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HRT and Me: Progesterone Intolerance

Things have not been going well for me lately as far as my HRT is concerned. I’ve been experiencing problems with both my progesterone and testosterone treatment. Low Testosterone Levels Despite the fact that I’ve been applying Testim gel very day for over two years now, a recent blood test showed that my testosterone levels […]

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The Causes of Low Libido during Menopause

Sex is something we may laugh about, even brag about, but if it’s becoming a problem in our lives and our primary relationship, it’s usually the last thing we want to talk about. For many midlife women experiencing the “joys” of menopause one of the most distressing symptoms is the loss of libido. Unlike hot […]

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Testosterone Deficiency in Perimenopausal Women

Many women are unaware of the important role that testosterone plays in their sexual, physical and mental health and wellbeing. Testosterone is usually referred to as “the male sex hormone”. However, it is vital for female health and wellbeing, particularly during the perimenopause and after. Testosterone’s main function is to provide a sense of vitality […]

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From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well: A True Story

A few weeks ago I told a story at the In This Body conference in London. Called From Hormone Hell to Feeling Well, it is the story of how I first experienced menopause symptoms when I was thirty. I was misdiagnosed, told that my symptoms were “all in my head” and eventually referred to a […]

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The Menopause Almost Destroyed My Relationship

Angie Macdonald was unprepared for the profound effect menopause had on her health and relationship, until she discovered testosterone. In February my partner and I celebrated our twentieth anniversary. But back in 2012 I wasn’t sure we were going to make it. Depressed, irritable and easily stressed out, I found myself experiencing heart palpitations, hot […]

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Jeanette Winterson and the Menopause

In an article entitled Can you stop the menopause? published in The Guardian, writer Jeanette Winterson describes how she was left physically depleted after experiencing two years of mental breakdown. Even after her mind had healed, she was still struggling with low energy levels, problems sleeping and her hair was falling out. A visit to […]

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You Know You’ve Hit Perimenopause When…

If you’re a woman in your mid to late forties chances are you’ve noticed a few changes recently. Not only in your body, but your mind too. Welcome to the Perimenopause The good news is you’re not going crazy and you’re definitely not alone. Declining oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels during the perimenopause years create […]

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Is it Time to Talk About The Menopause?

Last weekend I found myself having three separate conversations about the menopause. The first was with my hairdresser. We were discussing our monthly migraines and before you knew it we were swapping stories of how we no longer recognise ourselves at times as our hormones wreak havoc with our moods, minds and bodies. I had […]

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