What you think parenting is like versus what it is actually like
What you think parenting is like versus what it is actually like

Amanda Cassidy

It may appear tiny from the front, but this Ballsbridge cottage on the market for €750,000 is surprisingly spacious
It may appear tiny from the front, but this Ballsbridge cottage on the market for...

Megan Burns

How to give your home a wellness makeover (without spending a fortune)
How to give your home a wellness makeover (without spending a fortune)

Amanda Cassidy

Does disordered eating fuel our consumption of ‘What I Eat in a Day’ videos?
Does disordered eating fuel our consumption of ‘What I Eat in a Day’ videos?

IMAGE

Irish designer Jonathan Anderson named among TIME’s people of the year
Irish designer Jonathan Anderson named among TIME’s people of the year

Sarah Gill

Do you know what the pill is actually doing to your body?
Do you know what the pill is actually doing to your body?

Sophie Morris

This Clontarf home has been transformed with a spacious extension full of delicately dappled light
This Clontarf home has been transformed with a spacious extension full of delicately dappled light

Megan Burns

New life has been breathed into this Victorian Portobello home thanks to a revamp that’s full of personality
New life has been breathed into this Victorian Portobello home thanks to a revamp that’s...

Megan Burns

Supper Club: Grilled Caesar salad with chickpea croutons
Supper Club: Grilled Caesar salad with chickpea croutons

Meg Walker

Outdoor table and chairs sets to order now for summer
Outdoor table and chairs sets to order now for summer

Megan Burns

Image / Self / Health & Wellness
premium
SELF

Perimenopause & Me: ‘Anxiety, stiffness, brain fog, palpitations…I’m one of the generation who feared HRT’


by IMAGE
18th Oct 2022

Joe Ellis

In the third part of a new series, Niamh Daly opens up about her perimenopause experience, the supplements she would have taken sooner; the impact of oestrogen surges; and the medications she did and didn’t use, including vaginal oestrogen, to help her.

“When I first felt compelled to get blood tests, it was to comfort myself that I wasn’t experiencing a mystery health issue at the age of 45, but I had a fairly good idea that it was perimenopause. My symptoms? Anxiety, stiffness, brain fog, hot flushes, nausea, palpitations, low mood and sleep disturbances. When I asked the young doctor if it was perimenopause, he responded with, ‘maybe’. All my bloods came back fine and the...

You have reached a premium article.

For unlimited digital access to the stories worth paying for, subscribe now to IMAGE from just €4.99 a month
Subscribe