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  • Hi @Brookie66, welcome to the forum! 😊 Sorry to hear about your hair. :( Unfortunately hair thinning and loss is quite common during the menopause due to falling oestrogen levels. Omega 7 and zinc can help maintain healthy hair. There's also this s…
    in Hair loss Comment by Blanka_C May 29
  • @KarinSieger Thank you Karin for everything you did for our Community, on behalf of the entire Live Better With team and the community as well. It's been a pleasure having you and I wish you all the best for the future. ❤️ Take care, Blanka xx
  • @amandaj1 @DianePorterfield-Bourne Thanks Diane for tagging me! Hi Amanda, further to Diane's advice, I just wanted to let you know we have a nutritionist on our site as well who might be able to give you more tips on vitamins & supplements t…
  • Also wanted to share these little tips for looking after your mental health! 💕 A couple of weeks ago we asked our wider community about what they do to feel better, how they practice self-care and look after their mental health. Here’s the Top 5 Tip…
  • Hi @Una, I'm so sorry to hear! I cannot give you an advice based on personal experiences, however we've just published a new guide about mouth problems, including dryness, soreness and infections. There are some food tips in there too. https://can…
  • Yes, me! It starts every year in May and lasts until late September...I sometimes feel fever-ish and suffer from unbearably itchy eyes! I got an eye lotion the other day which is helping a little. Hope your appointment goes well!
  • Hi @Roobee45, how are you getting on with your new medication? I also have anxiety, but I'm on something called citalopram which is an SSRI. x
    in Propranolol Comment by Blanka_C May 22
  • Just found them! https://menopause.livebetterwith.com/pages/menopause-at-work Please keep on being strong. I hope Diane will be able to help further! x
  • Good afternoon @Revmidd, I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. No one should experience such horrible things. As Julie says, the menopause is something all employers must consider. Your employer should listen to you, let alone bully you…
  • Hi @Catina, hope you're staying safe. x Just wanted to let you know that we have a lovely menopause nurse @DianePorterfield-Bourne on here, you can ask her if you have any question (for free of course). ☺️ She also prescribes HRT at her own clinic …
    in Help Comment by Blanka_C May 22
  • Oh, I was going to get the exact same range this afternoon! And been thinking for days if I can get away with using my hands only (I'm 100% I can't 😂). What a coincidence! Have a fab afternoon x
  • Oh and in the meantime, we do have a lovely menopause nurse @DianePorterfield-Bourne on here who can answer your menopause-related questions. She has her own menopause clinic and prescribes HRT, so can advise you on the risks and benefits too. You c…
  • Hi @Korina, I agree with the ladies above, it does sound like perimenopause! Just wanted to share a couple of articles we've written. They might be useful, I do appreciate you've done a fair bit of research already, but it's always good to keep lear…
  • Hi @Junie, sorry I meant to reply earlier! Good question, ha. I wanted deep cherry brown, but it turned out to be more rose gold with brown patches. Very summery but I don't think it really suits me so I'm going to go ahead with the classic this wee…
  • Hi @Lemony! That Zoom quiz sounds SO fun!! You know, I sometimes (read: every other day lol) dress up at home just to feel good. The other day I dyed my hair a totally new colour and put on my fanciest dress just "because". :D Oh, I didn'…
  • Hi @Lemony, Great to hear from you! In short, my anxiety is very high at the moment. I think it's the combination of uncertainty of what is going to happen with the current situation and the impact of being home for months now. Do you exercise? I…
    in Anxiety Comment by Blanka_C May 19
  • Forgot to mention we have a lovely menopause nurse on here, @DianePorterfield-Bourne who might be able to help! I tagged her so she'll be able to see this and get back to you. 😊 Her expert page is full of great tips, definitely worth having a look i…
  • Hi @KarenS, welcome to the community (and the menopause - almost)! :) Unfortunately both aches and pains and problems with sleeping are among the most common symptoms of the menopause - and a lot of ladies on here are going through similar experien…
  • Hi Jo again, just came across a similar discussion actually! Seems a couple ladies on here had similar questions / have experience with creams, might worth asking them: https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/263/hormone-creams Bl…
  • @JoJoH Hi [email protected], welcome to the community! Ahh so sorry to hear you're experiencing these symptoms. I've not tried Vaniqa myself but read it's a popular choice and it's the only medically approved cream to help with unwanted facial hair apparen…
  • Hi @LindaGH, Welcome to the community! So good to hear you're not experiencing night sweats anymore! I think this might be a question for our onsite menopause nurse, @DianePorterfield-Bourne. She has her own menopause clinic where she prescribes H…
    in Periods at 58 Comment by Blanka_C May 12
  • Good afternoon @rickyd, I just wanted to say thank you for your post. Such a good timing for me to read this. I had a really bad morning today, struggling with my anxiety. I logged in to the Community and this was the first thing I saw. It lifted …
  • Hi @Goodyers, Welcome to our community! Mmm, I cannot answer your question unfortunately either. However, I wanted to let you know we have an expert on another community of ours who can answer questions about HRT specifically. She's called Diane, …
  • Hi @mucket1971 and @MonicaM, So sorry to hear you're struggling with night sweats! We've written a couple of articles, full of tips from our community of women. You might find them useful: https://menopause.livebetterwith.com/blogs/stories-info/co…
    in Night sweats Comment by Blanka_C May 11
  • Hi @KayLove, Thank you for posting! @DianePorterfield-Bourne is this something you can advise on? @KayLove, I have tagged Diane into this discussion, she'll get back to you as soon as possible. However for a speedy response, I'd ask Diane under he…
  • Hi @Sher65, Sure! If you click the following link, Diane's expert page (which is a forum discussion, just like this one) will pop up: https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/1091/ask-a-menopause-nurse-diane-porterfield-bourne/p1?n…
  • Oops, forgot to mention you that we have a friendly psychologist & anxiety expert as well, @Steven. His expert page is full of useful tips and techniques, but you can also ask him a specific question of course! This is his profile: https://com…
  • Hi @Sher65, Welcome to the forum! Ahh bless, it sounds you are going through a lot. My first advice would be to talk to our onsite Menopause Nurse, Diane. She has over 30 years of experience, has her own clinic where she prescribes HRT. I'm sure she…
  • Hi @Jacki, No problem at all! I understand you are worried. I'm no expert of course, but I think it's important to understand the possible side effects before start taking anything, so I'd definitely ask your GP about side effects. I'm hoping some …
  • This is another one, about mood swings specifically: https://menopause.livebetterwith.com/blogs/stories-info/the-truth-about-menopause-and-mood-swings Let me know how you get on x