"I'm stuck on the ceiling and I can't come down." Is the response that one of my clients gave me and boy can I empathise. That hyper aroused, hyper vigilant feeling that won't let you sleep, rest or have healthy relationships.
Truthfully, there's not been enough research done to make specific conclusions on the link between PTSD and menopause but taking an educated guess, I would bet my bottom dollar that generally speaking PTSD does make menopause worse. That's why I've just done a very important piece of content around it.
But, you know what, the most interesting thing is, PTSD doesn't have to be linked to natural disasters, or exposure to bombs or killings. Did you know that someone with chronic anxiety can end up with PTSD like symptoms too? Any kind of prolonged exposure to stress can cause PTSD, even PTSD itself makes PTSD worse. It's a vicious cycle.
So, having a bad experience with menopause, being body shamed and your moods not being taken seriously, can all add to your hyper vigilance and stress levels which in turn, increases menopause symptom severity.
In this video (which is 45 mins) we talk about:
In this video (which is X long) we talk about:
👉What is PTSD?
👉Why is it linked to menopause?
👉What you need to know about Poly Vagal Theory.
👉What you can do to ease PTSD and help your menopause.
So this is for you if:
🌺You have unpleasant peri/menopause symptoms.
🌺You have experienced something traumatic in your life (even if you think it's mild trauma).
🌺You want to gain the knowledge required about what to do next.
Watch now, and share with you friends who need this. x