I started the perimenopause aged 42, and the symptoms increased during the following six years. I hadn’t had children naturally – my three beautiful sons, now adults, are all adopted.
I’d always had regular periods and been lucky not to suffer badly. Suddenly they were heavy, with bad Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and increasing discomfort, sometimes lasting weeks.
Then the real fun started. Poor sleep – I’d wake with my heart racing or my bladder fizzing.As the menopause closed in, I often felt very low.Read more on mind.org.uk