How do we know we are in it?
Recently when I chat to my friends everyone is knackered, looking after their kids, working, trying to fit it all in, and feeling that’s just how it is.
So many of us are having children a little later and the exhaustion we feel can often be put down to being ‘mum’ (plus pandemic vibe) , but what if there is something going on for you hormonally that you can do something about, and feel better for it?
Here are some common changes we may go through in perimenopause. If you are experiencing any of the following it’s always great to seek professional help and not ‘put up’ with it. We can do lots to help ourselves, and sometimes it may be simpler than you think. Starting with speaking to your GP
Headaches /worsening migraines
Bladder: Stress or urge incontinence, recurrent UTIs
Muscle/ Joint pain: Pain stiffness: reduced ability to exercise
Brain: memory problems, brain fog, anxiety, low mood
Bones: Loss mass and become more fragile
Vagina: Itchiness, dryness and irritation
Skin: becomes drier and itchy
Hair changes: Loss or thinning
Loss of interest in things
Numbness in parts of the body
Loss of interest in sex
Feeling full of rage
Weight gain ( around your middle)
Check out the Balance App Created by Dr Louise Newson too which can help you log symptoms and also has plenty of info on this stage of our lives.