In this podcast, Dr Louise Newson chats to Cari Rosen; author, writer and editor of Gransnet.com.
Gransnet was set up following the success of Mumsnet. Gransnet has 320k users, bringing in 3 million page views a month. Many perimenopausal and menopausal women feel socially isolated and alone when they experience symptoms that often they don't even realise are related to their reducing hormone levels. It can be very useful to share symptoms and also discuss experiences with other women. Increasingly, women are turning to platforms such as Gransnet where they can be frank and open with people they don't know and seek out support at various times of the day and night. In this podcast, Dr Newson and Cari discuss the various ways women can support each other during the perimenopause and menopause, as well as dispelling some myths about the menopause and HRT along the way.
Cari Rosen's Three Take Home Tips and reasons to visit Gransnet:
- Know you're not alone - there is always someone to talk to.
- Share your experiences. It can be so helpful to talk to someone who has gone through something similar and come out the other side.
- If you are feeling frustrated, it's good to share those frustrations with others that aren't your nearest and dearest.