The Desperate Reality Of The Menopause

We didn’t know it was the menopause at first. We thought it was acute grief, depression, chronic anxiety and trauma. I’d just lost my dad, to the hell called cancer. So, it took a while to realise that something else was going on too.

The extreme weight gain was odd — I was eating less and exercising more, but getting bigger by the day. The exhaustion was crippling, no amount of sleep could solve it. The backache was relentless and no position could alleviate it. The anxiety and paranoia, was like having a alien living in your brain. I was simply unable to apply…

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