Symptoms of Perimenopause


Symptoms are the language of the body, they are our body communicating with us to let us know something is going on. There are many symptoms associated with perimenopause and when you read them you might think this is going to be the worst time ever. Not everyone experiences all symptoms, some have many, some have few, and the degree to how much they effect us is different. I have noticed that sometimes they can be mild, almost unnoticeable and at other times it’s like a smack in the face. There is no set way we experience perimenopause or a typical path either, which makes it all the more of an adventure! (Remember mindset is key, be optimistic.) Just as we are completely unique and bio-individual, the way we experience perimenopause is just as unique. I am here to tell you that you can thrive through this transformational and powerful time in your life. With the right support, guidance, nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle changes it is possible to thrive!

*Some common symptoms of perimenopause that you may or may not experience include:

  • Irregular periods
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Breast tenderness
  • Worsening PMS
  • Lower libido
  • Heart palpitations 
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Insomnia 
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Feelings of dread
  • Heavier or lighter periods
  • Weight gain
  • Changes in body odor
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Memory issues

These are just some of the symptoms women may or may not experience during perimenopause. The journey through perimenopause is as unique as you. Remember to take a deep breath, there are many things you can do to relieve symptoms and address the root cause. Start by seeking out a Holistic Nutritionist, health coach or functional medicine practitioner to get an individualized protocol to help you.

*Please know that not all symptoms you have may be perimenopause related, that is why it is extremely important to work with a holistic health practitioner or your doctor to make sure what you are experiencing is perimenopause and not something else.

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