Peri-menopause + Ovulation + Test results

keri Krieger, ovulation, Peri-menopause, women's health

 

At the beginning of the year I ran out of my T3 Thyroid medication, I do this every so often and think I’ll be fine and then two weeks later I’ve forgotten my own name so many times I realise that maybe I should go get the script re done.  I also thought that it had  been a while since I had my bloods done so it might be a good time to see how my hormone levels were.

My usual GP wasn’t  there so I saw someone else. He seems nice enough and tell him that I was taking T3 and it was really helping, that I’m 44 and sometimes I don’t ovulate  and I’m often tired, so I want to check oestrogen levels and make sure there is nothing obviously “wrong”. He asks me how I would know that I don’t and I reply “you know the usual, cervical fluid, energy levels, libido, body temp” He says nothing and offers me the script and the pathology form.

I don’t mention the word Peri-Menopause as I’m not really sure I want to get into that conversation.

I know I need to get these done on day 21 (this is when Progesterone levels should be rising for the final week of our cycle.)  

Feb rolls around and I’m at my sisters in Canberra, then March, and well we all remember March right?! 

So I find myself in May, on a Monday afternoon after clinic, it was a full morning and I feel myself crashing, I’m exhausted and emotional and I sit there in the car on the way home crying and inhaling a whole packet of m&m’s.

I’m not even sure what I’m upset about and I go home to run a bath and crawl into bed exhausted before the sun sets. 

I wake up the next morning and DING light bulb moment I realise it’s now day 22 and I think I know what’s happening.

I can already feel the energy in my pelvis dropping like my period is going to arrive and I remember the pathology test so off I go. This is the perfect time to catch what is really going on. My period turned up on day 23 this month, that feeling never lies.

 

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Womens Emotional Wellbeing Event July 2019

 

 

Womens Emotional Wellbeing Event, Chinese Medicine, Gold coast Events, Keri Krieger

I know I am not alone in feeling that maybe July this year was perhaps actually about 3 years ago.

Better late than never, here is a recap of my first WEW event.

There are plenty more planned for 2020 I’m taking this baby on the road around the country. Yes I am!

It was an incredible day. I was so grateful for how it turned out and am looking forward to taking all I learnt on the day and making it even better for the future women attending.

Not only was it the first but it was an intimate size with 9 women attending and what turned out to be a magical “Beta Testing” experience.  There is always a wealth of knowledge in any room but the attendees in July were all leaders and teachers in their fields and included journalists, medical practitioners, psychologists, a chiropractor, occupational therapists just to name a few. This provided such a valuable experience for everyone there but also for me to really hone the day for the future.

One of the things that is always essential when women come together is to allow plenty of time for sharing as while I am there to facilitate the flow of the day, I trust that everyone attending is there to connect and share a little something of themselves that will be meaningful for others on the day.

I’m grateful for the intimate size of this first gathering as at bigger events next year the flow of the day will be managed a little differently.

We set up at the amazing space Pragmatic Thinking HQ on the Gold coast

 

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Well Woman Podcast with Jema Lee

 

 

Jema and I had such a fun time making this episode for you!

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Today’s episode is all about ancient wisdom for the modern women. We explore the beautiful art and science of Traditional Chinese Medicine, how it supports, connects and can assist in rebalancing our endocrine system, overall health and how it can be transformative for women’s well being. We dive into the elements, organs, chat on herbs, and acupuncture, emotions and learning to say yes to yourself, without the guilt!

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