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.

Body odour    
Breast soreness    
Brittle nails    
Burning mouth    
Changes in taste    
Decreased libido    
Difficulty concentrating    
Dizzy spells    
Electric shock sensations    
Hot flushes    
Irregular heartbeat    
Irregular periods    
Joint pain    
Memory lapses    
Mood changes    
Muscle tension and aches    
Night sweats    
Other digestive changes    
Panic attacks    
Sleep disturbance    
Stress incontinence    
Thinning hair    
Tingling extremities    
Vaginal dryness    
Weight gain   

Nice Guidelines

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)

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