A subtle, progressive shift in our hormones can start as early as our late 30s, and it creates a raft of changes in our body and our brain. While it’s different for every woman, this can include mood swings, migraines, depression, loss of confidence and feeling like you’re not yourself anymore. Author and fitness coach Amanda Thebe dubs it the ‘Menopocalypse’. In this episode Amanda describes her harrowing journey through perimenopause, from her debilitating symptoms to how she behaved with her family (badly), and how she was able to claim back control, shed the symptoms and regain her confidence. It’s an inspiring story with many useful lessons for anyone who thinks they may be going (just a little bit) crazy during menopause.
Find a doctor near you who has a special interest in helping women through menopause via the Australasian Menopause Society:
Use a symptom tracker: Download this resource by the Australasian Menopause Society to keep a record of the type, frequency and duration of your symptoms before speaking to your doctor, so they can determine the best treatment for you: https://www.menopause.org.au/images/stories/education/docs/AMS_Diagnosing_Menopause_Symptom_score_sheet_2015.pdf
Or try this friendly website with its free app lets you record your symptoms on your phone. It's based in the UK, but let's face it, menopause is universal:
Amanda Thebe's Facebook group is called Menopausing So Hard.
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