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What do you do when you can’t get past your GP to a specialist?

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So I had my visit to my GP last week… it’s taken me a week to cool down enough to blog about it with somewhat less emotionally… A new doctor was there subbing for my usual one who is on mat leave. So I thought, “great! a new guy! maybe I’ll get somewhere”. I riffled off my perimenopausal symptoms and he immediately agreed that I was bang on the money in determining that I indeed am in perimenopause. Great. At least some acknowledgment....

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Never make important decisions while you have PMS

Never make important decisions while you have PMS

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Top ten list of things never to do while you have PMS. Here we go: 10. Never decide to radically change your hair! (I did this yesterday… I could cry!) 9. Never prompt a discussion with your husband/boyfriend about ANYTHING relationship oriented. And for Gods sake if you feel like leaving him – wait a week and see if you feel the same way. 8. Never decide that it’s a good time to talk to your boss about your job. 7. Never go to a family function. 6. Never...

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When will peri-menopause be accepted as a regular stage of life?

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Besides the hormonal imbalance, the array of emotions and other side effects of peri-menopause, the one thing that I think bothers me most is the lack of acceptance and understanding of it as a legit condition. I have a fruit allergy…I’m allergic to “tree fruit”… so apples, peaches, pears etc. When I tell people that they automatically don’t want to believe this is possible. For the life of me, I don’t know why this is so hard to...

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