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In April 2012 I hadn’t given menopause a second thought, I was only 45. Twelve months later I had become completely consumed by it.
Founder Diane Danzebrink has appeared on ITV’s Lorraine, Victoria Derbyshire on BBC2, ITN News at Ten , the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and many others relating to her experience of menopause
Approximately 13 million women in the U.K are either peri- or post menopausal. Symptoms can last up to 15 years. Over 60% of women experience symptoms resulting in behaviour changes. 1 in 4 women will experience severe debilitating symptoms. Read more of the facts here.
About the campaign
Too many women are suffering in silence and those that do seek help are often left frustrated and disappointed when medical professionals fail to recognise their menopausal symptoms or recognise their symptoms and either refuse to prescribe HRT or prescribe them incorrectly. Too many women are being told that menopause is just a natural phase of life and they will just have to get on with it. Natural it may be but I challenge anybody who has not experienced the debilitating effects that it can have to just get on with it! Equally demoralising for a woman already struggling with a host of symptoms is to be told that she must be depressed and despatched with a prescription for anti depressants. There is still much fear and confusion around the subject of hormone replacement therapy amongst both doctors and women and 67% of women recently surveyed said there was a general lack of support or advice for those going through menopause.
More than 60% of women experience menopausal symptoms
Approximately 38 per cent of women seek help from a GP
One quarter of those who visited a GP say the possibility of the symptoms being menopause related is missed
One third of women who visited a GP were not made aware of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Menopause Support founder Diane Danzebrink joined Loose Women’s Andrea McLean and a studio audience of 70 to live-blog a “Confessions of a Menopausal Woman” event on Facebook. The event, recorded in Mill Hill, London, was streamed to the Latte Lounge group’s 13,000 members via Facebook and at the time Read more about Confessions of a Menopausal Woman in the Latte Lounge[…]
Representatives of a number of major trade unions got together earlier this week to talk about how more could be done in the workplace to help women suffering menopause symptoms. Diane joined Swansea MP Carolyn Harris, Deputy Leader of the Labour party in Wales at the Unison headquarters in London to discuss raising the issue Read more about Working in Unison to help women in the workplace[…]
So you have decided that it’s time to visit your doctor to discuss the seemingly unrelated mixed bag of symptoms you have been trying to cope with. You might have a sneaking suspicion that these could be related to the menopause but you may never have considered it and are just completely fed up with feeling tired and lifeless, anxious, tense and sleep deprived or hot one minute and chilly the next and sometimes tearful, irritable and unhappy for no particular reason.
Why is it that what seems plainly obvious to me and so many other women and men seems to evade those that have the ability to ensure change?
Every day of every week I counsel women experiencing menopause symptoms and every single day women tell me that they are being incorrectly refused or denied access to treatment due to a lack of GP education in menopause.
…we’d have sorted it a long time ago. The conclusion of Di’s groundbreaking video for the BBC “Hear Her” season in which she discusses her own shattering experience of menopause. See the film below and find out more about the BBC project.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Jackie Doyle-Price was recently reported as saying “Women struggle to get their needs met by doctors because the profession is “overwhelmingly male”. But the Minister’s spokesman has told us she is “currently unable to work with you” on the subject of menopause.
MP Rachel “On a Mission” to bring menopause higher up the government agenda after meeting to discuss our campaign
Redditch MP Rachel Maclean’s own menopause experiences have led her to become an enthusiastic support of our campaign, and, following a meeting with Diane Danzebrink, she says she is “on a mission” to bring the subject higher up the government agenda. Rachel hit an extra problem when, in her 50s, she started a new life Read more about MP Rachel “On a Mission” to bring menopause higher up the government agenda after meeting to discuss our campaign[…]
Just nine days ago I met the Conservative MP for Redditch (@redditchrachel) in Westminster to express the concerns of so many women who are not able to access the treatment and support they need at #Menopause.
Many of the women I counsel are very emotional and frustrated because they have been turned away, fobbed off or not listened to. This Daily Mail article discusses why so many GPs refuse hormone replacement therapy?