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by Penelope Pitstop
Wed May 27, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: The Sleep Council - Sleep and Mental Health
Topic: depression and insomnia
Replies: 1
Views: 463

depression and insomnia

I’ve had on/off depression for a few years now and problems with my sleep, either wanting to sleep all the time or having issues with falling and staying asleep. Both problems are really impacting so many areas of my life and I've tried so many things to help it. I was wondering if insomnia is a sym...
by Penelope Pitstop
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Reproductive health/hormones
Topic: Mood swings
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Mood swings

I am finding my mood swings hard to deal with at the moment. I am menopausal and my hormones are doing all kinds of things to me. I'm snappy, cry at anything and can be horrible to be around at times. Do you have any suggestions as to what I can do to try and get more in control?
by Penelope Pitstop
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Reproductive health/hormones
Topic: Menopause and waking early
Replies: 1
Views: 1033

Menopause and waking early

I am just over 50 years of age and presume I am now going into the menopause. I find I wake up now very early in the morning and immediately feel very anxious for what appears to be no reason. I have never had this before – is there anything I can do to stop this or do I just have to stick it out, a...
by Penelope Pitstop
Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: cervical smears & cervical cancer
Topic: History of dodgy smears - when could daughters be tested?
Replies: 3
Views: 3413

History of dodgy smears - when could daughters be tested?

Hello - I have had a lifetime of dodgy smear tests resulting in CIN1 and CIN2 - on both occasions I've had to had treatment and I am currently on annual smears. My girls have both had the HPV vaccine and are in their early teens. Given my history, should I be worried for them even thought they've ha...
by Penelope Pitstop
Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: menopause
Topic: What time of day do you feel your worst?
Replies: 7
Views: 7724

Re: What time of day do you feel your worst?

Having just started the peri menopause I'm sure that my symptoms will get worse. However I currently struggle most at night with the hot sweats and in the morning with my mood swings. Once I've eaten I seem to be okay (or maybe that's just because my children have gone to school by then!!!) :D
by Penelope Pitstop
Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: menopause
Topic: Osteoporosis
Replies: 1
Views: 3663

Osteoporosis

One of the things my doctor has told me I'm going to have to be careful of due to my early menopause is osteoporosis. He recommends that I start taking HRT to help this but I'm not sure whether I want to be going down the HRT route or not. Has anyone else got any advice/thoughts on this?
by Penelope Pitstop
Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: menopause
Topic: New to it all...
Replies: 1
Views: 3291

New to it all...

Hello I'm nearing 40 and have recently been told by my doctor that I am peri menopausal. Over the past few years my periods have been becoming very irregular and short so I went to the doctor who gave me a blood test. I NEVER imagined that I would be going through it this early! Thank goodness I hav...
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