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HRT myths explained!

HRT Myths HRT (hormone replacement therapy) refers to replacement of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone hormones for relief of menopausal symptoms. It continues to be the most effective treatment for debilitating menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, brain fogging, mood fluctuations and vaginal dryness.  The use of HRT plummeted towards the beginning […]

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Adenomyosis – Endometriosis’s little friend.

It was great news that Endometriosis has received much needed publicity and support from the UK Government this recently. This was urgently needed for the many women who experience this debilitating disease. I would like to bring to people’s attention a disease that goes along with endometriosis, which is Adenomyosis. Little is known or discussed […]

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#WorldMentalHealthDay 2020 Menopause Survival Guide

The past week and during the weekend has raised more awareness for #WorldMentalHealthDay2020. A much needed conversation to take place and creating a presence within social media. Opening up discussions to ensure that we are talking about our mental health needs how important our mental health and how to support one another during these times. […]

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Welcome to the 49 Club

49 It’s just a number? Having just recently turned 49, this number had become uncomfortable. Perhaps it is another reminder of one’s ageing on top of the rocky roller coaster ride through midlife managing those “Menopause symptoms” Since my birthday, I am surprised that it is a whole new feeling!! A sort of power surge. […]

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Being Mindful with diet can help to manage menopause symptoms. Can CBD Oil help with hangover?

Posted byperimenopost22nd Dec 2020 Posted inUncategorizedEditBeing Mindful with diet can help to manage menopause symptoms. Can CBD Oil help with hangover? Have you found yourself saying no to certain foods and alcohol? Join the club! Have you noticed when you have had that takeaway, that seemed inviting at the time but then disagrees with you during […]

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Progesterone sensitive?Lockdown and managing menopause – interview with BBC Radio Sussex/Surrey.

Progesterone sensitivity? I for one, was not expecting this to happen to myself during lockdown. A trip to A&E with regards to my hormones!! It came all of a sudden and was a big shock which has really derailed me, physically and emotionally. After trying various forms of HRT, last year I was fitted with […]

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MENopause – Men how much do you know about perimenopause or menopause?

I think any man who has experienced and watched their partner go through the stages of perimenopause and menopause deserve a medal too! It cannot be easy for Men and also family members to watch as their loved one begins to change because of symptoms of menopause. It comes as a massive shock to us […]

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Diet, time to say no to certain foods: sugar and wine!

Have you found yourself saying no to certain foods and alcohol? Join the club! Have you noticed when you have had that takeaway, that seemed inviting at the time but then disagrees with you during the early hours of the morning? A night of disturbed sleep and feeling awful the next morning? Ringing any bells […]

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Exercise – yes, time for active wear!!

Active wear is now your choice of clothes during the Perimenopause and Menopause. Lycra and trainers, go for it why not!!! Exercise is not just for younger women, mums it’s also for women like us of a certain age too! Can I hear a yay? Personally exercise has been a key role for helping to […]

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Family and Friends do they talk Menopause?

We would like to wish all the Mums out there who are juggling the Perimenopause or Menopause and raising a family, a very Happy Mothers Day. Make sure you get spoilt rotten!! Have you found support from your partner, family and friends during the stages of Perimenopause and Menopause? Did your Mother, Grandmother, talk to […]

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Glowing Skin?

The Menopause has alot to answer as it brings along a whole host of symptoms take a look at these; ● Hot Flushes ● Night Sweats ● Loss of Libido ● Vaginal Dryness ● Irregular Periods ● Anxiety ● Irritability ● Panic Attacks ● Difficulty Concentrating ● Mood Swings ● Foggy Brain ● Depression ● […]

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Time to #UndoTheMenoTaboo

Menopause ….. Silence…… Every woman going through the stages of the Menopause would have been on the receiving end of this sound. Upon mentioning the word “Menopause” and for daring to say that they have symptoms themselves and that they are menopausal. Why is there so much stigma and taboo surrounding this topic? For women […]

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“Mother Nature – What’s the Menopause all about?”

Have you wondered why? When your Teenage children are growing into young adults.  Why, do our hormones spike and shift? This seems so unfair doesn’t it? Your Children are growing into adulthood.  As a mum you have been looking forward to this stage, we all have, right? BOOM the Perimenopause and the Menopause rock up […]

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Stereotype of a Menopause Woman. It’s not always an older woman.

It has been a busy few weeks with the word ‘Menopause’.  All the Menoteers, Menovists are out there spreading the word for the younger generation of women to be made aware of what to expect when the menopause arrives.  This week BBC Breakfast time will be making a big step forward by discussing on National […]

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#Menovists – We need you!

The week that was Menopause talk. Were you able to watch #BBCMenopause? Louise Minchin at BBC Breakfast has opened the dialogue on National TV discussing Menopause, this will have a huge impact for many women’s lives whilst managing Menopause. The Mp Rachel Redditch discussed the word Menopause in the Houses of Parliament, so change is […]

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BEEN THERE? SEEN THAT? GOT THE T-SHIRT?

