Symptoms of menopause
"What's going on with me?" is the most common question women have during perimenopause and menopause. “Is it hot in here, or is it just me?” would be the second most common question.
Some women have many of these symptoms of menopause; others have very few. Some really lucky ones have none at all. Here is a list of some of the most common menopausal symptoms — plus some tips on how you can cope with them. Be sure to discuss your symptoms or any others concerns with your healthcare provider.
Feeling fuzzy? Forget where you left your car keys? Memory loss isn’t caused by menopause, but it may be aggravated by its symptoms.
While it's true that many menopausal women become forgetful, in the vast majority of cases, this isn't a sign of more serious memory issues — the brain simply doesn't retain as much information as we age. And, if you don't get enough sleep and are frequently distracted by hot flashes, you may find it even harder to concentrate. Some women find that they are less distracted when the hormonal fluctuations of menopause have passed. The aging brain can be a lot better at remembering long-term events than short-term ones.
What you can do: Keep a pad and pen with you at all times to make lists. At home, always put your keys down in the same place. And when driving, park your car next to some specific landmark, and write it down so you can find it again.