Lots of women drink during menopause and that’s completely fine but here are my life-changing benefits of quitting alcohol in menopause
The Life-Changing Benefits Of Quitting Alcohol In Menopause
Back in 2014 when I was 42 years old, I was really struggling. I was drinking heavily and I was also really struggling with perimenopause symptoms.
But it was hard to know which were caused by the alcohol and which were caused by my hormones.
One thing was for sure, and that was I felt rubbish, all the time, particularly in the mornings.
One symptom, in particular, was the rage. The rage was crazy.
In 2015 I quit drinking, I cut it out completely, and actually, I felt better! The brain fog improved, the low mood improved and the fuzziness improved.
They were the significant changes. And once I got the alcohol out of my system what I found was I obviously still had the perimenopause symptoms, but I knew they were perimenopause symptoms, I knew it had nothing to do with white wine.
This meant it was easier to track and just keep a record of what was happening with my symptoms, which means when I went to the doctor, I knew it was down to the perimenopause and not down to the alcohol I was drinking.
There have been lots of other ways that it’s helped me and helped me through this menopause journey.
But for me cutting out the alcohol for you, might just be cutting down the alcohol means that you will get better clarity of what is going on in your body.
Which is only a good thing right?
So tell me, have you cut down on your alcohol, do you think you should cut down on your alcohol, do you think it will help, has it helped? Let me know!
If you are struggling with menopause, please visit your doctor to get help and support.
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Kate Beavis is Fearless at 50 – supporting women to be visible and fearless in midlife. This includes understanding your health, and well-being, building confidence, and more.