I am 41 years old……About dec 2013 I began experiencing symptoms that I could only describe as menopausal. I was increadibly moody and super teary. The moods tended towards depression and the feelings of overwhelm in my day to day life were frightening. My skin itched, my sleeping patterns changed and I simply stopped menstruating. I felt like I had a permanent state of Pre-menstrual tension…. This continued for 3 months.
I didn’t feel ready to go through this change so early in my life, and I know I was a walking nightmare for my family.
I saw 2 doctors that confirmed ‘peri-menopause’ and both prescribed one pill or another, both of which I did not take. I saw a chinese herbalist who prescribed some (expensive) herbs which I did take, until they ran out 2 weeks later, and I still felt lost and menopausal…
In march 2014 I participated in a secrets of natural walking workshop. On the first morning, my menses began..Woohoo…The relief that I felt was phenominal. I began to practice the walking 20-30 minutes a day, 4 days a week.
The symptoms came and went over the next 5 weeks, but still, no more menses. Then I participated in another secrets of natural walking workshop and on the first morning, my menses began again. Oooooh the relief. I was so grateful and happy. It was so clear to me that the walking had helped to regulate my endocrine system and my hormones were doing their job again. And still now, 5 months later, I have a normal cycle, with no symptoms!!!