Do you really want to know the truth?
The menopause is a bit like childbirth, but without the possibility of a baby once you're done Some sail through it with no symptoms and no problems. Some stoical women just get on with life. Some are saved by HRT. Some swear by this potion, or that regime. The rest of us just drink wine. Even though we know it makes our symptoms worse.
Let me tell you a bit about my experience..
For me the menopause began eight long years ago. Yes, eight. So much for all those comforting articles saying that symptoms usually last for 2-3 years and some people don't notice any at all. My mother was one of those lucky ladies and I stupidly assumed that I would be the same.