Updated 21 July 2014

What real people say

“I became terribly forgetful and irritable – I was short tempered and would start crying for no reason". Do you recognise yourself in any of these quotes?


"I’m on fire!’’ - a middle-aged Stellenbosch woman at a 50th birthday tea party. She fans herself with a magazine.

‘‘I can’t sleep. I toss and turn all night,’’ - M (50 years) from Somerset-West. .

‘‘I jerk awake drenched in sweat. And my family has to watch out – I wake up happy but by lunchtime I’m miserable and cry for no reason. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.’’ - J.d.V (52), from Stellenbosch


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