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Perimenopause & Me: ‘It dawned on me that our chance to have a baby had passed’


by IMAGE
18th Oct 2022

For years, Marian Hearne was fobbed off by doctors and told there 'was nothing wrong' with her, that she was ‘too young’ to be menopausal. In the fourth instalment of our 'Perimenopause & Me' series, she describes her mysterious, undiagnosed symptoms; leaving the doctors heart-broken; and how HRT was the missing part of her coping toolbox

Looking back, my perimenopause symptoms began at age 38 and by 43, I was post menopausal. I had worked tirelessly throughout that time to get answers, but to no avail. I was tested for various medical conditions and allergies. When nothing showed up, I was fobbed off with excuses such as, I was too young to be menopausal, my symptoms could be thyroid issues, stress or due to my kidney transplant (I’d lost both kidneys...

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