YES. Perimenopause can make you feel sick.
Can perimenopause make you feel unwell? Yes. Here’s why:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Vaginal Dryness
- Insomnia and fatigue
- Unexplained dizziness
- Hair thinning or loss, and brittle nails
- Joint pain and electric shocks
- Headaches and migraines
- Burning mouth syndrome
How long will perimenopause last?
What can I do to feel better in perimenopause?
How can I best prepare for my doctor’s visit?
- Educate yourself about perimenopause (YAY! You are already doing this by reading this article!)
- Keep a symptom log so that you can let your doctor know what is troubling you.
- Gather your history, including your last menstrual period, medical history, family history, and current medication list.
- List your questions for your doctor
- Think about what the best outcome would be and how you want your perimenopause experience to go. It is not uncommon to associate negativity with the menopause transition (which, let’s be honest, the symptoms are not exactly a walk in the park). Yet, this time can be exceptionally empowering as well, especially when it comes to your health.