Perimenopause Support UK
Information for women on what to expect before, during and after perimenopause
Welcome and if you have found our site, the chances are you think you might be experiencing symptoms of perimenopause or you know someone who is going through it; this is the stage before you reach menopause. It can last from a few months to 8+ years. It can start at any age but typically it starts in your mid 40’s. When you haven’t had a period for a full year you have hit menopause.
Symptoms of Perimenopause
Confused by your symptoms? There are at least 34 documented symptoms associated with perimenopause; these range from itchy skin and hair loss, heart palpitations, weight gain, brain fog, difficultly concentrating and sleeping, urinary challenges, loss of libido, anxiety, rage and joint pain. We have listed the top 10 most common symptoms.
Keeping track of your symptoms
There are a number of ways you can keep track of your symptoms. The Balance App, is good to use and you can tailor it to your specific symptoms. Alternatively, you can use good old fashioned paper and pen or your phone calendar. This form will give you an idea of what your worst symptoms are and may help you decide if you would benefit from supplements.
|Changes in taste|
|Electric shock sensations|
|Muscle tension and aches|
|Other digestive changes|
NICE guidelines are evidence-based recommendations for healthcare in England. They set out the care and services suitable for most people with a specific condition or need, and people in particular circumstances or settings. NICE guidelines; tell you what to expect from your healthcare professional.
- follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
- Cognitive therapy behaviour (CBT)
- Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI)
- Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)