Okay, if you're between 35-45 and experiencing unusual symptoms in your life then don't assume you're going crazy. It could be peri menopause.

What...you're too young to even be thinking of menopause? Think again...there's a myth out there which seems to suggest unless a woman is in her late forties or early fifties she doesn't need to worry about menopause.

Well, the truth is, peri menopause can occur as early as the mid thirties and is likened to a scouting party feeling out the path ahead. Symptoms associated with this can lead a woman to think "she may be going around the bend" - in other words, going mad.

Peri Menopause Symptoms

Let's look at some scenarios and see if you can identify with these. For example, does a television commercial suddenly reduce you to tears; an innocent comment or even look from your partner or friend want to make you argumentative or, you're just feeling off or not in balance with your normal self.

The trouble is, too many women want to ignore even the mention of the word menopause because it suggests being old and no woman wants to think they're getting older right?

Being mentally prepared is one of the best ways to prepare for the change in a woman's life. The more you know about the big "M" the less likely it's going to be a shock to the system when it arrives.

The symptoms of peri menopause will occur over a period of time and can commence in a woman's thirties. Many confuse these with other conditions and may even think they've contracted something sinister.

Well, the first thing you should do is visit your doctor and discuss these symptoms with them before making your own self-analysis.

In a way, it will be a relief when you can finally put a name to whatever symptoms or ailments have been playing havoc in your life. But don't rest on your laurels and just accept it. Learn what peri menopause is and how it can affect you leading up to full menopause.

Let's take a look at some of the peri menopause symptoms you could likely be or expect to experience:

- menstrual changes are the main giveaway and although you shouldn't immediately assume, if it continues over a period of time then the chances are strong

- unpredictable behaviour including mood swings

- hot flashes can strike even before menstrual change however, peri menopause should be considered only when there are other symptoms present

- vaginal dryness and painful sexual intercourse

- lack of energy including fatigue and a general drop in libido

- anxiety and depression which can lead to withdrawal from social activity

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