The Diary Of A Menopausal Mum

Diary Of A Menopausal Mum – 14/05/2021

My series of diary of a menopausal mum, which stopped over lockdown as it would have been the same thing and rants every week.  Is now back in case you missed it you can find last weeks post here.

I may talk about the downside to the menopause, but this is more of a light hearted series looking at the funny side of the menopause and being a Mum.


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I mentioned last week about my broken tooth and the awful antibiotics I was put on.  I came off of them and spoke to my dentist regarding this.  Unfortunately there was nothing else they could give me, so I have an appointment this morning.  Not sure what they can do as not sure they will be able to get close to my tooth without me hitting the ceiling.

Just hoping they can do something as I am in agony and completely fed up and very self conscious of it.

Hot Flushes

This is something I am very vocal about, I am forever going round saying I am so hot, is it hot in here.  So a conversation with my husband on Wednesday was very much like this.

I asked if the heating was on as I was burning up, he said no, and maybe it was my tooth infection.  I suffered a few hours and then noticed the heating was on.  He just said it shouldn’t be.  I was not impressed


At the weekend we popped to The Range, I love this shop and if left alone could spend a fortune.  It was my husbands idea, so I quickly agreed to going.

I hate wearing masks, being a glasses wearer having the mask high, and my glasses over the mask means my glasses do not steam up.  I glare at anyone not wearing a mask just because I am jealous I am having to wear one.  It has made my shopping experiences worse.  I get so hot and sweaty and can not wait to get outside and take my mask off.  I feel so claustrophobic wearing one.

However, you do not need to wear one when shopping online, which I am still choosing to do for my food, top up shops and bits and pieces.  As we have our new bathroom my current thing is new towels for the bathroom.


You will be aware my daughter has a chronic illness, it is ME Awareness month and on Wednesday was ME Awareness day, you can see my post here. She is also under Neurology as has ongoing migraines and IIH.

Yesterday, whilst asking what she wanted for lunch she calmly lists off about side effects from her new medication.  Which on checking are listed as severe.  So ended up on the phone to Neurology trying to speak to our Consultant, emailing Neurology and ringing our GP.  Nothing is ever simple.

Current Mood

The mood swings are very clear this week, I am either down and grumpy and close to tears, or happy and laughing.  It is very much ask me something and wait for my reaction.  Still suffering the brain fog and managing to trip over my own feet.

How has your week been?

Diary of a menopausal mum - 14/05/2021

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I am Sam and owner of StressedMum, I hope you enjoyed reading my latest post, I always love to read comments from my readers


  • Margaret Gallagher
    14th May 2021 at 9:28 am

    Talking always helps

  • Laura | Eco'ish Laura
    14th May 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Did you get the chance to watch the Channel 4 Davina documentary about Menopause? I haven’t had chance yet but apparently it was really good for raising awareness.

    • admin
      15th May 2021 at 9:53 am

      No I have not had a chance to see it yet, but want to watch it at some point

  • Rhian Westbury
    15th May 2021 at 10:43 am

    Tooth ache is the worst, I hope they managed to sort something out in your appointment. I know how you feel about getting hot and sweaty shopping with a mask on, but mine is just due to my weight x

    • admin
      15th May 2021 at 1:50 pm

      They did do something sounds horrible but they drilled into the nerve to kill it, a lot less painful today more the bruising from the injections. Mine is probably to do with my weight as well

  • Sally Collingwood
    15th May 2021 at 11:02 am

    Soya milk helped me through the menopause as it contains natural plant oestrogen

  • Elizabeth Williams
    15th May 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Glad to read this series back again as I think it’s important to talk about menopause. I’ve heard good things about Davina’s documentary about menopause and have it on my watch list.

    • admin
      17th May 2021 at 9:11 am

      Thank you, it is important to talk about it and not hide away from it, I do have to watch the program as well as like you heard it is good

  • Rebecca Smith
    16th May 2021 at 2:12 pm

    Hope they managed to do something regarding your tooth. I know what you mean regarding the masks in shops, I hate it!

    • admin
      17th May 2021 at 9:05 am

      They did although I am still in a lot of pain it is different pain, it is getting to me now but hopefully will be sorted soon. Glad it is not just me when in shops

  • Fiona+jk42
    22nd May 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Toothache is the worst! I lost 2 fillings last year, and had to take to drinking all drinks luke warm, even my wine spritzer, as otherwise I would get an excruciating pain. After waiting ages for an appointment, I finally got new fillings in april and it was such a relief.I hope you are able to get an appontment soon to get your teeth sorted.

    • admin
      24th May 2021 at 10:19 am

      Toothache is the worst and there is no escaping from it, I have now had two appointments and another this week she is letting me keep the half tooth so I have something there until the last minute


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