I’m sitting here having hot flushes at the moment. It’s either hormonal or cold-related (probably both!). Michael and I have been all bunged up with a head cold since last week—he’s completely recovered but it’s taking its time with me. And then there’s my bloody hormones! I’m okay, just a bit knackered, and feeling like I could quite easily go back to sleep, even though it’s 9.30 on a Tuesday morning and I’ve got things to do. I haven’t got to go out though, so at least I haven’t got to make myself look any more presentable than this…
This is what I’m wearing. I want comfort this morning, hence my stretchiest skinny jeans. I’ve got a cotton vest on and a very thin shirt on top. I’ve been taking the shirt on and off all morning. Aren’t hot flushes wonderful?! I’ve only got trainers on because I had to take Luna for a walk. By the time I got back, the shirt was off, and so were the shoes. I would’ve taken everything off too were it not for the fact that I’m expecting a delivery from Amazon at some point today!
But I’ve completely gone off on a tangent haven’t I? Not that I really know what I’m talking about today. That’s another wonder of the peri-menopause, isn’t it? Brain fog, forgetfulness, general confusion lol! Honestly, this post is just a bit of a babble about those blasted hormones that do us women no favours at all at this time of life. And I’m only 45, so I know it’s just the beginning. Bleurgh!
Fortunately (or not, depending on how you look at it), I have a husband who is extremely health conscious and wants to help. So, according to something he read online, I ought to be eating about a dozen tablespoons of flaxseed every day to control the hot flushes. Okay, perhaps not quite a dozen, but a lot. I haven’t tried it…yet. Give me time. Have you? Do you have any (natural) tried and tested remedies for peri-menopausal symptoms? I want to start trying everything early lol!