Susanne’s blog

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!


7. June 2011 07:21

This is our BIGGEST sale ever so don’t miss out on fastastic savings with our SUPER SUMMER SALE!!! 

One of the questions we are asked many times is ‘Which products might help with my symptoms?‘. In order to make it easier to find out what natural treatments can help with your menopause symptoms we have re-categorised the shop to make it easier for you.

Categories include Cooling Solutions to help with those hot flushes and night sweats; Nutrition & Weight Control to help you stay in control of your body; Head & Mind to help with anxiety, depression, insomnia & mood swings; Intimate Moments to help with symptoms such as vaginal dryness; Hair, Skin & Bones to improve condition and to combat aching joints; as well as our popular Book section. Hopefully this will make it much easier for you to go directly to the area you are looking for to see what you can take that might ease your discomfort. 

So, take advantage of these reductions to bag yourself a bargain

Menopause Support Survey Results

2. June 2011 05:52

Over two-thirds of women suffer from hot flushes our recent survey results showed, and nearly a half (49%) want more information on HRT alternatives to help with their menopausal symptoms.  But even though hot flushes were the most common symptom, surprisingly nearly 60% of women complained that problems with the head, such as headaches, migraines, anxiety and confusion, were a symptom of their menopause too.  Our present free Top Tip download is 10 Ways to Improve your Headaches and Migraines. You can find this on the right hand side of the homepage. If you know of anyone who may also be suffering, then please share the link with them too.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our questionnaire.  We had a fantastic response and the results and your comments are very helpful and give us a good idea of what support you’re looking for through your menopause.  We will be making changes over the coming months but hope we will continue with this website as three-quarters of you use the internet to look up remedies and treatments for the symptoms of the menopause.  We’re also looking at writing a book based on the Menopause Support Programme as nearly half of you (49%) get your information from books.


We’ve drawn the winner from those that completed the survey and we are pleased to announce that Carol from Plymouth won our goodie box containing a mini Chillow Pillow, a cooling scarf, FEMA 45+ multivitamins, Pure Fish Oil capsules, Spiezia Facial Cleanser, a step counter, lemon Materia Aromatica aromatherapy oil, a selection of Pukka Teas, Walnut, Olive & White Chestnut Bach Flower Remedies, a Recovery Remedy, some Yes! Lubricants and a relaxing cd!

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

Lose your Christmas weight fast!

7. January 2011 09:55

Join us here at our free Menopause Support ‘phone-in’ next Thursday 13th January at 7.30pm to find out the latest research and ideas on how to get rid of those extra festive pounds.

I’ll be discussing why weight control is so much harder once we get into our 40s and talk about ideas and tips which women find really help keep their weight under control through this period of their lives.  I’ll be sharing the latest research on what works and what doesn’t and talk about how to use these findings in your day to day life.

The call will last 30 minutes and you will have an opportunity to ask questions.  Book your free place now, click on ‘Book Now’ on the Weight control topic talk page for the ‘0845’ number to ring next Thursday. 

Looking forward to talking with you then and in the meantime, if you’re anything like me, wear your ‘fat-day’ jeans for the next few days!

If you would like to receive a recording of this Weight Control topic talk, please email us to request a link info@menopausesupport.org.uk

An answer to a great Festive Season …….

21. December 2010 07:07


I’ve tried lots of different ways to ‘do’ Christmas over the years – from the enormous family gathering (how many could I squeeze round the table!) to the very small when even a small chicken was eaten for days afterwards!


But I’ve come to realise that what makes the difference is not what you do or how many you celebrate the festive season with but what your expectations are and then how you cope when it doesn’t go to plan!


I’m planning a very simple Christmas this year with those who are dearest to me – being with people I love, doing the things I enjoy (jigsaws and watching the Snowman film) and spending at least 15 minutes each day by myself either meditating, having a candle-lit bath or listening to my favourite music.


This way the fact that I haven’t decorated the house because of the snow or my daughter’s Christmas present hasn’t arrived because of the internet delivery problems isn’t a real issue. By having ‘me’ time each day really works – it gives me the time to think about what’s really important and makes a great Festive Season.  I hope it helps you too.



5 A Day for a Happier Life!

28. September 2010 04:51

Happiness has become a science rather than an art, following the recent launch of the Movement for Happiness – an organisation using scientific research to understand why, as our incomes have increased we have not become happier.


The global happiness survey conducted in more than 150 countries from Argentina to Zimbabwe asked people, ‘What makes you happy?’  The study concluded that we think our health and wellbeing are the main areas to improve happiness but there are in fact other areas such as involvement in our local communities that are just as important and often overlooked. 


Also, we let short-term gains override what we know is probably best for us in the long term – I can really relate to this one!  Such as sitting down in front of the TV, or having that glass of wine rather than going to that exercise class you promised yourself.  But apparently, if you concentrate on how much better you’ll feel tomorrow with a more toned body, more rested from a better night’s sleep and so more energy to face the day rather than knowing that it could help prevent heart disease in 20 years time, you’re more likely to get to that class. In other words focus on short-term rather than long-term gains to keep yourself motivated.


If you’d like to know more go to http://gmj.gallup.com/content/126884/five-essential-elements-wellbeing.aspx (or you could always come on one of our Menopause Support Programme workshops and explore ideas for your own ‘5 a day for a happier life’!)