The theme of this years World Menopause Day is Testosterone for Women in Midlife and it really caught my eye immediately because testosterone is not licensed for women to use in the UK - and yet it can be a life-changing element of HRT and treating the debilitating menopause symptoms. It is possible to take testosterone in the UK, you just need to know how to get it. My research for my own hormone health eventually led me to taking testosterone (as well as oestrogen) and I have talked about my journey a lot on my blog (see below for all the links to other menopause discussions).
I started off a bit anti-HRT, I thought I'd be able to manage without it and I thought it wouldn't happen to me. But it did - and I so wish I hadn't delayed making the decision. finally accepting I needed it was the best thing I ever did!
I am obviously not medically qualified so all I can talk about is what happened to me. I have however found some fantastic resources for information on the menopause and I am going to share them again here. Hopefully if you happen to find my blog and this post it will help you navigate your way around all the information out there - some misleading - to find the best help for you during your perimenopause and beyond.
When I get asked for any tips or any words of wisdom from friends or acquaintances these are the things I often tell them ....
I hope you find this useful - do email me or comment below if I can help or if you just want to chat.
World Menopause Day 2019 - Testosterone for Women in Midlife
My menopause related blogs can be found here in case you missed any!
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Welcome to Fifty & Fab, a lifestyle blog celebrating women. I am a blogger with a passion for writing about style, beauty, health and fitness with a focus on the over 50's. I am based in Marlow but work across London and the South East.
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
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