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  • Hi @Janesjuno, Welcome to the forum and massive congrats to you!! I hope you had a chance to celebrate one way or another during these times. I'm so sorry to hear you're experiencing the above symptoms. I'm not going through the menopause myself b…
  • Thank you Diane for tagging me in the discussion. Hi @Roobee45, I just wanted to share a couple of resources with you that might help shed some light on the symptom's you're experiencing. I'm not an expert personally, however I'd recommend looking…
  • Hi @Midgley20, Irregular periods are common during the menopause, however I'm no expert myself and therefore cannot give you advice on this. Diane, our menopause nurse I'm sure will get back to you as soon as possible. @DianePorterfield-Bourne, can …
  • Hi @Bringiton and @IzzyB, Aches and pains are unfortunately a quite common symptom of the menopause. You might find that your range of motion changes, too. Many women on here take magnesium. Glucosamine might also help with bone and joint health. @…
  • @karenfrenchy Hi Karen, Just wanted to share the link to Diane's short video on HRT: (Link) We've also recently published an article on HRT which you might find useful to read: (Link) Hope it goes well with your GP. Blanka x
  • Hi @RoB, Welcome to the community and I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's diagnosis. It must be very tough for the both of you. I'm no expert myself but wanted to let you know that we do have two very supportive and friendly experts on here …
  • Hi @Tallgirl, Welcome! I wanted to share this article with you, you might find it useful to look at. It's full of tips from our community: (Link) Have you perhaps tried a cooling pad / pillow? It might help ease the pain a little. I think this is…
  • @Viv, Hi Viv, welcome to the community and thank you for sharing your story. I do not have experience with herceptin treatment personally, but I do agree with Lou that talking to your doctor is a good idea if you're unsure of your situation. I fo…
  • Hi @Marilyn53, I just wanted to welcome you to the community as well. I'm Blanka and I'm the Community Admin of this lovely group - nice to 'meet' you! :) I will never be able to understand what you've been and are going through, but I completely …
    in Dating Comment by Blanka_C June 4
  • @Voicee, Good morning Sylvie, Welcome to the community and happy belated birthday to you!🎉🌺 Sending virtual flowers to you. (Image) Thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm very sorry to hear about your cancer diagnosis, same as Lou, I hadn…
    in Introduction Comment by Blanka_C June 4
  • Hi @Belle39, Welcome! As Lou said, thank you very much for sharing your story. So sorry to hear you're experiencing this. I wanted to share a couple more resources for you to look at. (Link) (Link) Using a gentle moisturiser might help, Ozalys …
  • Hi @Roobee45, glad to hear you're feeling a little better. I hope the menopace will work for you. Keep us posted :)
    in Propranolol Comment by Blanka_C June 3
  • Hi @Edgeknock21Liverpool and ladies, Sorry to hear you're feeling like this. As Monica mentioned, supplements may help, but please do remember to speak to your doctor before starting to take anything. This article here mentions the top supplements…
  • 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. (Link) Thi…
  • 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! (Link) 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…