Recognising the symptoms of
Peri -Menopause

Are you a woman in her 40’s or 50’s?

Then maybe you are not feeling quite yourself and wondering if you are ‘going through the change’ as an older lady once informed me.

Currently there is a lot of talk about menopause, and rightly so! Because it can cause debilitating physical, mental and emotional symptoms.

At this point I would like to take a quick moment to explain some terminology:

  • Menopause happens in a second! It is actually one year to the day after your last period.
  • Perimenopause is the time leading up to the menopause. It can last from 10 to 15 years and the effects can be felt by some women from their 30’s.

Although there is a lot of talk in the media and government here in the UK, there are still many practicing GP’s who did not opt to cover the menopause in their training and who may not be adhering to the NICE guidelines (UK).

In addition, the stigma attached to all things ‘women’s issues’ has meant that the older generations have rarely passed much information on to the younger ones.

As the saying goes … Knowledge is power!

Knowledge of symptoms to look out for and a way to track how you are feeling on a daily basis provides valuable information. Tracking can be done in your journal, an excel spreadsheet or with free apps such as Menolife or balance.

Armed with information you can….

  • Approach your GP with a clear symptom picture.
  • Make changes to your lifestyle to minimise symptoms.
  • Find better ways of coping emotionally, to help you feel better.
  • Know what help you need and where to get it so you can move from surviving to thriving.

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About Rebecca

Rebecca is a great believer in empowering women and endeavours to ‘be the person she was looking for’ when she felt so very lost and broken in her 40’s.

Through her training as a flower essence practitioner, she discovered that ‘when a person is truly heard, they can experience a positive shift from their current state’.

Much of her work is in helping clients better know themselves, so they can take back their power and voice their needs. Turning the transition of midlife & menopause into a positively transformational experience.

Empowered: having the knowledge, confidence, means and ability to do things for oneself.

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Client Feedback

Mentally I feel like I have more space inside me to just be. More clarity.
Emotionally I feel I can honour what I am feeling without getting totally caught up, like I am more objective even when I’m in the middle of it! Physically I am more aware of how I’m treating my body and how exercise and food impact how I feel .
LH, Health Professional

I feel like I have a safe space within myself that I can trust and that I am listening to, that what I feel is right for me and I don’t need other’s permission to be/feel safe. So I feel more certain of myself and less exhausted by feeling I have to please others all the time.

BK, Entrepreneur

The biggest shift was letting go of my children who have both left home, which has completely changed my role as their mother. Initially I had felt an excitement about my new freedom, but then needed to grieve for the loss I felt. Now I have come to a more balanced space where I don’t feel the need to need them, but just a healthy bond I can enjoy.