At the very start of my menopause journey, I remember one particular day when I was sat in my room and was suddenly hit by this feeling of sheer and utter panic that spread like wildfire through my body.
For many years, I’ve been getting this odd, burning sensation in my mouth. It started in my early forties. I didn’t know quite how to describe it other than it felt like my mouth was extremely dry and sore; almost like I’d washed my mouth out with bleach.
In 2016, I fell and broke my wrist. I told my dad about it and he seemed really concerned. I couldn’t understand why as wrist and arm breaks are fairly common. But he reminded me that my mum had suffered badly with osteoporosis and that it can be hereditary.