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  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/637/sleep-problems Hi Welcome. Unfortunately sleeping is a huge problem for most of us going through menopause. I used to go to work and do 12 hour shifts on 2 hours sleep. I've now started…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/636/decline-of-oestrogen Hi That's a very good question. Problem is without regular blood tests you won't know what you are lacking in and taking too many vitamins can be just as dangerous …
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/4187#Comment_4187 Hi It doesn't take much to send the Bradford score flying does it. Mine was 1586 when I was constantly off after foot surgery. It's now 291. Still not great and I'…
    in Mouth ulcers Comment by Julie20 June 19
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/628/mouth-ulcers Hi Sorry to hear you are going through this. It must be so uncomfortable for you. What is the GP doing now that Crohn's testing came back normal ? There must be something g…
    in Mouth ulcers Comment by Julie20 June 17
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/604/itching-bottom Hi Have you tried anusol cream? Sounds like you may have piles. They can be really itchy. X
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/609/my-heart-is-breaking Hi I'm so sorry you feel this way. Is it the menopause or has something else happened? Menopause treats us all very differently and some struggle a lot more than o…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/608/menopause Hi CBD oil is meant to work really well. I have used it for arthritis pain and it definitely works though I've not tried it for menopause. I think you will find there are a lo…
    in Menopause Comment by Julie20 June 10
  • Hi Sleep is a huge issue at this "amazing" time in our lives. I've tried so many things without any success but I recently downloaded a sleep meditation app on my phone and I have to say so far I've not heard the end of the app. I tried …
    in Sleep Comment by Julie20 June 5
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/586/hrt Hi I was the same as you. Hadn't had a period for months, started HRT and bang there it was again. Heavier, painful" cramping" a lot of women say it does calm down as the …
    in Hrt Comment by Julie20 June 2
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/589/hrt-and-sex Hi Unfortunately lack of sex drive is very common during menopause. Ladies say it does come back eventually. Is your partner understanding how you feel? I think that sometim…
    in HRT and sex Comment by Julie20 June 2
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/3839#Comment_3839 Very good idea to write notes for everything. Although at work I write lists down then throw them away lol
    in Forgetfullness Comment by Julie20 May 27
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/559/constantly-hot-and-sweating Hi Sorry to hear you had a heart attack. I hope you are on the mend now. Have you spoken to your GP about anything herbal you could take? If like many GP's t…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/569/hrt-confusion Hi You have done the right thing for you in starting HRT and like Kaz has said you can start them when you are ready to so may be wait for a couple of weeks then start. Yo…
    in HRT CONFUSION Comment by Julie20 May 24
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/566/living-better-with-the-menopause Hi Menopause is very unique to each of us in what works. It's very much trial and error to find something that helps you. We all get very similar sympto…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/3671#Comment_3671 Perfect. Let us know how you get on and don't be fobbed off X
    in Forgetfullness Comment by Julie20 May 17
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/542/forgetfullness Hi Welcome. As Kaz has already said you need to go back to your GP. The NHS says you are not menopausal until you haven't had a period for a year but you can be peri and …
    in Forgetfullness Comment by Julie20 May 16
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/533/i-was-suicidal Hi Thank you so much for sharing that. I am so happy that you have found something that works for you and you are feeling somewhat better. Your symptoms sounded horrific …
    in I was suicidal Comment by Julie20 May 16
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/3605#Comment_3605 Hi I'm so pleased you went to your GP and have had some support. Are you feeling better now your medication has been upped? I'm also on citalopram and have recent…
  • Hi I'm sorry you are having to deal with all of this on top of menopause. It may be worth cutting your hair in to a very short pixie style cut and starting again if that makes sense. I've had to do it in the past due to how much hair was falling …
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/537/disorientation-and-unsteadiness Hi Welcome to this wonderful group. It sounds like you have vertigo. Has your GP ever suggested this to you ? It may be worth another visit to the GP and…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/538/hot-flushes Hi That's awful of your GP to tell you that. They obviously aren't very clued up on menopause which unfortunately is the same with a lot of GP's. Please make another appoint…
    in Hot flushes Comment by Julie20 May 15
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/472/libido Hi What you are feeling is unfortunately very common during menopause. Do you have an understanding partner? I think sometimes the pressure of feeling you have to "perform&q…
    in Libido Comment by Julie20 May 11
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/524/coping-mechanisms Hi Liz Welcome to the group. I'm so pleased you have had the courage to post this question. Firstly can I ask if you take any medication? Whether it be HRT or anti depr…
  • Hi I've got my son's wedding coming up at the end of June. What is the best shape dress for somebody that is apple shaped, will keep me cool and look amazing ? I also can't wear heels due to previous surgery on my foot, it's now fused at the ankl…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/486/not-getting-along-with-progesterone Hi jef74 I'm sorry to hear you are feeling like this although I can relate to it. I also felt great on the first lot of tablets and awful on the 2nd. …
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/3301#Comment_3301 Hi Janine It's never a waste of time if you are concerned. I was the same as you, had nothing for 2 years then 2 weeks of awful bleeding, stopped for 3 weeks then an…
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/468/mood-swings Hi dragon71 Welcome to this wonderful group. I was very much the same as you with the temper. I knew exactly what I was doing and saying but couldn't stop myself and really di…
    in Mood swings Comment by Julie20 April 21
  • Hi gardenlane I've heard about women living in the same house having periods at the same time but not of being around fertile women. This would be really interesting to know about. Do you find that if you aren't around anyone fertile you don't blee…
    in Bleeding Comment by Julie20 April 20
  • https://community.livebetterwith.com/menopause/discussion/comment/3154#Comment_3154 Hi jacquueline You could try vagisan from the pharmacy and see if that helps. If you have burning you could also have a bit of thrush so may be try caneston combi t…
    in Pain Comment by Julie20 April 18
  • Hi Welcome. Can I ask what sort of pain you are getting? Can you describe it? Could it be a thrush type pain or vaginal dryness? I know GP appointments can be hard to get sometimes or you may have a male GP that you are not comfortable showing hi…
    in Pain Comment by Julie20 April 17