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.
Fatigue is a big concern of many menopausal women, but lack of sleep and stress may account for this, as well as for the nausea, tingling toes and fingers, dizziness, and shortness of breath that some women experience. None of the symptoms above are life threatening; most past quickly, and others can be eased with a variety of excellent solutions.
What you can do: First check with your health care provider, and if all is well, then take it easy! This is a time of your life when it's crucial to take breaks and schedule time for just listening to music, talking with friends, reading a good book, and throwing yourself into activities you really enjoy. When you're doing something that gives you pleasure, you may find the energy for it!