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Talking to your GP about perimenopause and menopause can be hard when you can barely think straight for all the raging symptoms. We asked a leading menopause doctor to explain how to get your point across and the help you need.
Speaking to your GP about menopause symptoms should be simple, only it isn’t. When your menopausal symptoms could be the Greatest Hits Collection of 34 different symptoms, where do you start? What’s more, when a handful of those typical menopause symptoms are insomnia, memory loss, brain fog, fatigue, anxiety and depression, you might not be the most effective communicator. Throw into that mix vaginal dryness and lack of sex drive and it’s a wonder if you make it past the waiting room.
British GPs are a phenomenal asset to our NHS but sadly, many of them don’t have sufficient training in diagnosing perimenopausal symptoms and too many women are being incorrectly diagnosed, prescribed anti-depressants or simply not receiving the help they need. "It’s very difficult for GPs to tick off so many boxes and my view is that GPs should not have to do everything themselves but there should be designated menopause clinics that they can refer women onto,” says one of the world-leading specialists on perimenopause and menopause.
So how to convey all your perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, then? Here some fail-safe tips on how to talk to your GP about perimenopause and menopause and get the most effective support out there.
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