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  • Great news @MonicaM - long may it last! 🤞🏿
  • I'm sorry to hear that. When your mind is racing, maybe try writing down in a notebook what's going on as it may help you get it out of your head. After you've got it out then sitting and doing intentional breathing to open and relax your belly and …
  • Oh @MonicaM that's really tough. I know you might not feel like you have time but if you can spare 5-10 mins to sit and listen to a mindfulness session to reset it can really help. Not getting back to sleep at all from 3 will definitely make you fee…
  • Hi @MontgomeryC, sorry to hear about your continuing insomnia.There's a lot of information on the forum for ideas of how to help you with your sleeping patterns and also little things you can do to try and help you sleep if you wake. I created the s…
  • Hi @Jane495 Sorry to hear that you've not been doing so well lately. I wanted to add a bit to what @Blanka_C said (thank you for your shoutout about Clarity.app! 😍) I just wanted to check that you're coming off your antidepressants slowly and with y…
  • Hi @Nickib65 thanks for your note and welcome! 😁Insomnia is a killer - I'm sorry to hear that you're struggling with this. Unfortunately there's no quick fixes to this but given what your doctor has said then it's important to start the journey to t…
  • Hi @Bess, I've just seen your post - @Kaz may have not seen it as it wasn't tagged so I will pop her in here so she can respond. I'm delighted to hear that you are feeling better. Becks
  • Hi @Debbie57, the hot flushes sound full on for you! I'm sorry to hear that. The lovely @Kaz has covered a lot of what I would say - I would only add that if you can't take any vitamins or HRT then you need to look to food as medicine and also your…
  • Hi @Ellisc299, I'm sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis, I hope you're getting the help you need. Having read the lovely @Kaz's reply I would agree with what she has said. Making sure you have open communication with your husband is important.…
  • Hi ladies, I'm just popping up to just give you a big virtual hug of support @dimpie66. The incredible @Kaz seems to have covered all the bases for starting you on your track with getting proper help and support. I would just also add just make sur…
  • Hi @HummingB1rd, the wonderful ladies seem to have covered most things I would say. I would only add if getting off to sleep is the issue you could try journaling perhaps. Writing down all your thoughts can be both cathartic and help them out of yo…
  • @Hardingetta I'm pleased to hear that. I completely see why you think it will help, just switch it out every once in a while for one of the other things and see how you go. Yes bone density is a big one. Have a chat to your doctor about that specifi…
  • Hi @Hardingetta this stuff is really hard, isn't it? It can really knock you around, and sadly many of the coping mechanisms we have can at times hurt not help you. Alcohol sadly will be triggering your hot sweats and night flushes and actually does…
  • @Kazza123 I don't blame you at all, it is really frustrating to say the very least. I would start gently with something like magnesium citrate https://menopause.livebetterwith.com/products/magasorb-60-tablets but do look at your diet to see if there…
  • @LanieTM it does sound like you're doing all the right things, so I can see why you would be stumped. Green discharge would normally be related to an infection so having a smell would generally be normal alongside - so I'm not sure why you would be …
  • @Kazza123 - it might be worth having a check to see if any of your foods are triggering it - if you have a big weekend of wheat for instance you may have a couple of days of pain after. In the mean time just make sure that you up your fibre, if you'…
  • @LanieTM I'm just catching up with what's going on for you as well. Green is definitely not a normal discharge and would indicate some kind of infection - the GP is right it would be standard for you and your husband to get an STI check. This should…
  • Hi @Kazza123, I'm just catching up on this - I'm really sorry to hear that you have been having this feeling, it sounds really painful. It's great to hear that you've gone to your doctor and there's no blood, it's the right first step. I would take …
  • Hi @Florentena, I'm really sorry to hear about the heart palpitations - they can really be unnerving (especially when they happen at night). Once you have ruled out anything potentially worrying with your doctor then your next step should be to mon…
  • Hi @LizzyB, that sounds tough. The lovely @Kaz is right with trying to use some mindfulness - either a voice or a sound that might be able to help you go back to sleep. You could try doing a few long slow breaths in and out your nose, focus on your…
  • Hi @Max I'm sorry to hear that you've been feeling dark. As your body starts to make the hormonal changes to get ready and go through menopause it's common to have changes in your mood. There are a number of things that can help to start to feel a l…
  • @SHE55, I'm so very sorry to hear that there's nothing pharmaceutical that can be done for you. I do hope you have a trained talk therapist (like a Psychologist or Psychotherapist or someone trained in CBT). Do look into the mediation aspect - it's…
  • Hi @SHE55, I'm really sorry to hear how you've struggled. It sounds like you have a lot of things really impacting you at the moment. I hope you have a good support structure around you - do you have a cbt therapist or psychologist that you are seei…
  • Hi @Bertie24 I just wanted to check and see how you got on with your ECG fitness test - was it able to explain the flutters? There are a few reasons why you might be coming up with these palpitations so it's good to get them checked out with your do…
  • Hi @Green15, Sorry to hear you're not getting enough sleep, you said that you've everything suggested to you, can you tell us a little more about what you've tried and how long you've tried it for? All of @Kaz's suggestions are good ones (either by …
  • Hi fosterde01, I'm sorry to hear about your symptoms -- these issues can really pack a punch at times, it would be so helpful if it was just one at a time, wouldn't it? I would agree with what @Kaz and @Julie20 have said. I can't comment on the natu…
  • Oh @Kaz what a lovely testimonial - I’m so delighted that you have enjoyed using Clarity and you’ve managed to sleep so well. The quirky windscreen wipers is my personal favourite to get back to sleep if I wake up, you wouldn’t think it would work …
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/351/anxiety-and-confidence Hi TraciA, I'm really sorry to hear both about your shingles and also your dreadful anxiety. I know that it can be tough when you're in a management position, so le…
  • Hi JuJu, I have quite a few tips for getting back to sleep in the night. For straight breathing technique you can try counting each breath to 21 - trying to make your out breath slower than your in breath. Each time your mind wanders to something, j…