Improve care for women in menopause
Menopause is still being treated with "surprise" from registered gps. Go for a walk, eat a healthy diet, get a good nights sleep...... are you kidding me? I can't sleep because of the burning heat from the "hot flushes " my brain doesn't work in the day because I'm tired from not sleeping the night before and I have major brain fog/ confusion. I have severe abdominal pain around that time of the month even without bleeding. I am sick of being treated as a second rate whiny person when I just need help with this change in my life now. I'm 50 and still find it so distressing that I am consistently treated as a burden or annoyance when I visit my gp. They literally can't be bothered and when you bring up the topic of menopause they sigh. Outdated knowledge around treatment, lack of communication between medical providers, misconception about the risks of hormone deficiency on health and absence of follow-up care are ridiculous All of which can be improved with standardised and updated knowledge onsurgical menopause.”
Why the contribution is important
I would like to be treated as a living breathing human being for once as above comments are upsetting but a real account of what happens when I see my gp. and what's the point. Is anyone going to make a change in the health system? Will anyone listen? At 50 years old I am devistated that there is still a stigma and discrimination against women that are trying so hard to work full time, be a fabulous mum, be an ok person, and in between I am fainting on the bathroom floor in pain, so tired I cannot function and pretending to be a ok when I'm not. Yes I've had a smear, yes I've told my gp all of the above, yes my gp checked her Fitbit for her steps while I was crying after having around 10 hours sleep over 3 days!
by luccabella on March 05, 2023 at 11:20AM