The Map For The Menopause

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Menopause, with all it’s disturbingly foggy symptoms, is a time you can feel like the carpet’s been pulled from under your feet and you are totally lost. It really only starts to make sense when you discover that menopause is a transition, a liminal time when you are turning into a rooting-tooting, bad-ass, mighty powerful wise woman!

I present to you the path of menopause the phases that you will go through to get through to the promised land of renewed energy and focus.

Not yet peri-menopausal? You need to read this too! These five phases are also present every month during your bleed-time and are a rehearsal for menopause; pay attention to the shifts now and your menopause will be much easier!

You can find out where you are on the menopause path here.


4 Replies to "The Map For The Menopause"

  • Susan jones
    August 1, 2019 (1:17 pm)

    Iv been in the menopause for a year now … hot flushes and the rest … I have increased evening primrose oil in the last 7 months to 2 g s which lessons the flushes a bit …. my question is iv had ovulation pain last month for 2 weeks , now this month I have typical period pains but very tender and painful breasts more so than I would get when I used to have periods… but no bleeding …is it normal …???

    • katecodrington
      August 1, 2019 (1:43 pm)

      Hi Sue,
      I’m sorry to hear you’ve been suffering from sore breasts and period pain, it is indeed quite common for our bodies to follow a cyclical pattern even without the release of a bleed. The generic medicine for perimenopause is to slow down, reduce stress and rest more, can you manage any of these? Clearing toxins and upping the nutrients in your diet too can clear these issues, but most important is to consult your inner satnav and check in with what you need right now. What do you long for? What’s not serving you any more? Perhaps you can find a good friend or journal to explore the deeper longings for the next part of your life? You might enjoy our lovely Facebook group too

  • Rachel
    August 1, 2019 (9:00 pm)

    Hi my name is Rachel and I’ve been suffering with the menapause since I was 38 , it’s been one of the worse things I’ve gone through in my life . Up to two months ago I was coping with the symptoms fine , my periods stopped 7 months ago ,every other symptom has stopped apart from the hot flushes on a bad day I can have 20 + a day which is most days.. Recently my moods have been all over the place ,I used to be able to control my temper around my bad home life , I’m finding situations that used to not bother me ,are making me irritable and I don’t like feeling like that , I’m normally a cheerful person . Have u got any advice that can ease the symptoms.

    • katecodrington
      August 2, 2019 (9:58 am)

      Hi Rachel,
      I’m sorry to read that things are tough for you at the moment. The first thing to look at is how you can manage the stress in your life and what you can let go of doing/managing. The irritation is really common in menopause because we just can’t put up with the nonsense we used to tolerate, it’s time for things to change! Maybe an audit on what isn’t working in your life would be timely? Menopause asks us to clear the toxicity from our lives and this means food too, so clearing out as much sugar as you can will help, plus eating lots of pulses, seeds, nuts and sprouted seeds are great. Do you have good support around you to lean into? Gathering your friends is such a wonderful thing, or a red tent maybe. We have a lovely facebook group full of like-minded souls
      Good luck with your transition!
      Kate x

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