Could it be that you are suffering from perimenopause? Just in case you’ve never heard of it and have no idea what perimenopause is, then let’s define it for starters: Perimenopause is the period of time which most commonly occurs before a woman starts undergoing menopause itself. Thus, perimenopause can be considered to be the pre-menopausal syndrome that affects most women before they start undergoing menopause. It’s not a pleasant occurrence by any means but if you’re a female then you can almost be certain that it will be happening to you in your life at some point. But it is a wide range of symptoms that not everyone might spot when it happens, and this can lead to a lot of confusion about what could be wrong. Here’s a collection of twelve notable perimenopause symptoms, what they do and what you can do about treating them when they happen
1. Irregular Periods
One of the symptoms of perimenopause that you might experience, and sometimes often one of the first, is some kind of change in your monthly period cycle. The first thing that starts happening is irregular periods – that is to say that your period no longer follows the same cycle that it normally would have. This can be in the form of a period that you’ve entirely missed that continues for a while – but happens only once every so often, or it can manifest in the form of periods that keep skipping and occurring on dates that aren’t your normal cycle.
If you are experiencing irregular periods, the first thing you might think is pregnancy – but there are other causes for irregular periods, including certain diseases and disorders, severe anemia and stress that’s associated with your regular day to day life. You shouldn’t assume that you have perimenopause for one symptom.