Perimenopause & Me

Perimenopause symptoms

Perimenopause Symptoms

How they effect your body

Perimenopause symptoms can last for many years during the build-up to the menopause. On this website we are going to cover all the main perimenopause symptoms you might experience during this time and provide ways to help your through this transitional period of time.

So let’s kickoff with the main symptoms, you may experience, during the perimenopause you may experience some or all of these known symptoms.

48 possible symptoms

According to researchers, there are 48, yes 48 symptoms you might experience during the perimenopause.

– The first is obviously changes to your periods. This could be changes in length, either coming more frequently or less frequently. Some may experience heavier or lighter flow. This could change from month to month.

– Pain levels may increase or decrease.

Further frequently reported symptoms are :

– the hot flush that you’ve probably heard of
– night sweats
– headaches
– low mood
– palpitations
– vaginal dryness
– trouble sleeping
– joint stiffness
– dizziness

It’s no wonder this time of life can leave you exhausted. It is so much more than a hot flash. You’re not going crazy this is all part of the perimenopause.

Many less reported perimenopause symptoms :

– stress
– feeling unable to cope with everyday ups and downs
– moods can swing easily from happy to sad and frustrated even with panic and anxiety too. This can lead to feelings of losing confidence.
– sleep disturbances and feeling fatigued, can heighten these emotions.
– brain fog has also been reported.
– painful breast pain together with bloating
– incontinence
– digestive issues
– weight gain
– loosing interest in your sex life with a lower libido

You might also find you need to use the bathroom more frequently is also common. As is vertigo and dizziness. Maybe you’ve also experienced a tinglingor burning mouth.

Not everyone will experience these symptoms. Some may have itchy skinweak nails, incontinence, hair loss, osteoporosis, electric shock type muscle pain, aches and pains and allergies.

Changes to your skin during the perimenopause

– body odor
– changes in breast size –
– thyroid problems
– dry eyes
– feeling cold
– loss of bone density
– muscle tensions
– feeling sick
– worsening PMS and hair loss.

Keep in mind that some women experience mild symptoms or none at all. It’s not all doom and gloom, by being prepared and understanding what is going on with you body you may be better able to manage the symptoms and transition onto the next stage of your life.