For the past several months, I've been dealing with the systems of perimenopause. First it started with night sweats, then hot flashes and the occasional emotional outburst. Now, I am a textbook example of a woman going through perimenopause.
I have headaches, heart palpitations, hot flashes, PMS, reduced sex drive, unexplained weight gain, urinary incontinence, vaginal dryness, worst of all are the emotional symptoms of anger, anxiety, depression, irritability, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, stress, extreme fatigue, and horrible mood swings. There have been days that I have literally felt as if I were going insane because of the roller coaster of emotions hitting me. The hot flashes are a nuisance, but nothing compared to the emotional beating I am taking.