Make sure you enter our COMPETITION!! to win yourself one of our very own #UndoTheMenoTaboo T-Shirt! THERE’S STILL TIME TO ENTER! ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO ENTER IS TO GIVE US A FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM @perimenopost CLOSING DATE 31ST MAY 2019 MIDNIGHT WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN FROM RANDOM AND ANNOUNCED DURING WEEKEND OF 1ST/2ND […]

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Loneliness and Menopause

Have you found menopause to be a lonely time? Have you found it hard to connect, have you felt alone and isolated? Have you found it difficult to talk to friends and family members about your feelings and symptoms? We can definitely relate to those feelings, when going through the midst of the rollercoaster ride […]

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Another great week for Menopause

Great news this week for Menopause !!! Menopause is to be introduced into Secondary School education. Have you been wondering where our blog has been these past few weeks? PeriMenoPost took a recent trip to New York, it was great to be back it had been 23 years since the last trip! So much life, […]

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Menopause, Milestones, Graduations & Birthdays.

Hello to all of our readers and followers, apologies for no recent blogs over the last few weeks.  Life has been very hectic! I have been busy celebrating personally and also for my second Daughters graduation from university,  a politics and philosophy degree from York University. I am a very proud mum indeed!! Two daughters […]

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Self-care, there is only one of you!

“Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause” Cecilia Tran – Girls night in. As women we all just soldier on, we’re  all guilty of this, it’s mother nature again making sure we are doing our job correctly! When your children were younger would you run yourselves ragged caring for everybody else whilst neglecting yourself and […]

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Monumental – MenoMoment!

#Menomoment – clumsy & forgetful? So remember in my last blog, I mentioned how important self-care is? Mmmm, Guess what? Whilst in the process of taking my advice of self-care, I somehow inadvertently managed to have quite a nasty accident. Whilst packing for an impromptu holiday by the seaside in the UK.  One searched high […]

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No alarm bell to tell you perimenopause or menopause has arrived!

Why is there no alarm bell or no added peer pressure when perimenopause or menopause arrives?There is rather a lack of it? Definitely no bells ringing, is this a good thing? Think back to when you were constantly being asked by school friends “have you started your period yet”  That dreaded question, that you knew […]

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Menopause awareness month!!

Menopause is hitting the headlines once more and discussions are taking place, this is fantastic news!! However with many headlines regarding HRT shortages and last friday’s  Lancet report findings, this has now plunged menopause into a yet another hot debate and causing much confusion, anxiety and frustration for many women. At a time  for many […]

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Is your business menopause friendly?

PeriMenoPost is pleased to announce the launch of www.perimenopost.com!!! Wahoo!!!! If you have been following PeriMenoPost on social media you’ll know that not only do we talk socially about Menopause on all things digital but we can also help your business/brand to talk menopause friendly too! I am Lorna Ive Founder of @PeriMenoPost and a […]

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Keep talking menopause, we are!

It’s been a very busy few weeks for PeriMenoPost. Last week was a week of firsts! First Client – Instagram workshop. Launching PeriMenoPost website. PeriMenoPost speaking at a Well Woman Event – BellaVou Clinic – to raise awareness and starting the conversation about menopause. Digital mum peer group meet up in real life #queensofthesocialage #QueensOfTheSocialAge […]

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Trial and error – have you tweaked your HRT?

HRT is a real game changer for women when it comes to menopause.  It definitely helped me to regain my zest for life and gave me a new sense of energy which was much needed. Photo by bruce mars on Pexels.com I feel HRT is somewhat like the menopause, everybody is different and the choice […]

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Menopause – bring it on!

#WorldMenopauseDay was a day to celebrate menopause, albeit for just one day. But shouldn’t every day be a day to be more aware of early menopause, perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause? Why do we not celebrate menopause? Surely by talking, discussing and raising awareness this will help inform women of what to expect and to prepare […]

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Menopause and Osteoporosis – Are you looking after your bones?

Are you aware of your bone health? Is there a history of Osteoporosis in your family? Dropping levels of oestrogen is one of the effects of menopause that causes the thinning of bones. Due to the falling oestrogen levels,  women’s bones become thin and weaken and may be at risk from osteoporosis,  Post menopause women […]

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Relationships, Menopause and Midlife Sex.

Has the menopause changed your relationship with your partner?  Are you at a crossroads with your sex life due to menopause? When menopause arrives it can unexpectedly create a curve ball within your relationship.  You are suddenly dealing with your hormones that are changing constantly, going up and down and with it the many added […]

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Menopause Friendly Tribe.

#UndoTheMenoTaboo What a year it has been for menopause! It was great to be a part of the summer menopause awareness that occurred through social media and national tv and press.  Perimenopause, early menopause, menopause and post menopause is now being discussed more openly.  Menopause within the workplace is now being taken seriously and women […]

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Menopause, surely not me!

Hello, Let me introduce myself to you, I am a middle aged Mum of four children, happily married and living in East Sussex. If you had asked me 8 years ago that I would be blogging to you to highlight the menopause I would probably have dismissed it and laughed, “Not me!” Wrong! Upon reflection, […]

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Did you know Anxiety is a symptom of the Menopause?

No, nor did I. This one came as a bit of a shock!! I’m not preaching that I’m a 100% confident person, but then is everybody that confident? Yes, I have experienced nerves just like you all and the whole population. Taking my Driving test, going to interviews, personal life events, even starting this blog! […]

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Where did I park the car?

How many times have you parked the car in a multi-storey car park, told yourself twenty times what level you have parked on, even noted on your phone inside the notes or taken a photo? Yes, we have all been there! Lost – “where’s the car?” You’re sure it was this level. Your younger version […]

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