Perimenopause and Menopause Symptoms and Signs



by Michelle Prince

A holistic approach to perimenopause and menopause considers the whole woman ~ mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The symptoms and signs of your changing hormones can begin in your 30’s, long before you might associate them with “the change”.

Identifying your symptoms as normal is comforting ~ You’re not alone and you’re not going crazy! You’ll feel more empowered and motivated to “Embrace Positive Change!” after you identify your symptoms and signs.

Mental Symptoms

* Thoughts of Apprehension, Dread and Doom
* Inability to Cope With Stress
* Headaches and/or Migraines
* Anxiety and/or Panic Attacks
* Difficulty Concentrating
* Memory Lapses
* Dizziness and Lightheadedness

Emotional Symptoms

* Anger and/or Rage
* Nostalgia and Melancholy
* Mood Swings
* Decreased Sexual Desire
* Depression
* Body Image Issues
* Diminished Self-Esteem

Physical Symptoms

* Hot flashes
* Night Sweats
* Irregular Periods
* Heavy, Prolonged Vaginal Bleeding
* Joint, Muscle and Tendon Pain
* Drying Skin, Eyes and Mouth
* Breast Tenderness and Swelling
* Heart Palpitations
* Increased Facial Hair
* Hair Loss
* Vaginal Dryness
* Painful Intercourse
* Weight Gain
* Insomnia
* Blood Sugar Imbalances
* Incontinence
* Vaginal Atrophy & Prolapse
* Loss of Genital Sensation
* Fatigue
* Nausea
* Exacerbation of Existing Conditions
* Accelerated Aging

Spiritual Signs

* Enhanced Self-Awareness
* Desire for Positive Change
* Reevaluation of Life and Priorities
* Deepening Spiritual Connection
* Increased Intuition and Inner Wisdom
* Trusting the Cycles of Life
* Healing Wounds from the Past
* Forgiveness of Self and Others
* Self-Acceptance ~ Enhanced Self-Esteem
* Dedication to Authenticity
* Finding Balance and Harmony
* Self-Care and Nurturing – Creating Wellness
* Desire for Self-Actualization
* BE-ing in the Present Moment
* Self-Confidence ~ Personal Power
* Enhanced Relationships
* Personal Fulfillment
* Inner Peace

Please note: While these symptoms are common and normal during perimenopause and menopause, some can also alert you to the possibility of more serious hormone related health conditions. These both mimic and intensify your “normal” symptoms and therefore often remain undiagnosed. Please see your doctor is you have or suspect any of the midlife health conditions below.

Common Hormone Related Health Conditions

* Uterine Fibroids
* Ovarian Cysts
* Fibromyalgia
* Hypothyroidism
* Chronic Fatigue
* Arthritis
* Endometriosis
* Infertility
* Adrenal Exhaustion
* Bone Loss & Osteoporosis
* High Cholesterol
* Heart Disease
* Blood Sugar Disorders
* Breast, Uterine and Ovarian Cancers

Medical Disclaimer: Michelle Prince is a Holistic Health Consultant. She is not a licensed doctor, does not diagnose, prescribe or treat medical conditions, nor does she interfere with the treatment of a medical professional. If you have or suspect physical or psychological conditions, please see a licensed physician.

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Originally posted 2007-10-11 10:20:56.


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