Have you started noticing signs and symptoms of change in your hormonal cycle?
In peri-menopause these can include symptoms associated with menopause, such as:
- changes in your menstrual cycle (less blood, fewer days, flooding, heavier bleeding)
- dry skin and/or mouth
- mood swings
- memory changes
- hot flashes (maybe? was that a hot flash? who knows?)
- sleep pattern changes or insomnia
Sometimes the symptoms of peri-menopause are obvious, sometimes they aren’t.
Other, non-traditional symptoms of peri-menopause include:
- you can’t find the word you want
- short-term memory loss/overwhelm
- less ability to put up with bullshit
- disconnection from spiritual beliefs
- increased need for alone time
Peri-menopause is the period of time when your hormonal cycle is starting to breakdown– not just the loss of estrogen, but also they other hormones in your menstrual cycle.
Peri-menopause can also be a big game of Wait-and-See.
And that’s frustrating.
Unlike in junior high, when they pull you aside and tell you what’s going to happen when your period starts (or, at least a general idea of it), no one tells you what peri-menopause and menopause are going to look like or be like.
That is partly because your menopause will be unique.
How and when your hormones break down will be unique to you.
As you are navigating peri-menopause, there are some simple tricks you can use to help your hormones stay a little more balanced. You can find these tools in my fr*ee booklet “Five Minute Secrets To Balance Your Hormones!”
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