Welcome to my menopause nightmare: She’s wrinkling like a prune, sweating like a bull – and going to bed with a man has never been so scary! A brutally honest yet life-affirming account of the menopause
– Mandy Appleyard’s having a rough time of it
– The side-effects of her menopause are deeply uncomfortable…
– Especially as she’s begun a new relationship
– In a new column, read about Mandy’s experience of the menopause
Strange things are happening to me in the night. It used to be one night every so often, but now it’s every night.
I go to bed looking like the normal me, straight-haired and smoothish-faced, but I wake up (note: I haven’t actually slept for more than about four hours so I use the term loosely) looking as if I’m wearing a fright wig and with my face so puffy that I look as though I’ve been fighting ten rounds with a man with large fists.
Night sweats are to blame. Each night I toss and turn, my hair wet with sweat before being tumble-dried in a tangle of sheets and pillows. Come 8am, I look like one of the Jackson Five.
All this started about a year ago. Where I used to read for 30 minutes, switch off the light and wake up eight hours later feeling thoroughly refreshed, bedtime is now a marathon of insomnia and discomfort which leaves me feeling as if I never actually sleep.
Welcome to my menopause.
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