GP's need more training

I was perimenopausal at 41. My GP decided I was suffering from anxiety and put me on antidepressants. I came off them after a few months as they were not helping. By total accident I came across an ad in a magazine about a doctor who specialized in hormone balance. I got my life back! In the meantime my GP but mainly his wife who was the practice nurse repeatedly argued that I was wasting my money. I was using an estrogen cream - quite safe I believe and progesterone and testosterone supplements. All levels tested regularly. Women need to be much more informed. 

Why the contribution is important

It will help many women work longer, stay married, have better relationships with friends and family.  Everyone will benefit both men and women. 

by CherieBowker on March 05, 2023 at 05:45PM

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  • Posted by Melva March 05, 2023 at 17:50

    I can not stress more how incredibly under-resourced your GPs are across the motu when it comes to knowledge about how to manage menopause. The stories women share of being under-resourced by their GPs are awful. Check out the NZ menopause support groups on Facebook. This is a country-wide issue with women sharing proactive GP names in some sort of backroom self-education process so women are equipped to get the health care that should be standard in a developed country.
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