Being almost post-menopausal I've researched many things to help with "the change." I recently came across Cathy's blog. It's a blog about menopause, using hormones, tips about how to deal with menopause, a wealth of information.
Cathy writes, "If women could write a book of words to describe how they feel during the perimenopausal and menopause stages, it would probably be a best seller.
The title could very well be, “Menopause: The Dictionary of Emotional Angst.” Not bad, right?
Let’s go through some of the emotional changes experienced during menopause. While considered a normal part of the process, some of the emotional changes experienced by women undergoing perimenopause or menopause can include:
irritability; feelings of sadness; lack of motivation; anxiety; aggressiveness; difficulty concentrating; fatigue; mood wings; and tension.
Irritability and feelings of sadness are the most common emotional symptoms of menopause. Often, they can be managed through changes in your lifestyle, such as learning ways to relax and reduce stress".
Read more to find Cathy's tips that may make it easier for you to handle your up and down emotions.