30 Plus Symptoms Associated With Perimenopaue & Menopause

Every great bodily transition comes with its own unique set of experiences. Remember 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.

Keep in mind, perimenopause and post-menopause symptoms often overlap.

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, 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, with some women swearing they are due to menopause. Who are we to say they aren’t? After all, not enough is known to say a hard no. 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
AnxietyAllergiesAcne
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

Remember 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.


50+ teacher, beauty and wellness founder and Qigong Instructor. My passion and purpose is helping people (particularly perimenopausal and postmenopausal peeps) to optimize their health and wellbeing with simple lifestyle practices.

I'm Dixie Lincoln-Nichols

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  1. Vanessa says:

    This here…this here …is my life….I tell everyone about what I’m going thru

    • Dixie Lincoln-Nichols says:

      Hi Vanessa. Thank you for reading and sharing. You are not alone. This rite of passage, the menopausal phase, is so real. Thankfully, it doesn’t last forever. But knowing the symptoms and finding ways to cope and manage them can make all the difference in how you feel…xo

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I'm Dixie. 50+ Biology and health educator, qigong practitioner, beauty and wellness founder, empty nester, and all round life lover.