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Perimenopause & Me: ‘I felt depressed and anxious 80% of the time; then the uncontrollable tears came with a vengeance’


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18th Sep 2022
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In this instalment of our Perimenopause & Me series, Marita Moran takes us through her journey from intense feelings of inexplicable rage right through to finally finding solace in lifestyle changes, HRT and oestrogen gel, that made her feel like herself again.

At the age of 54, I would say that I’ve been fit and healthy since my late 30s, when I decided to change the way I lived after giving up smoking and putting on a lot of weight. Now, I love eating good food and exercising every day, but looking back, I realise that started having symptoms of perimenopause back when I was 45. What I remember is the intense feelings of rage and anger...

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