The Top 10 Symptoms of Early Perimenopause
Hey hey, lovely ladies! So, you've made it to that exciting stage of life called perimenopause - hooray for a whole heap of new and exciting symptoms! Lucky us.
If you're wondering if this could be you, fear not, we're here to spill the beans on the top 10 symptoms of early perimenopause and when you can expect them to crash your party. So, buckle up and let's dive in!
Hot Flashes: Picture this: you're minding your own business when suddenly you feel like you've entered the fiery pits of Mount Doom. Your face turns redder than a tomato, and sweat starts pouring down like you're competing in a salsa dance marathon. Fun! Expect these delightful episodes anywhere between your late 30s and mid-40s.
These can help reduce your hot flushes.
- Irregular Periods: Remember our predictable friend, Aunt Flo? Well, we can bid a sad goodbye to her regular visits. In perimenopause, your periods can become more unpredictable than a reality TV show. They might show up early, late, or take a holiday altogether. Surprise!
Mood Swings: Hormones are doing their cha-cha in your body, and your emotions are along for the ride. One moment, you're giggling like a maniac; the next, you're crying over a commercial, not to mention the rage.... Get ready for the emotional rollercoaster!
These can help reduce your mood swings.
Sleep Issues: Insomnia and restless nights are now happening too many times than you'd care to count.... not fun at all and one that affects so many women.
These can help you get a great night sleep
Vaginal Dryness: Ah, the Sahara Desert in your undies. As estrogen levels take a dip, your lady parts might experience some dryness and discomfort. Time to stock up on lube and get creative with your bedroom adventures!
Weight Gain: Yep, you may find you're doing the same things and just finding that spread keeps spreading. We believe in doing what we can to support and nourish our bodies through perimenopause but also accepting that our bodies are going to change too.
Take this to help manage cravings and boost metabolism
Brain Fog: Have you ever walked into a room and completely forgotten why you went in there in the first place? Welcome to the world of brain fog! Concentration becomes as elusive as a unicorn, and you might find yourself Googling "how to remember basic things" more often than you'd like to admit.
Breast Tenderness: Ah, yes, the twins are joining the party too. Breast tenderness can make you feel like your girls are throwing a rock concert inside your bra. Sensitive, sore, and slightly rebellious – just what you needed!
Decreased Libido: Remember the good old days when you couldn't keep your hands off your partner? Well, perimenopause can put a damper on your desires. Your libido might take a nosedive, leaving you feeling as frisky as a sloth on a Monday morning.
Take this to help with your sexual health.
Memory Lapses: Ever find yourself in the middle of a sentence, only to realise you have no idea what you were going to say? Yup, memory lapses become more common during perimenopause. It's like your brain has a delete button for random information, and it's pressing it without your consent.
Take this to improve your cognitive health
Now, here's the important part: every woman is unique, so the timing and intensity of these symptoms can vary from woman to woman. Some might experience them earlier, while others might be fashionably late to the perimenopause party.