Did you see ITV tonight?

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did you see ITV tonight about the Menapause?

it was o the t.v? 

Was very interesting for those who work for the police anyway? 

Was interesting anyway !!!!!

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    Yes I saw it - they could have gone a bit more into the symptoms and what we can do to help, but it was good to show it on prime time TV. Wish there was a support group at my work!
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    so if it didn't talk about symptoms, what did it show??

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    Yes I saw it. Although it showed some insight as to what some of us ladies go through, I was expecting a more in depth discussion. They seemed to skirt around a few of the issues, but I personally have had severe symptoms, finally resulting in being one of those ladies who had to retire early from work (last year when I was 56). I did have additional problems (new plastic knee cap and metal trochlea, the bit that the knee cap runs over), but the menopause symptoms eclipsed all of this. Exactly 12 months ago today I woke up and couldn't get out of bed, my anxiety, panic attacks and nausea were so bad. My doctor recommended that I went on antidepressants, and although I was very, very reluctant I did start them. I must admit that for the first 8 days I wondered what the hell I'd done, I've never felt so ill in my whole life, but after that I started to be "me" again. I've been OK since, although hot flushes are still a pain in the a**e, restless legs are a nuisance and I'm slowly beginning to look like the Michelin man around my stomach. On guidance from my doctor (a lady who is very nice and understanding) I'm going to try and come off the antidepressants slowlyaround March/April time, but I've told her that if the anxiety returns I'm going back on them forever!

    I do go out with a group of friends that I've known since school days, and we've all suffered in different ways, but we do talk aboutthe menopause, including very intimate chats about our sex life and suffering vaginal atrophy.....another great joy!

    And.....can anyone tell me why yoga seems to be the answer to everything......I've never got the hang of it....but each to their own!

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      Hi Pam, I've now got to that point, it's a battle every day to get out of bed, my works suffering, I have no interest in anything, feel like I'm self destructingnand can't do anything to help myself

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    Yeah, the police seems to be the place to work😊

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    Hi Shelly, I watched the programme on Thursday night about how the Meno affects woman. I don't understand though why they never seem to find woman who suffer from symptoms that a lot of woman suffer from on this forum

    The symptoms I'm referring to are dizziness, balance problems, severe anxiety, severe neck pain, all I ever hear about is hot flushes and sweating which I've never had....I just don't understand it, we talk on here but I've yet to meet anyone who has similar symptoms as I do

    Anyone feel the same? Xx

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