Since we launched Hylda in 2019 we’ve had a lot of women ask us, “Are there support groups for menopause?” Well, women supporting women is one of our mantras, which is why we’ve launched our menopause forum, Women With Ambition, Attitude & Brain Fog. The community is a private Facebook group, packed with medical and wellbeing resources, offering the support and camaraderie of women who know exactly what you’re going through.
What is the best support for menopause? We believe it is a combination of information, inspiration and conversation with a lively group of like minded women. We are so proud that the group is a global community of menopause warriors. It brings together women from five of the world’s seven continents, sharing information and experiences on the ups and downs of the menopause years. With everyone supporting each other, it is a wonderfully empathetic and wise group. So, if you have a story to share, or you want some advice from like-minded women, this is the place to come, wherever in the world you live.
What are the top 10 signs of menopause?
We’ve already had some spirited discussions on several menopause issues, including HRT prescription charges and what sort of menopause support we want in the workplace.
These topics sit alongside conversations on common symptoms, questions about HRT and many other issues that affect menopausal and perimenopausal women.
READ MORE Meet our medical advisor, Dr Stephanie Goodwin.
What are the worst symptoms of menopause?
Who better to ask what they’ve found the worst symptoms of menopause than fellow members of a menopause and perimenopause forum who are living through it? For some of us, it’s the anxiety and loss of confidence. For others, it’s the hot flushes and night sweats. What is clear is that every woman’s menopause is different, but we can all support each other through it.
Whether you want to hear another woman’s experience of HRT, or find out what the best alcohol-free drinks are now that you’ve discovered wine is no longer your friend (something we hear from our community a lot), you’ll find a group of women happy to chat.
READ MORE The links between alcohol, HRT and menopause.
Why do I feel so bad during menopause?
Sometimes you just need to share your experiences with other women so that you feel seen and heard. Or you might want to research what are the most common menopause symptoms and what is causing them? Why are your moods so up and down? Does anyone else have daily feelings of doom? We’ve posted helpful articles in the menopause forum that will help you understand what your body is going through.
READ MORE What are the 34 menopause symptoms?
What does menopause anxiety feel like?
Anxiety is the secret symptom of menopause. So many of us expected hot flushes and night sweats, but didn’t know anything about the mental health menopause symptoms that would hit. Whether it’s a loss of confidence in the work place, a depression that we can’t shake or even a new-found fear of driving, perimenopause and menopause anxiety is very real.
Trust us, your fellow community members will understand what you’re going through and can share how they are managing their symptoms.
READ MORE Dr Stephanie Goodwin on menopause and anxiety.
Will I ever feel normal again after menopause?
Yes, yes, yes. Here at Hylda, we think that midlife is a brilliant time for women. We are confident, we are sassy, we know what we want – and what we don’t want. We don’t put up with the sh** that our younger selves tolerated. But… the symptoms and their impact are real, and we don’t ever want to sugarcoat them. For many women, menopause is a difficult and upsetting time, and we are here to support you through it.
Please do join our menopause forum and be a part of the conversation. If you have ambition, attitude and brain fog, then this is the support group for you. We can’t wait to see you there.
READ MORE Click here to join our menopause forum.