I stopped having periods at 47 and it was a while before I started suffering the dreaded hot flushes. Combined with a bulging disc back problem, my nights became more and more of a nightmare. If the back pain didn't wake me then the 'sweats' did, and once awake, one or the other prevented me going back to sleep. I threw in the towel, and, for the sake of sanity, was prescribed HRT by my GP. It worked perfectly and life was worth living again. However, more and more ladies i knew directly and indirectly were being diagnosed with breast cancer, and so, again for the sake of sanity, although HRT is allegedly quite safe to take until 55, I decided to stop taking it. I battled along for a while with the returned flushes, till i reckoned I had nothing to lose, things could only improve as they certainly couldn't get worse and phoned Julie. It took a few visits but the flushes became increasingly bearable and nights much improved. I have been seeing Julie for about 6 months now, and, although I do have a few flushes, they are not half as intense as they were and incredibly short lived - they don't stop me in my tracks like they used to, most nights pass without any at all, and my mood is perfectly relaxed! I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Julie for menopausal symptoms, and I have in fact recommended her to my husband and daughter for different issues.
Andrea Fleet, Stratford-upon-Avon