Symptoms of Perimenopause and Menopause

Perimenopause and menopause are significant phases in a woman’s life, marked by a range of symptoms that can affect physical, emotional, and mental well-being. Perimenopause, the transitional period leading up to menopause, often brings a host of signs such as loss of libido, unexpected weight gain, hot flashes, irregular heartbeat, and mood swings. Women may also experience sleep disturbances, irregular menstrual cycles, food cravings, and increased anxiety. As one transition into menopause, some symptoms like loss of libido and depression may persist, while others like joint inflammation, hair changes, and skin dryness become more prominent. Understanding these symptoms is crucial for women navigating these natural yet often challenging stages of life.

Perimenopause Symptoms

  • Loss of Libido
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Unexpected Weight Gain
  • Hot flashes, hot flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Irritable or Moody, sudden tears
  • Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
  • Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
  • Food Cravings
  • Crashing fatigue
  • Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
  • Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
  • Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
  • Disturbing memory lapses
  • Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons
  • Increased tension in muscles
  • Breast tenderness
  • Sudden bouts of bloating
  • Depression
  • Exacerbation of existing conditions
  • Increase in allergies

Menopause Symptoms

  • Loss of Libido
  • Depression
  • Irritable or Moody
  • Trouble sleeping through the night
  • Joint Inflammation
  • Hair Growth or Hair Loss
  • Anxiousness
  • Acne
  • PMS, Hot Flashes, or Sweating During Sleep
  • Heart Flutter
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Incontinence
  • Skin or Vaginal Dryness
  • Unpredictable Periods