(Source: https://www.gov.ie/) Menopause happens at a time in life that can be stressful for a number of reasons. You might be caring for ageing relatives, children, managing work or home related stress while at the same time dealing with a significant life event.
Remember to be kind to yourself, inform yourself as much as and you can and know that there is help and support available such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) a treatment that is used for menopause care. Your GP can direct you to Silvercloud, a virtual mental health platform.
Every woman experiences menopause differently. You should talk to your GP if:
- you have menopausal symptoms that are worrying you
- you're experiencing symptoms before age 45
- your periods have stopped for a year or more before age 45
- you experience new onset of heavy periods after the age of 45 years