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30 Plus Symptoms Associated With Perimenopaue & Menopause

Every great bodily transition comes with its own unique set of experiences. Think puberty and or pregnancy? They all have their pros and cons. Well, menopause is no different. Did you know there are thirty plus symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause? Symptoms vary from none, mild or severe. And to be clear, perimenopause and post-menopause symptoms often overlap, with perimenopause onset occurring much earlier. You can read about perimenopause, here.

I began experiencing perimenopause at thirty-eight, and it started with heart palpitations and feelings of anxiety. Those symptoms have since disappeared, giving way to new ones. This more or less has been the pattern. As some symptoms fade away, new ones pop up. Currently, I’m experiencing mild hot flashes, night sweats, some weight gain and occasional brain fog. I’ll share all the symptoms I’ve experienced and how I manage them in another post.

In the meantime, here are some symptoms that are said to be associated with the menopausal phase. Some are super weird, and I can attest to a few weird ones on this list. Which ones seem weird to you?

Perimenopause & Menopause Symptoms

Brain fogUrinary incontinenceMigraines
Heart palpitationMood swingsVaginal dryness
Dry skinBreast tendernessHot flashes
Night sweatsDecreased libidoBloating
Tingling extremitiesJoint painElectric shock sensations
ItchinessIrregular periodsSleep disturbance
Changes in voiceEarache/tinnitusDepression
Weight gainOsteoporosisDry mouth
Panic disorderGum diseaseDry eyes
FatigueTaste changesDizzy spells/vertigo
Thinning hair/hair lossBody odorBurning mouth
Difficulty concentratingBrittle nailsCold flushes
Altered spatial awarenessFormication – feeling of
insects crawling on skin
Metallic taste in mouth

Be mindful that these symptoms may not be due to perimenopause or menopause. They could be associated with something entirely different. Hence the reason why it’s essential to talk to your primary care partner about any changes you might be experiencing.

Are you going through perimeopause or menopause? Which symptoms, if any, are you experiencing? Or perhaps you don’t know. If you’re not sure, take the menopause quiz here and get a bit more clarity. Share your thoughts and comments below.

I'm a teacher, beauty/wellness founder, and Qigong Instructor. My work exists to support women and people experiencing the menopausal transition on their health and wellness journey. I believe in the sacredness, wholeness, and expansiveness of well-being and the menopausal passage, and I care deeply about teaching and creating experiences and safe spaces that provide support.

I'm Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

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