I also felt a bit "flooded"

indeed my post re other factors has not been replied to.

so like you Ellemn I saw a bit of overkill.
Being a Boomer I have been there got the t shirt re menopause and hormones.I agree thyroid is connected to symptoms.
as a believer in holistic and naturopath support and emotional well being I see a big picture.
It is not or has ever been my wish to retain youth but to live and age naturally. I see beauty in age and wisdom in experience.

Living in the UK I see a different aspect of healthcare...female gynacologists and an awareness of feminisim

I have never felt you to be blunt Ellemn rather a clear thinker and have enjoyed connecting with you