My Journey Through Perimenopause: From Insomnia to Empowerment and the Birth of Bomimo

My Journey Through Perimenopause: From Insomnia to Empowerment and the Birth of Bomimo

Embarking on this personal narrative feels like opening a door to a chapter of my life that, until recently, remained shrouded in confusion and uncertainty. For over four years, insomnia, anxiety, low mood, and night sweats became unwelcome companions, gradually consuming the vitality, energy, and glow that defined my essence. Little did I know that the culprit behind this relentless struggle was perimenopause, a phase that blindsided me at 43, leaving me grappling with symptoms I couldn't comprehend. This is the story of my journey from despair to empowerment, marked by the discovery of unconventional solutions and the birth of Bomimo.

The Unseen Battle

In retrospect, the signs were there, but I brushed them off as normal stress or the result of running my previous business whilst looking after three young children and a busy lifestyle. Nights turned into battlegrounds as sleep eluded me, leaving me fatigued and irritable during the day. Anxiety and low mood became constant companions, making even the simplest tasks feel like insurmountable challenges. Night sweats, an unexpected intrusion into my life, disrupted my sleep further, leaving me feeling exhausted both mentally and physically.

As I reflect on those tumultuous years, it felt like a never-ending nightmare, a silent struggle that unfolded behind closed eyes as I tossed and turned in the darkness. The low mood became a constant companion, casting shadows over even the brightest moments of my life.

The Blindside of Menopause

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At 43, the word 'menopause' wasn't a part of my vocabulary, it was a term I associated with a distant future, not a present reality. The realisation that I was in the throes of perimenopause completely blindsided me, sending shockwaves through my understanding of my own body. It was a revelation that came with a mix of emotions – relief at finally understanding what was happening to me, and a sense of unease at the uncertainty that lay ahead.

The GP's Advice

Seeking answers, I turned to my general practitioner, who suggested that I consider antidepressants to alleviate my symptoms. While I appreciated the concern, the idea of relying on medication didn't sit well with me. Uncomfortable with the idea of relying solely on medication, I set out on a journey of exploration to find a more holistic approach to reclaiming my well-being.

Exercise as Medicine

In the depths of my struggle, I turned to my powerful ally – exercise. While my GP had recommended antidepressants, I found that physical activity became my best medicine. Whether it was a brisk walk in the early morning light, an intensive ride on my spin bike, strength and resistance training or the meditative practice of yoga, exercise became the most important thing in my life. The endorphin release became a natural mood enhancer, and the benefits extended beyond my mental well-being. Regular exercise became a cornerstone of my routine, gradually improving the quality of my sleep and alleviating the grip of night sweats.

The Turning Point: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Despite the positive impact of exercise, there was a lingering sense of imbalance. Seeking further support, I revisited my GP, leading to the initiation of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). The prescription helped restore a semblance of normalcy to my sleep patterns, providing relief from the persistent insomnia. While HRT addressed many of my symptoms, I couldn't shake the feeling that my body needed more to truly thrive during this transformative phase.

The Quest for Natural Support

Recognising the limitations of conventional treatments, I delved into extensive research on natural supplements that could support my well-being during perimenopause. This journey of self-discovery led me to uncover the importance of protein in preventing muscle loss, improving metabolism, and regulating hormones. I identified key vitamins, minerals, and adaptogens such as maca, ashwagandha and ginseng and phytoestrogens such as red clover, that had the potential to alleviate my symptoms. Additionally, the role of pre and probiotics in mitigating bloating and enhancing gut health became apparent.

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Bomimo Nutrition: A Vision Takes Shape

Armed with newfound knowledge, I embarked on a mission to create a holistic solution that would empower women navigating perimenopause and menopause. Three years ago, Bomimo was born out of a desire to share my journey and provide a beacon of support for others facing similar challenges.

The Creation of the multiple award-winning MenoShake

At the heart of Bomimo is The MenoShake, a multiple award-winning nutritional supplement designed to support women during perimenopause and menopause. The MenoShake incorporates the essential elements I discovered in my research – protein to preserve muscle mass, vitamins and minerals for overall health, adaptogens and phytoestrogens for hormonal balance, and pre and probiotics for gut health.

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Empowering Every Woman

Bomimo is more than a brand; it's a testament to resilience and the belief that every woman deserves to feel her best during the transformative phases of perimenopause and menopause. The mission is clear: to dispel the darkness that often shrouds this natural journey and to empower women with the tools they need to thrive.


As I reflect on the evolution of my journey, from the depths of perimenopausal struggles to the creation of Bomimo, I am filled with gratitude for the lessons learned. The challenges paved the way for discovery, empowerment, and the realisation that women should not suffer in silence. My hope is that, through sharing my story, I can be a source of inspiration for those navigating similar paths. May every woman facing perimenopause and menopause find the support and empowerment she deserves, embracing the journey with resilience and vitality.

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