Let me tell you a story about two sisters, my half sister and me. We each turned 50 in the last couple of years. We are both mothers, both of a healthy weight and fit – although she’s a bit slimmer and quite a lot fitter than me if I’m truthful.
In 2013, we both found our periods going haywire. Neither of us talked about it much. Well, you don’t like to, do you? We both thought the changing pattern of bleeding was the start of the menopause and would soon settle down. When it didn’t, we each sought medical advice.