Just as you might have finished changing diapers on your two year old, believe it or not…perimenopause symptoms can start to wreak havoc on your busy life. Perimenopause is actually “the change before the change” that starts to slowly emerge around age 35. However,the symptoms can fly “under the radar” for years and wreak havoc on your body, mind and spirit unless you’re armed with information from other women who have gone through a similiar experience. Major note to self: Arm yourself with info because many physicians are out of the loop on what it takes to manage symptoms and achieve a higher level of wellbeing.
The reason is that the syptoms are associated with being stressed out, anxious or just plain busy with a young, growing family or, as is possible at any time in a woman’s life, perhaps divorce or the loss of elderly parents. Pre-menopause symptoms are physiologically and emotionally associated with hormone imbalances that occur in the ten or so years before menopause.
It’s time to have the 2nd talk – a conversation about how our bodies change with age and what to expect just when you’ve declared you’re “done” having kids!