Aliya Rahman learnt to deal with the hot flushes (cold water, all the time) that came with perimenopause after a couple of months. But what she couldn’t handle was the “brain fog” that would come over her and cause her to “just go blank”.
“I’d be in a meeting and all of a sudden, nothing. I didn’t know what I was going to say or what I was talking about. It was as if the computer in my head had just hung. It was embarrassing. I was aware of what was happening but what could I do? I learnt to always have a pen and paper with me and write down my thoughts and ideas immediately. So, when a fog comes over my brain, I could, at least, read from my notes and sound coherent. Until it passes, ” shares Aliya.