Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Since having had my children, my hormones were all over the place and my mood swings were out of control. I did not recognise myself or my actions throughout certain times of the month and after a while I finally plugged up the courage to go and see my GP to talk about the symptoms I was experiencing.

The help which I was offered was one of three options:

1) To take the mini pill
2) Go onto anti-depressants
3) Have the coil fitted

Neither of which I wanted to do, as I figured that these would mess even more with my hormones, give me side-effects and not solve the underlying issues. After some research I found Sandra and we ended up having a telephone consultation to see, if she could help and if we would “click”.

I am so very glad I made this phone call, as we ended up meeting and having a total of three face-to-face consultations.

Quite frankly it changed me; my outlook on life; my hormone imbalance. It also gave me an immense insight into nutrition and how important it is to eat healthily and keep a balanced life-style.

I was the constantly tired and grumpy mum, who was constantly snacking and having frequent energy crashes throughout the day, which resulted in me being snappy and quite frankly unpleasant to be around.

I didn’t realise how my food choices affected my energy levels and hunger. Sandra helped me put a nutritional plan together, which allowed me to have stable, steady blood sugars and well-regulated insulin levels throughout the day.

From a sugary diet, I changed to a more protein based, healthy fats and low carbohydrates diet. Combined with the right supplements, this changed me within just three to four weeks. The impact was huge.

Knowing what triggered the hormone imbalance and what I needed to do to balance it out again, was the biggest part of the jigsaw. Finally, I was able to take back control.

I cannot thank Sandra enough for all of her help and input and would recommend her to any woman going through difficulties with a hormone imbalance.

TG, BRIGHTON



Psoriasis and Arthritis

Peri/Menopause Symptoms: low energy, low mood, bloating, dry skin