Premature ovarian failure
|I am now finding
myself being "performance managed"
I was diagnosed with premature ovarian failure a year ago. Having always
been a strong, healthy person, the decision to try HRT was really difficult;
I don't like taking medication, but had tried natural alternatives. My
symptoms were so severe I felt I had no option. My family and my work
Having read about this natural progression for women, I struggled with
not only the symptoms, which are still debilitating, but people’s
attitudes. My doctor had queried auto-immune disorders, degenerative diseases
and even a brain tumour before my blood results were conclusive - almost
18 months since I raised my concerns.
I have a stressful job in a globally successful healthcare company. Recently
I transferred to a business unit which is less stressful than my troubleshooting
post in a previous location. I am now finding myself being "performance
managed", despite being up front and describing the debilitating
effects of my perimenopause.
I know I can't be alone in this unfair treatment, but I wanted to post
this to alert other women, as one thing I do feel (due to strange paranoid
feelings and high anxiety related to the menopause), is that I'm the only
woman experiencing this!
To leave this posting on a positive note, I bought Dr. Northrup’s
book last week. I'd never heard of it before; I have to say its the best
book I could have bought and its helping me understand myself in a way
I never thought possible.
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