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I originally set up Menopause Support to pass on information and experiences I gathered through my tricky menopause. If you want my ideas, tips and products to help you with your symptoms, or if you want to know more about the latest menopause research then read my blog. I?d love to hear your feedback so please post a comment at the bottom of the page!

Mail on Sunday YOU magazine a huge success!

12. April 2011 05:44

 

 

So a big thank you to everyone who gave their menopause story to journalist Rosanna Greenstreet.

 

If you haven’t seen the article ‘Menopause: A change for the better ….. or worse?’ in this Sunday’s YOU magazine then click on the link:

 

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1374394/Menopause-A-change-better-worse.html

 

The article is full of real stories, including some great celebrities, on how women find their menopause.  What continually strikes me is how different everyone’s experience is.  Each woman’s menopause is totally unique.  Women must be encouraged to find the information and advice they need to make their own treatment decisions, whether that’s HRT, lifestyle changes, complementary therapies or a mix of all three!

 

The many appreciative comments on the Mail Online comment board and the response on the Menopause Support website shows how important this type of reporting is.  BT from Chester writes:

 

“How refreshing to see the ‘side effects’ of the menopause described so openly and candidly by such a variety of women.  This subject never seems to get the publicity it deserves and women over 50, like myself, tend to think they are the only ones suffering….”

 

 

Help us to break the Menopause Taboo with the Mail on Sunday You! Magazine.

11. January 2011 06:37

I thought you might like to help us here at Menopause Support to ‘break the menopause taboo’ by telling your menopausal story for anonymous publication in YOU magazine from the Mail on Sunday.  

 

I’ve just been contacted by Rosanna Greenstreet who is a freelance journalist writing for the YOU magazine, the Weekend Guardian, the Sunday Times and various other magazines. She is also a published author with a weekly column for the Guardian and has also written the book – My Body My Enemy, which is about a recovered anorexic Claire Beeken.

 

She has been commissioned by YOU Magazine to write a piece about the menopause and is looking for women who have been through or are going through the menopause. The interviews will be anonymous. She would like to ask women about their symptoms. Any remedies that have helped them. How they feel about themselves. How the menopause might have changed their lives and impacted on their sex lives. What the plus sides are and how they feel once they are out the other side.  

 

She would also like to talk to someone who has been through early menopause and also a woman whose menopause was brought about by illness or an operation.

 

I am going to be interviewed today and will obviously be talking about the Menopause Support Programme!  If you feel you could do the same I know this will really help other women to know how they can get support too.

 

If you are able to help then please telephone her on 0208 892 8773 or email her rgreenstreet@btinternet.com

Did you hear Woman?s Hour? – All about HRT

13. December 2010 09:13

We’ve just finished listening to BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour this morning here in the Menopause Support office. 

 

It was a well balanced programme as it looked at both HRT as a treatment option as well as the more natural approaches such as nutrition and acupuncture.  Several women rang in and said what had worked for them – many were lifestyle changes and complementary therapies.

 

But what came across loud and clear was that women want reliable, trustworthy information so that they can make their own decision on what to use to help them through their menopause.  They want support from other women and time to discuss different approaches so that they can decide what’s the right one for them. 

 

So that’s where we come in – here at Menopause Support you can get evidence based advice through the Menopause Support Programme.  Look at the advice section on our website www.menopausesupport.org.uk, download the free information, listen to a podcast or get the top tips.  Or if you want to hear from other women going through it go on the chat forum, a topic talk or come to a workshop.

 

We’re looking forward to hearing from you soon. To listen to the programme click on the audio link below. The Women’s hour program starts after 11 seconds into the show.

 
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BBC Radio 4,Women’s Hour Monday 13th December 2010.