Let’s talk Perimenopause symptoms today.
Essentially, perimenopause is the 10 (ish) years before you actually go through menopause – and they can SUCK if you don’t know how to help support your hormones through this time.
This may sound dramatic, but I see so many Women struggling throughout this stage.
- are tired of being tired all of the time
- don’t recognize themselves in the mirror anymore
- are snapping at the people they love the most
- can’t focus at work, and feel like they may lose their job if this keeps up
- toss and turn all night – hoping tonight is the night they finally get some sleep
- don’t fit into their jeans anymore and can’t figure out why they are gaining weight in their bellies when they never used to
- see more and more hair going down the drain
- struggle with low sex drive, which affects their relationships
- are anxious, sweaty and feel like this is never going to end
Typically I’m seeing perimenopause symptoms start from age 35+.
Symptoms can start gradually with exhaustion, and periods that seem to be closer together than they used to be. Anxiety can creep in more and more that week before your period, and PMS seems to be getting worse. Then starts the bloating and weight gain… and it seems to snowball from there.
Knowing WHAT is happening is essential here. Once you know, you can find some support and create a plan to move forward. A plan that helps you feel in control again – and a plan that helps you show up in your life the way you’ve been wanting to.
Here are 21 symptoms of Perimenopause that you need to know about.
- Low Energy
- Weight Gain (especially around your belly)
- Mood Swings
- Trouble Sleeping or Insomnia
- Brain Fog/Memory Problems
- Irregular Periods
- Heavy Periods
- PMS/Worsening PMS
- Low Sex Drive
- Hot Flashes
- Night Sweats
- Joint Pain
- Vaginal Dryness
- Itchy Skin
- Hair Loss
- Incontinence/Weaker Bladder
Here’s something to consider – if you go into perimenopause with a pre-existing hormone imbalance – your symptoms are likely to be worse than if you didn’t. (hint – it’s never too early to focus on hormone health!)
The most common mistake I see, is Women who put off focusing on their hormone health. The longer you wait, the louder your symptoms seem to scream at you every day.
Here’s the secret though – YOU DON’T HAVE TO STRUGGLE WITH THESE SYMPTOMS!
Perimenopause just describes a hormonal change we go through, as we head towards menopause.
It doesn’t have to be horrible – there are many things you can do to make these years much better!
If you are unsure if you are in Perimenopause – take my quiz HERE.
If you are looking for some support along this journey, get on the waitlist for my Community – Navigating Perimenopause & Beyond HERE.
(Details about the Community are Below)
Remember, Perimenopause doesn’t have to suck. It can actually be a time we thrive as Women – if we know how to support our hormones.
More about the Community
I’ll be teaching you:
☑️ More about what perimenopause is, and possible testing to confirm
☑️ Symptoms to watch for
☑️ Eating in perimenopause – the best foods to add in, and what your body needs right now
☑️ What you can do to reduce or even eliminate the most common symptoms
☑️Possible herbs, supplements and lifestyle adjustments that can make a big difference
☑️ Managing weight gain
☑️ How to get your va va voom back again 🙂
Included in this Community:
🌟 Instant access to my Perimenopause & Beyond system I’ve used for years with my clients to help them feel better in their bodies again
🌟 3 Mini-Training recordings
🌟 3-weeks of meal plans focused on balancing those pesky perimenopause hormones! (including shopping lists, recipes & beautiful photos)
🌟Access to my private client portal where all of your information will be found
🌟 Weekly live group chats where I will answer questions and give tips on different topics we struggle with during this time of our lives (recordings posted after)
🌟 BONUS: Access to a growing resource library full of tips to help navigate this time in your life