Now I’m not yet fully menopausal, but I’m heading that way. I had a hysterectomy 4 years ago and was told I would likely start menopause within 5 years due to the decreased blood supply. At the moment I get occasional night sweats, and I can be forgetful.
I do know I still have mood swings, but now I have no periods to track them around, but I also know I have periods where I am quite likely to cry my heart out over something trivial.
The thing that affected my mental health most was being overweight and feeling fat, grumpy and unattractive.
Thankfully after my hysterectomy I re-joined slimming world and lost 5 stone in 15 months. This did wonders for my self esteem, my mood and my health in general.
I take antidepressants daily and have no plans to stop anytime soon. They keep me ticking along quite nicely.
This isn’t a long post, I know, I do count myself as very lucky in that I don’t think my hormones have or do affect my depression to a greater or lesser degree. I know this isn’t the case for everyone.
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