So who would knows about perimenopause and menopause then .. and how come we aren't taught / don't discuss in advance

(443 Posts)
Twiglett Sun 30-Dec-07 20:25:42

OK I'm 40 so possibly in reach of the perimenopause which I understand can start 10 years before the menopause

I've had a bug that is also giving me hot sweats, I've also been raging more than normal

I've ordered a book that has been recommended to me but I know nothing

(much as I knew nothing about my cycle 'til I read Toni Weschler's book)

motherinferior Sat 12-Jan-08 15:59:12

Bink, all eyes do fally-aparty things after 40. Interesting and depressing things, eyes.

Saggarmakersbottomknocker Sat 12-Jan-08 16:05:52

I'm 45 in September. My eyesight went pear-shaped at 16 which coincidentally was another hormone laden period in life. hmm

I'm not liking crones Bink.

Bink Sat 12-Jan-08 16:17:46

can't we reclaim crones?
might be a tough one

well, cronies then. Which is always a term I've liked.

Beetroot Sat 12-Jan-08 16:31:17

as I am 45 on Friday perhaps I ought to start thinking about this - although after reading the dearest article I now want to hide my head under a pillow and cry

Beetroot Sat 12-Jan-08 16:37:33

Twig - what book have you bought - are they on this thread??

sophable Sat 12-Jan-08 16:39:07

beet, i'm 35 and i feel like i should start thinknig about this now!

webcrone Sat 12-Jan-08 16:41:15

I'm loving crones! 'tis the mythological cycle - maiden, mother, crone or bud, blossom, fruit grin

Beetroot Sat 12-Jan-08 16:44:26

Soph - really don't bother - enjoy being 35!

JackieNo Sat 12-Jan-08 19:25:18

Mmm - Cronesnetgrin. Has a certain ring about it, doesn't it.

Twiglett Sat 12-Jan-08 19:30:22

The Wisdom of Menopause

you can look inside it on Amazon and read the introductin as well as see the table of contents

have to admit haven't got beyond first couple of pages yet though

pointydog Sat 12-Jan-08 19:45:53

my mum gave me a huge bundle of mags yesterday and in woman and home was an article on this!

By heather currie whose website someone on here mentioned.

Threw me into a blue funk again

ZippiBabes Sat 12-Jan-08 19:50:41

lol at thinking about it at 35 that's like thinking about being a teenager at 2

Beetroot Sat 12-Jan-08 20:35:31

Have ordered it and a book on eating for the menopause.

OH fuck - I don't think I am perimenopausal - not even thought about it until today!!

Squiffy Sun 13-Jan-08 11:51:31

35? Ah, the foolishness of youth.

The combination of the menaopause thread and pucka's post-partum poo post means that I can't look at a prune today.

WideWebWitch Sun 13-Jan-08 11:58:36

lol at Cronesnet. I read the W&H article too, it needed a longer piece imo. So MI, get on it, do

webcrone Sun 13-Jan-08 12:02:20

Article in The Guardian, 5th January, 'Family' section. Here:

I am beginning again

motherinferior Sun 13-Jan-08 12:43:10

Will purchase W&H termorrer, honest guv.

am just reviving this thread as I hit 50 this week and have so far had no signs of impending menopause - everything as normal, the only thing I noted this week is some breast tenderness/ache (almost 2 wks after period)on one side,has lessened today..perhaps it means that next period is coming sooner than usual /

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