Hi, my periods stopped at 40yrs old, we were thinking of trying for a family, so thought I was pregnant, had 2 blood tests a few weeks apart from each other when I found out I wasnt pregnant, the 1st blood test confirmed I was going through early menopause, the Dr thought the results were incorrect, so did another test which confirmed it. My mum went through the same at 40 as well but had 4 kids by then.
Im now 45, and just started HRT as had no idea about it, or if it would help symptoms, until I went to the doctors when I had a chest infection, I was lucky enough to see a lovely female doctor who specialises in Osteoporosis and menopause, it was heaven to speak to someone who understood, she recommended HRT to help to control night sweats, (which I hate the description of, cant we call it something else?)
It made me chuckle when my other half gave up smoking recently and his “night sweats” were worse than mine, hilarious, even though he tried to blame me! Bless him..
I teach Pilates and practice it daily, its helped with relaxation and with flexibility and keeping me feeling young and supple.
Its nice to read other experiences, as sometimes you do feel alone, I had a real emotional day yesterday, crying over something so pathetic it was ridiculous, still feeling drained today! Yet in these modern times we seem to not want to discuss it, when theres probably others in the same boat, so am grateful for sites like this starting, its inspirational, thank you! Its nice to know you dont have to have HRT and theres an alternative, thank you for sharing!