Emotional Wellbeing

Let’s Talk About the 5 Big Menopause Symptoms … The Good, The Bad and the WTAF?!

Let’s talk about Menopause symptoms … when hormones run wild, we’re no stranger to frequent hot flashes, and mood swings are as dramatic as a new ride at Movie World. But throughout this crazy ride, you’ll encounter unexpected turns, bizarre scenarios, and moments that will make you laugh, lose it, or uncontrollably cry. So grab a seat and join me as we explore the interesting world of menopause.

Let’s start with the star of the show: hot flashes

Picture this… you’re casually chatting to a friend when suddenly it feels like someone cranked up the heat to a blistering level. You’re red faced, sweaty and grab whatever you can to desperately fan yourself to cool down. You wipe-your-brow of the kind of perspiration that makes you look like you just ran a marathon. Fantastic.

And then there’s the menopause mood swings …

Oh, the glorious mood swings. We definitely can’t forget about you (and nor will my kids!) One minute you’re as cool as a cucumber, the next you’re crying over a commercial about laundry detergent. Emotions really do become a wild ride, with no warning signs, logic or safety net in sight. It’s like living in a sitcom where you’re both the protagonist and the comic relief. But wait, there’s more!

Let’s not forget about the memory lapses …

I’ve lost count at how many times I’ve lost my keys, what day of the week it is, or why you walked into a room (although that pretty much started once I fell pregnant and never stopped! It’s like playing a high-stakes game of “Memory” in real life, but the ultimate prise is your sanity!

Next, let’s talk about sleep – or lack thereof

Menopause has the unique capacity to transform your formerly restful sleep into a daily struggle involving turning, tossing, and wrestling with the covers. When you wake up at weird hours, you start pondering about the mysteries of the universe or wonder if you accidentally left the stove on.

Finally, the sudden and inexplicable weight gain

Despite your best efforts to eat healthy and stay active, it’s like your body has decided to throw caution to the wind and embrace its newfound curves – particularly around the midsection. You find yourself eyeing your favourite pair of jeans with suspicion, wondering if they’ve somehow shrunk in the wash (hint: it’s not the jeans).

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Embrace menopause symptoms with grace and ease

Navigating through menopause is like dancing in stilettos on a tightrope—challenging, unpredictable, and occasionally dramatic. But hey, who said we can’t rock those hot flashes like a boss? Embracing the mood swings is just part of our daily cardio routine, right? And as for memory lapses, well, they keep life exciting, like a daily game of hide-and-seek with our keys and sanity. So, bring it on, menopause! We’ve got our fans, our sense of humor, and a whole lot of sass to cope with whatever you throw our way.

After all, menopause is a rite of passage – a natural transition that marks a new chapter in our lives. Let’s approach it with enthusiasm, grace, and a healthy dose of laughter. Because when life hands you hot flashes, mood swings, and memory lapses on a tray, you can either lay down and take it or or face it head on with a smile on our faces and a fan in our hands.

Cheers to the wild ride ahead!

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Originally from the UK, Ellie is a mum of two beautiful boys and loves nothing more than exploring the beautiful Australian landscape. Always busy, (they do say if you want something doing, give it to a busy person and it will be done) but in her down time, you will find her usually with a glass of wine in hand, unless it’s too early and that will be replaced with coffee – the holy grail. Well, she does live in Melbourne.

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