I reached menopause at the age of 55, some 4 years later than the national average. I had my children late in life and I remember reading somewhere that because of this I could expect my menopause to be later than normal as my body would be tricked in to thinking that it was younger than it was. As it turned out, this was true, except it was my body which tricked me not the other way round.
In hindsight I was perimenopausal 4 years earlier but had no idea. I knew about hot flushes but I wasn’t having any. What I was experiencing was sleeplessness, anxiety, feelings of dread and fatigue. I put this down to stressors that were present at home and at work at the time. The sensations got so bad I thought I was losing my mind and ended up speaking with a counsellor. Fortunately she was female and over 50 and I remember her looking at me and gently asking “are you in menopause yet?”!
I have a family history of breast cancer and blood clots so couldn’t go on to HRT and found many natural remedies cautioned not to use if at risk of hormone related cancers. So I boxed along making some lifestyle changes.
So when Pete, who I knew professionally, contacted me out of the blue about a menopause product called EstroG-100™* he wanted to market in New Zealand, my interest was definitely piqued. And then when I tried it myself, and got such positive results, I was sold. This was something I definitely wanted to share with New Zealand women. But I didn’t want to just sell product. I wanted to build a community to help women recognise the signs of menopause early (way earlier than me!) and give them the tools and encouragement to make the change of life the time of their life.
The result is MenoMe®.
*EstroG-100™ is the patented herbal formulation used in MenoMe® 40+.