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Article on peri in the DMail

(9 Posts)
pinkfrocks Mon 26-Jan-15 09:08:23

meglet Mon 26-Jan-15 09:13:11

yes to all those It makes me so angry that gp's dismiss it.

OllyBJolly Mon 26-Jan-15 09:23:55

Agree with Meglet that it's too easy for doctors' to dismiss symptoms of the menopause, but this article is just sensationalist scare mongering. There is a serious lack of understanding about the depth and extent of conditions caused by the menopause but is there a need to be so dramatic?

But it is the Daily Mail, why spoil a good story with a bit of balance?

hairypaws Mon 26-Jan-15 09:36:29

Yes here too. Was terrifying actually. I thought I was losing my mind.

pinkfrocks Mon 26-Jan-15 09:39:01

I agree that the headline is OTT but the women's experiences are perhaps helpful especially the fact that many were prescribed ADs instead of treatment for the menopause.

meglet Mon 26-Jan-15 09:48:49

I haven't had hallucinations (yet) but I do feel like I'm vulnerable and losing my mind.

pinkfrocks Mon 26-Jan-15 10:30:36

I think the writer probably tried VERY hard to find a woman with hallucinations because I've never ever come across that before.

Dunwhingin Mon 26-Jan-15 19:52:32

I've just come looking for a thread because of that article!
I had a hysterectomy last Christmas and was warned that I had a 30% chance of my ovaries packing up and I guess they are.
I am intensely paranoid at the moment, it is ruining everything as I cannot trust anyone in any situation.

meglet Mon 26-Jan-15 20:54:33

dun I had mine 6yrs ago at the age of 35 (ovaries still in). For the last 2 years I've felt dreadful but the docs have poo-pooed my concerns angry . I have all the symptoms bar loss of periods but they don't believe me.

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