Patient Stories

Finding hope with hormones after 20 years of struggling with my mental health
Podcast

171Finding hope with hormones after 20 years of struggling with my mental health

My Story: Hormones and mental health - ‘I felt like I couldn’t go on’
Article

My Story: Hormones and mental health - ‘I felt like I couldn’t go on’

When ADHD collides with perimenopause with Margaret Reed Roberts
Podcast

164When ADHD collides with perimenopause with Margaret Reed Roberts

When night sweats are not the menopause with Dr Susanna Crowe
Podcast

163When night sweats are not the menopause with Dr Susanna Crowe

In this episode of the podcast, Dr Louise Newson speaks with Dr Susanna Crowe about her experience of the menopause.

My story of hormonal depression: when my hormones change, I change
Article

My story of hormonal depression: when my hormones change, I change

In this article, Dr Hannah Ward shared her experience with reproductive depression.

My story of hormonal depression: when my hormones change, I change [Video]
Video

My story of hormonal depression: when my hormones change, I change [Video]

In this video, Dr Hannah Ward shares her experience with reproductive depression. 

My Story:  I've returned. HRT has given me my career back, my husband has got his wife back and my daughter has got her mum back.
Article

My Story: I've returned. HRT has given me my career back, my husband has got his wife back and my daughter has got her mum back.

My Story: POI & having a family
Article

My Story: POI & having a family

My Story: HRT and heart health
Article

My Story: HRT and heart health

When Jill, 50, suffered a rare type of heart attack in March 2021, she was surprised by how quickly HRT relieved her debilitating cardiac symptoms.

My Story: Thirty years of feeling the benefits with HRT, don’t take it from me now!
Article

My Story: Thirty years of feeling the benefits with HRT, don’t take it from me now!

In this patient stories article, we hear from Lindsay who is 77 and has been taking HRT since 1989.

Speaking out about menopause in my community and at work
Article

Speaking out about menopause in my community and at work

This is a patient story about Meera who started to develop symptoms of menopause at the age of 40 and didn’t know where to turn for advice. She’s since implemented free menopause training to support women in the workplace and is committed to opening up the conversation about menopause in South Asian communities.

Suicide Awareness and the menopause live Q&A [Video]
Video

Suicide Awareness and the menopause live Q&A [Video]

balance app founder, Dr Louise Newson, supported this live Q&A on Suicide Awareness and the Menopause with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), the region’s NHS mental health services provider. The public event discussed how the menopause affects mental health, including mood changes, depression and sometimes suicidal thoughts.

Breaking the Bias of the Menopause for International Women’s Day 2022
Video

Breaking the Bias of the Menopause for International Women’s Day 2022

‘How my life experience has influenced me as a doctor’ with Dr Naomi Jiagbogu
Podcast

139‘How my life experience has influenced me as a doctor’ with Dr Naomi Jiagbogu

My Story: Why did I suffer for so many years with endometriosis?
Article

My Story: Why did I suffer for so many years with endometriosis?

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