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I don't get all the symptoms everyday, but almost everyday, I have at least one of them to contend with.That does sound a little excessive, although I confess that I still get plenty of flashes and night sweats, even now. You dress in layers. Lots of cotton and merino.
If I were you, I'd go to your doc; they might suggest hormone therapy.
And there are natural products. Some women are helped by chaste-tree berry, wild yam seems to have some hormone balancing effects, raspberry leaf is always good. I used a product called "Estroven" to some success; I also tried a wyrd herbal cream that worked amazingly, but was far too expensive to maintain...
Lol. I've always been a little extra bitchy around my periods. This is worse - I feel like crying suddenly over spilled milk and just generally feel "yuck" and I do find others' habits - like the habit of saying "good morning!" when I am in no mood to greet the morning, extra irritating. If you can relate. I don't want to talk in the morning. Chipper morning people have always annoyed me - because I have not been one since I was a teen - but not enough for me to want to totally avoid them. I used to be able to fake it through the morning. I can't lately. I'm just grumpy and that's the way it is.I never had hot flashes but I did get extremely "bitchy" around my periods....and then it would just stop until the next period.....it did take me awhile to realize it was related to perimenopause.
I eventually had to give the household a "heads up" and a warning.....everyone steered clear of me. lol!
Sympathies, Kimmio. I went through 8 years of perimenopause, and now I'm in the final stretches of menopause.Did anyone else have a difficult time going through this? Some days it feels like I'm dying or losing my mind! Then the next day I'm fine...it's a roller coaster!
True enough.Hah, mine came to an abrupt end with pelvic radiation.
Be careful what you wish for