Hi there - I started my menopause at 45 whilst living in Spain so was unable to ask for help. My dress size went up from size 14 to 20, I became very depressed all the time and was continuous arguing with my husband and drastic mood swings. Everything got me down and I was crying over the slightest problem. I returned back to the UK 3 years ago and finally went to see a doctor. I was diagnosed with under active thyroid.
I joined weigh watchers, took my medicine and for the past 6 months I have been on a diet - lost 3 stone and my life has changed for the better.