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Blimey, we are a popular bunch! See we made the news all day in the UK yesterday.
We've actually got those lovely people in NICE finally acknowledging that our GPs really need to be singing from the same songsheet - or actually having a copy of the 'sheet' in the case of some GPs, clearly! - with regards to helping us ol' birds during Peri/Menopause!! And about time too!
But is it a case of too little, too late for a lot of us? I'm not actually taking conventional HRT at the moment. I don't rule it out for the future (never say never and all that), but do hope that by the time I go back to my GP (not the dosey Nurse 'Mrs Happy Pills' Practitioner next time!!) I'll be treated like a rational, mature woman, and given proper options of treatments to help me.
Emmmm, it will be interesting to see how long it takes the average GP to get their head around the ever-increasing list of symptoms of Peri-and Menopausal symptoms. I think that list off 66 symptoms is growing weekly!
It will also be nice to see how often younger ladies (those outside the 'committed in stone' age brackets of 45-55!!) continue to be fobbed off still when they describe obvious Peri symptoms to be told they're 'too young' to be Peri!!!
We shall all wait with baited breath no doubt to see if NICE's guidelines actually work. Hopefully there will lots more help for those enterring Peri, if not for ourselves.
Anyone else read/hear anything specific about this issue yesterday?
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