It’s quite distressing to feel your physical and mental health spiral out of control during the menopause. Feeling like your body is betraying you with hot flushes, night sweats and mood changes. Where you don’t know who you are, and don’t like who you have become. Sadly, I hear this very often in my practice from women going through the menopause.
From personal experience, I know that it doesn’t have to be this way. I’ve had the privilege to help hundreds of women who, after our homeopathic work together, find relief from their symptoms and a way to enjoy life during the menopause.
Sometimes, symptoms are easily relieved and my clients see very rapid results. Other times, it takes longer to unravel what it is your body is trying to tell us. But with patience, your body shows where it needs support and how your hormones can be balanced.
For this post, Penny, aged 55, has kindly agreed to share her story of how the menopause took her by surprise, making her feel like she didn’t know who she was anymore. Her moods becoming erratic and anxieties taking over, while her body was giving her intense and severe hot flashes and nightly sweats.
“I have long been an advocate for Homeopathy so I didn’t need much persuasion to search for solutions with Eileen at Homeopathy Healing.
As an active person on a healthy diet and with a fairly stress-free life, I never expected to suffer so badly with menopausal symptoms in the way I did.
At the time I first contacted Eileen I was sinking fast and feeling emotionally out of control. Things were spiraling from bad to worse at quite a rate and my confidence had taken a considerable hit.
My sleep was so disrupted that everything else seemed worse as a result of being constantly tired.
My moods were erratic and this added to the anxiety and self-consciousness I was feeling.
Hot flushes and night sweats were frequent and severe making me impossible to live with; one minute burning up and the next complaining I was cold.
I felt I hardly knew myself anymore and certainly didn’t like who’d I’d become. I gradually felt myself losing my zest for life; my humour, my energy and my tolerance. I wasn’t even able to exercise which has always made me feel much better. Every time I tried, I was immediately exhausted and would sweat so much that it wasn’t enjoyable.
I read a great deal about other peoples’ experiences of the menopause and really did understand when they said they didn’t know themselves anymore. It wasn’t someone simply being overdramatic, it was actually a very accurate description of how I felt.
Within minutes of speaking to Eileen on Skype, I felt in safe hands. It was as if she had given me a much-needed virtual hug.
Her reassurance, warmth, and genuinely caring nature backed by experience and knowledge were just what I needed.
She was motivating, positive and a joy to talk to; calm, understanding, and reassuring.
Part of me hoped we could find a swift solution with the remedies, but part of me hoped we could have regular chats for quite some time; I enjoyed her company so much!
I had read about those who bounce back after just one treatment and can vouch that that doesn’t happen for everyone. Although the improvement wasn’t immediate and we tried several different remedies, when things did improve, the results were significant.
I have stopped taking the remedies now that things have balanced so well, my sound restful sleep has returned and I am exercising regularly once again.
My moods are calmer and more rational and I am free of the flushes and night sweats.
I am so glad I persevered with the treatment and that Eileen was patient, never doubting that we would find the right solution for me. I feel sad for those you simply learn to live with their symptoms, especially now I know that they really don’t have to.”
If you are struggling with hot flushes, night sweats or other menopausal symptoms, I’d love to be able to help you as there is so much we can do to bring relief. Please feel free to book an appointment here, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or book a free 15-minute consultation here to see if I am a good fit for you.
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).