Menopause and Hormones, Uncategorized

Definitions of all Those Menopause Words

What do these words mean? Am I in ‘menopause’ or ‘perimenopause?’   Or am I ‘postmenopausal’ or just plain ‘menopausal?’ Let’s do this one by one: ‘Perimenopause’ is the 2-4 years before the last period. For some women, perimenopause can last a few months or more than 4 years. Symptoms of perimenopause can include: Hot flashes… Read More Definitions of all Those Menopause Words

Menopause and Hormones, PMS, Uncategorized

Why Does Perimenopause Feel So Crazy for Some Women?

Why Does Perimenopause Feel So Crazy For Some Women? A picture is worth a thousand words. Perimenopause is the 1-2 years before a woman’s last period. In the following graphs, you can see that estrogen levels regularly cycle, rising then dropping. This is the normal menstrual cycle. However, some women experience brain fog, irritability, and tears… Read More Why Does Perimenopause Feel So Crazy for Some Women?