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


by IMAGE
31st Aug 2022

Joe Ellis

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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...

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