OK so I know that this isn’t a gift guide, or a sparkly outfit post, but the menopause and all of it’s lovely symptoms don’t disappear just because the festivities start!
A couple of days ago I made an IGTV about the menopause. I’d been asked by several lovely ladies who follow me to give them some advice when it came to dressing for the menopause and so, amongst other things, I talked about fabrics, the style of certain pieces and also layering.
Part of my reason for doing the IGTV was to encourage women to share in the comments below the video, what they had found worked for them when it came to managing their symptoms. In this post, I’m going to share some of the gems that came through.
There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to the menopause and what works for one may not work for someone else but I just felt that it was great to get the conversation started.
Oh and don’t forget to tune in to my IG Live with Lynne Robinson, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, on Sunday 5th January 2020. Lynne will be answering questions that have been raised by many of you and which relate to such topics as HRT, natural supplements, mood swings, memory fog – all the things that we can experience when going through the menopause.
So here goes with some of the advice that came through in the comments to the IGTV. This is what some women found had helped them:
- Tying their hair up at night time
- Realising that other people can’t tell when they’re having a hot flush
- Natural fibres and breathing exercises
- The FB group which accompanies the clothing brand “Become”
- A silk pillow case helps with both face and hair and is also great for keeping cool
- Intermittent fasting helps with mental fog, sugar levels and weight loss
- HRT is a game changer
- Learning about the role of oestrogen in the body. Menopausetaylor has great YouTube videos
- “Oestrogen Matters” is a must read, it’s on Amazon Kindle for 99p until the end of December
- Good accounts to follow on Instagram are @menopause_doctor @menoandme @megsmenopause @dianedanzebrink @lizearleme @my_menoapausal_vagina
Please feel free to leave any of your own tips in the comments below. If you’re interested in reading the ACAS policy entitled “menopause at work” which I mention in my IGTV you can read it here
I hope that this helps and I’ll see you next week!
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I suspect that a multi faceted approach probably works best when it comes to managing the menopause but in this video I’m looking at 3 things that might help when it comes to clothing: type of fabric, style and layering. I don’t have all the answers so feel free to tweak and to use your imagination. Lightweight blazers, looser style dresses and cotton trousers should all help for when your internal combustion engine fires up 🔥 🔥 🔥 As much as anything it’s good to hear what’s worked for you. Please feel free to share your nuggets when it comes to brands and tips. Blog post to follow! #menopause #stylingoutthemenopause #menopausevideo : I’m wearing previous season top @andotherstories jeans @mango shoes @zara and the brand I mentioned for the underwear was @become_tm