Monday, November 26, 2012

What are your menopause symptoms?

A quick Internet search for peri and menopause symptoms returned hundreds of results.
Though i believe i am experiencing the whole gamut of them, not all these symptoms are unpleasant and unwelcome.

Which symptoms bother you the most? And which ones don't? I would like to know.

As far as i am concerned, joint stiffness, mood swings, irregular periods, fatigue and a sense of doom and gloom are the most troublesome.
What i don't mind is a slight weight gain (i have always been very thin), a yoyo sex drive (i like the ups!), insomnia (i get things done at night when my flat is quiet and then sleep in until i am sufficiently rested)  hot flashes - i usually feel cold when the thermometer falls below 25 C so i  welcome any opportunity to break a sweat and get rid of some toxins through my skin.


  1. some symptoms really affect my quality of life. Depression, anxiety, mood swings, headaches, fatigue, forgetfulness and weight gain (in the wrong places!)
    I don't mind the fact that my periods are more spaced out and lighter. I haven't experienced hot flashes yet, so i cannot comment on their impact. My libido may have changed, but it's hard to tell because i am currently single and haven't been sexually active for a couple of years. BTW, great blog. Very inspirational and informative. I appreciate the therapeutic angle of yoga that you provide in your entries. Keep them coming.

  2. I am now 51, my periods stopped when i was 49. So far I haven't experienced hot flashes, but i am troubled by vaginal dryness, lack of libido, stiff joints (especially in the morning) insomnia and depression. I feel I have suddenly become old. My skin is drier and wrinkles have become deeper and more noticeable. I am not on HRT, but none of the natural supplements I am taking seem to make any difference. Before the menopause I was more active, worked out three times a week and went for a 10k run every Sunday. Now I have no energy, all I want to do after work is curl up with a book.