see...you’ll probably come away (as I did!) armed with plenty of bedtime reading!! There are…
    in Help Comment by sheilae March 2019
  • How interesting Kaz....I have been hearing about these alpaca duvets just very recently & wondered how good they were so great to hear your positive views on it!! I'll be keen to hear what your man thought of it though?? Will have to look into it a bit further & am curious as to the cost of same! Like you, I think it's…
  • Hi Sunshinedaff & welcome!! Like you, I'm in on this 7 day sleep course but didn't exactly start on the ideal night for me!! A glass of sherry wasn't so bad....I had to go to a wine tasting evening last night & it didn't finish until about 11pm!! So yes...had a bad night's sleep & you & I know what was to blame!!! Never…
  • Hello Smc & welcome! Isn't it so exhausting when we suffer poor quality/quantity of these essential zzz's @ night??!! I find though the more I looked at my alarm clock in frustration through the night, the more stressed & frustrated with the situation I became so now I've faced it away from me & that helps!! I see also…
  • Hello there Nicki & welcome to the forum! Fantastic feedback from Kaz above re/your advice & some really positive results for her - great!! I for the most part lead an active & healthy lifestyle & try whenever possible to have a good diet & drinks lots of water! My only form of exercise at the moment is walking but it's…
  • A big welcome to the forum Becks! So lovely to see you on here! Mindfulness is such a widely used word these days....& it works for sure!! Regular practise is key though isn't it.....our brain & its thoughts need this type of workout like the rest of our body parts!! It certainly helps with anxiety & negative thoughts…
  • Definitely a cooler room is best!! I can end up doing a lot of "foot" hokey pokey through the night but if it's a hot room....I'll definitely get no shut-eye!! I don't particularly leave the window open because of any possible noise (I'm a very light-sleeper!) but believe me, the room is well ventilated before I'm ready to…
  • Hi Julie! Isn't it just absolute rubbish when you miss out on a good night's sleep?! It's bad enough with a couple of totally restless consecutive nights but when it's more like in your case a month of it...it's absolutely exhausting & pure hell...I really feel for you especially when you've to put in a long day at the…
  • Absolutely Julie....every bit does help...it all adds up....movement is definitely key!! I totally understand how hard it can be though to fit in any form of exercise when like you, you put in long working hours!! Funny how a lot of us take a bit of a back step as we mature!! Like you, I was a regular gym member (never…
  • Hi all! I'm Sheila & a moderator on the forum here! I'm 56 years of age & a full time Mum/housewife....all males in this house so kept busy..LOL 😂!! I'm really looking forward to hearing sleeping tips/advice for the next week....it's an area in my life which requires improvement!! I am a light sleeper & tend to pay a few…
  • Hi Hessom! I make a point of having a good brisk walk everyday regardless of weather for at least 45mins to an hour!! The walk I do does have a few uphill moments but I regard that as good....I feel my heart rate increasing slightly & although refreshed afterwards, it also makes me tired if that makes sense?! I'm always on…
  • Hi Emily Rose! My sleeping position is & has been for many years...sleeping on my front! I know it sounds odd for a lot of people but it's the only way I can fall asleep!! My sleep is generally quite broken with frequent trips to the loo (I drink lots of water daily!) which can sometimes really wake me & then I can have…
  • Hello there Rach! Like with all herbal supplements & medication, things can work differently for each of us!! Many years ago, I did go on St. John's Wort for a while & found it quite beneficial but you must be careful not to take it with certain other meds (your GP/Pharmacist) can advise you further! I've found latterly…
  • Hi Jocky1999 & welcome to this forum! Really feel for you not having a very sympathetic GP....it's so important & especially when going through the menopause cycle!! I know often when you go in for your appointment & obviously conscious of just the normal 10 minute consultation, your head can get all mixed up with wanting…
    in Money Comment by sheilae March 2019
  • Hello there MS50 & welcome to the forum!! NEVER think you're alone with these feelings....a lot of us here can I'm sure relate to some if not all of what you've so honestly described! Fantastic that you have both a sympathetic partner & GP....a huge help on this menopausal journey but sometimes our thoughts really grow &…
  • Poor you Poppypop37!! I really have sympathy for you on this one. Aside from yogurt & probiotics which I expect you've tried & tested, apparently Boric acid capsules have been found to be "as effective as some medical approaches" to treatment for Bacterial vaginosis? Have a look online under "Home remedies for Bacterial…
  • Fantastic Julie! Sugar is the root of all evil...LOL!! As you have proved, the weight falls off without your sugar overload....well done but take care that you don't overdo it & lose too much weight!! 😁💕
  • Hello AliC & welcome to the forum! I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Dad (RIP) & to hear (quite understandably) how low you are feeling. Wish I could just wave a magic wand @ you & you'd feel brighter & horrid menopausal symptoms were gone for good but alas...!! We are all different....some women finish…
  • Hi Wjh 1961 & welcome to the forum!, Definitely 5HTP is very much worth trying! Although I've not had it myself, it comes highly recommended by a few of my pals....they really are super impressed with it! It has aided them through their anxiety & low moods for sure..... I find slowly sipping a long glass of water can also…
  • Hello MissMarple & welcome to the forum! 5HTP is definitely worth a shot!! Although I've not tried & tested it myself, I do have a couple of pals who absolutely swear by it!! It really does seem to help decrease the mood swings & anxious times so definitely give it a whirl!! I see you've already ordered it....FAB! Do let…
  • Hello there Col7777 & welcome to this forum!! I often have that funny sensation in my head....a muzzy/wooden/not with it kind of feeling - floaty & feel everything is not really real?? Don't know if you or any of the other ladies can relate to that or is yours different again?? I just thought I'd throw my symptoms into the…
  • Hello Shazlucy & welcome to this forum! So very sorry to hear of your great anxiety & stress that you are currently experiencing but rest assured you are NOT going mad!! You have way too much work pressure right now...as a result you cannot think straight...let alone have a good night's sleep!! We can ALL be like that…
  • Hi Poppy & welcome to this forum! Gosh...all three of us know the Middle East (&their laws!!) it seems...I lived in Bahrain for a number of years so also understand the intense heat you encounter...very uncomfortable & that's before the big Menopause & the problems it can bring! Why not go into your local health store &…
    in Help Comment by sheilae March 2019
  • Hi Rach, welcome to this forum & thanks for your query! Yes...it does seem very likely that you could be on your way to being perimenopausal as you're body is giving you new symptoms which relate to it! A visit to your GP is certainly advisable for a chat & I'm sure you'll be given a leaflet or two for bedtime reading!…