Perimenopause Information

Supporting women going through all stages
of perimenopause and onwards.

Perimenopausal Information & Symptoms

Welcome and if you have found our site, the chances are you think you might be experiencing premenopausal (perimenopause) symptoms 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.

Perimenopause
Symptoms Check List

We’ve listed the main symptoms which can occur in any order and at any time from your mid 40s onwards.The list isn’t exhaustive and many women will experience different symptoms. You can also download and print a copy.

FAQs

  • what is perimenopause?
  • how long does it last?
  • what are the symptoms?
  •  what about HRT?

and many more of the questions you ask our great community on our Facebook page.

HRT

Hormone Replacement therapy

what is it?
how does it work?
different types of hormones
different types of HRT

Brain Fog

Help, I don’t know what I’m doing!
I’m forgetting everything!
I couldn’t organize my way out of a paper bag!
Those pesky hormones again!
Suggestions on how get through this and the relevant supplements.

Why does my body ache?

Those pesky hormonal fluctuations again.
Bones, muscles, joints and skin can become extremely painful
Sleeplessness and stress can also affect this.

Why Can’t I Sleep

  • Hormonal Fluctuations are the main culprit, leading to :-
  • Insomnia
  • Hot Flushes
  • Night Sweats
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Restless legs, peeing a lot, sleep apnea

Why The Hot Flushes?

Hot flushes and night sweats are common during perimenopause, those sudden feelings of intense heat and sweating, often disrupting sleep and daily activities.
These symptoms are caused by hormonal fluctuations and can vary in frequency and severity among individuals

Natural Alternatives

There’s a host of different vitamins, minerals and supplements which promise to help.
We’ve listed the main ones and which symptom they target.
Some sufferers take a complex capsule containing the most popular remedies.

Stella

Perimenopause Support UK has joined forces with Stella, the online clinic for menopause, to bring you direct access to an all-encompassing, personalised menopause lifestyle and medical support service – for a fraction of the cost of private menopause care. o find out what your options are, start your free assessment.

Sustain Nutrition

While perimenopause can present unique challenges to weight management, it’s essential to approach this phase with patience, determination, and a focus on overall well-being. Sustain Nutrition can help and guide you with a 1 on 1 coaching programme. Plus a free copy of Menopause Weight Loss.

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Welcome To The Fabulous and Very Unpredictable World of Perimenopause (Pre-menopause)

Perimenopause Support - Gaynor and Vicki
Gaynor & Vicky, Founders’ of Perimenopause Support

It’s like the hormonal rollercoaster decided to throw a party, and you’re the guest of honour. But fear not, because we’re here to guide you through this adventure with a sprinkle of humour  and a dash of wisdom to see you safely on the other side.

Perimenopause is like the pre-game warm-up before menopause takes centre stage. It’s that magical time when your body decides to shake things up  just to keep life interesting. Think of it as the hormonal equivalent of a disco ball – things may get a little flashy, but there’s always a groovy rhythm underneath. Or a tapas a diverse array of new and sudden body experiences.

During perimenopause, your hormones might decide to play hide and seek. One day you’re the picture of serenity, and the next day you’re wondering why you just cried during a cat food commercial. Hot flashes may join the party, making you feel as though you’ve just stepped into a full-on sauna, when you’re just out grocery shopping.

But hey, it’s not all mood swings and sudden bursts of heat. Perimenopause also comes with its own set of superpowers. You might discover a newfound appreciation for taking life in stride and a talent for mastering the art of letting go – especially of those pesky little things that used to drive you crazy.

AND REMEMBER – IT DOES PASS.

Elaine, Gaynor’s Mum,72

You will realise one day that you can remember your shopping list and your kid’s names. You will be able to sleep through the night, have the heating on and swing from the chandeliers again.

Life after menopause is like being handed the keys to a well-deserved vacation. You’ve entered the era of “I do what I want when I want,” where your decisions are fueled more by desire than hormones. Want to take up salsa dancing at 60? Go for it! Dreaming of backpacking through exotic locales? Your bags are already packed.

And let’s not forget the perks of being post-menopausal – no more monthly surprises, and you’ve officially retired from the tampon and pad aisle. It’s a freedom that deserves its own victory dance.

So, here’s to life after menopause – where laughter lines are the only lines that matter, and you’re the leading lady in a story filled with self-discovery, adventures, and the occasional eye roll at the memories of hormone-induced escapades. Welcome to the fabulous chapter where you truly become the captain of your ship