The Menopause? Peri-menopause? Why won’t anyone talk about it?

Local trying to amuse his wife and failing.

Avert your eyes boys this is not for you.

Really.

As women we talk about everything, EVERYTHING, well everything but this. Here goes.

The change. The menopause. The peri-menopause.

Told you boys now off you go.

Me - after another sleepless night

From your late 30 things can go a bit awry, irregular either non-stop rivers of Babylon

Or once in a blue moon.

Sleeping goes to pot – my personal nadir and a thousand other symptoms can kick in. Hot flushes, mood swings, low sex drive, weight gain are a few of dozens of symptoms

So you got to the Dr. and they smirk and go ‘ och it’s just the peri-menopause’

JUST! Now hang on a minute sunshine…there is no ‘JUST’ about it.

And whilst we’re at it what is the ‘peri-menopause’ anyway?

So with this in mind, the confusion, ignorance, lack of support I have

just completed a Radio Program called Medical Matters which will be broadcast

on the BBC Scotland this Wednesday _ repeated on Sunday – but you will get it on iplayer if you miss it.

Fascinating stuff.  I talk to herbalist Dee Atkinson, a GP, a specialist Dr. Heather Currie and some women who have been there, got the t-shirt and survived the general hell of the whole thing.

It may be something you know all about. If so then you are in the minority.

If, like me & producer Debbie McPhail you have 10000 questions about the whole thing then tune in. I can promise you lots of interesting facts, figures and information – and even a couple of laughs.

As ever the girls talking helps. It really does.

So this Wednesday BBC Scotland 3.30pm Help is at hand. Or more accurately ear.

  • Tcl

    ! do talk about it , admittedly in quite strident tones followed by sobs then a flush that is akin to a nuclear melt down .

  • Trish

    Oh man, and the vomiting due to severe menstrual pain that's hit me at 40! I've always said, 'if men experience just one period, the world would be a more peaceful place'!!