Menopause, or the permanent end of menstruation and fertility, is a natural biological process, not a medical illness.
Even so, the physical and emotional symptoms of menopause can disrupt your sleep, sap your energy and – at least indirectly – trigger feelings of sadness and loss.
It doesn't have to be. You don't have to have:
* annoying mood swings including crying jags
* being prone to anger most of the time
* hot flashes during the day
* night sweats and wet sheets at night
* an inability to focus
* a significant loss of short-term memory
* uncomfortable gas and bloating
* abnormal weight gain
You can ease into it and you can breeze through it.
Are you experiencing?
Loss of sleep?
Anxiety and/or panic attacks?
These can also be symptoms of a sluggish thyroid.
If you aren't sure what your symptoms are from, it's best to contact your medical adviser.
Self diagnosis is often way off base from the true problem.
You can check out my sqquidoo lens for more information and some suggestions for books, supplements and natural remedies on the subject. I wish I had the wealth of information back in my change days that is available to young women today.