The Menopause: Part Two
In Part One I outlined my experience of the menopause between the ages of 52 and 55. Now, I am mindful that not all women will share the same experience as me. In fact, many women I know experienced only a few symptoms.
Because I don’t want to paint too black a picture (there is light at the end of the tunnel!), here are some of the positive aspects of being post-menopausal.
There are calmer times as you come to terms with the fact your childbearing days are over. You no longer have to remember to take the pill or any other form of contraception(doctors suggest that you are period–free for two years before you stop taking contraception).
The realisation that you no longer have to buy sanitary products (your bank balance will be healthier!) and keep a note of your cycle in your diary. The nagging period pains,and the headaches are a thing of the past.
You can sleep on your bed sheets without a towel, a soggy nightdress and Medusa-like hair. You’ve been there, done it and got over it. You get your mind back and slowly you can talk tidy as we say in Wales. You can laugh at the funny / odd things you did during the menopause and you don’t mind if others laugh at them as well. When you break into a sweat it’s because you’re hot or eaten a spicy curry. You can give advice to those about to start on their own menopausal journey.
And on that note, my advice would be as follows:
• Consider using essential oils to support your mood and the physical symptoms of the menopause. I wish I’d known how effective essential oils like Geranium, Peppermint, Ylang Ylang, Clary Sage and Thyme could be.
Since founding Dotty’s Oils with Rina I now support several women who are going through the menopause and recommend that they use essential oils. The feedback is good!