That was that until few weeks ago when I started to feel freezing cold that starts to run from my shoulders down. I am carrying a shawl in my bag to cover myself, all of this happens when our country is supposedly in a summer season with temperatures going as high as 45 degrees centigrade. The heat flushes almost disappeared unless of course one is having really hot tea or coffee, and it got replaced by longer periods of feeling too cold so I would go to the garden and wait in the heat for it to go away.
I wonder at times why are we not prepared for these things that are outside our control? for example when we know that we are getting the flu, we buy cold stop and treat it that way, when we have stomach ache we take herbal drinks or medications, when we have a headache, we take panadols! why can’t we take a tablet and make the heat-cold sensation go away? where is all of that money that is pumped into medical professions? why do students pay so much money to study medicine and why isn’t part of that money being kept aside for menopause research. Where are those women doctors who became 50 and started their own menopausal syndrome, are they in denial? is it an age issue? are all women in the world still refusing to tell their real age and menopause is a first sign of aging so they hide the pains of it?
I see billions of dollars being pumped on AIDS, or facelifts and so on, why isn’t there any money spent on developing appropriate medications for menopausal problems? who wants to live for I don’t know how many years with problems that cannot be taken away? Doesn’t women representing half the world? isn’t this percentage worthy of some expenditure from those that are considered husbands, fathers, brothers, friends etc??