The Pause Introduction

Hello Pause People! I’m a person who likes to state to obvious sometimes…sooooo… Menopause. What is it? You are considered to be in menopause when you have not had a period for 12 months. This can happen in your 40s or 50s. The average age is 51. However, it is often preceded by a period of up to 10 years where your periods become irregular and you experience other symptoms too. This is called perimenopause. Symptoms include vaginal dryness, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep problems, moodiness, weight gain and slow metabolism, thinning hair and dry skin, loss of libido. Charming! Some women are saying, “I’m too young for this group, I’m not there yet…” I wish I had been part of a group like this when I was much younger, I would have been more informed and would have recognised what was coming when I started experiencing it. Also remember that some women have a premature menopause, i.e. before 40, [...]