Michelle Heaton discusses menopause symptoms and marks being six months sober

Michelle Heaton has spoken out about her experience with menopause, detailing the symptoms as she celebrated being sober for six months.

The 42 year old, who recently got her eyebrows tattooed as part of the next phase of her beauty makeover, took to her Instagram feed to speak out about it with her 299,000 followers.

The former Liberty X star shared several photos alongside the post, including one of herself sleeping with her baby, one of her in a hospital bed, another of her family, while a fourth was the cover of her book, called Hot Flush.

In the caption, she told her legion of fans: "Menopause. How Many symptoms can you name? without looking them up !"

Listing the symptoms she experienced, she continued: "Mine : hot flushes, memory loss, night sweats, crippling migraine, add on Post natal depression.

"You’ll be surprised how many symptoms there are and how many go undiagnosed whilst the suffer feels like they are loosing their mind, as do the family around them in desperation to try and help – it’s not just the women who suffer.

"Because we are all different, everyone needs a different approach. I also had in parts – insomnia, anxiety, tiredness, loss of hair and loss of myself and my zest for life."

Michelle, who recently transformed her look with a shorter cut and ombré extensions, went on to ask her followers what symptoms they experienced before speaking on the snaps she shared, explaining she is now six months sober.

She said: "These photos are from my book where I documented my journey and the time it was published I still wasn’t right…

"mainly because, as most know by now, I self-medicated with alcohol abuse – . (Almost SIX months clean and sober [praying hands emoji]) alcohol Makes the symptoms worse – and little did I know for the last 7 years, my HRT work less."

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The TV personality continued: "We need to be armed with the facts, and the right HRT for each person. Still today in a world full of understanding and diversity, the word menopause isn’t greeted with the same respect.

"Join me and countless others and post your symptoms below. You’re not the only one. #Worldmenopauseday #menopause #talkaboutit #empowerment #HRT #educateyourself".

Many of her fans were quick to respond and praise her for being so open as one person wrote: "Just starting to go through symptoms now. So it will be great to read people's experiences. You are doing so well x".

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Another said: "All of those, hair loss, but the worst is the crippling anxiety. You've got this," followed by a red heart emoji.

A third questioned: "Can I ask what age you where when you started the menopause? I swear I'm starting it but I'm only 33 and doctors laugh at me @wonderwomanshel," with a shocked emoji.

She responded: "I was 35 x but it was surgical there are allot of women who go into it early naturally also some even in their 20’s if in doubt go gp and ask for a blood test good luck x".

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