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Peri menopause

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Jaxb65 Mon 03-Dec-18 21:34:10

Is it usual to feel unable to cope with stresses at work and therefore feel weepy during the perimenopause/menopause? I’m 53 and just feel so overwhelmed.

Razzy Thu 06-Dec-18 23:00:36

Yes! I didn’t realise it could be perimenopause until my Dr mentioned it. I always coped very well with stress and pressure, not emotional. All changes when the hormones start playing up! My GP said it is like when you first start getting periods. Hormone fluctuations, irregular periods, like the reverse of the start of it all. She recommended MenoPace as a natural help, HRT if not. HRT comes in different doses, you can try the lowest dose to start. Vitamin B supplement also good.
I’ve had a couple of wobbles, accompanied by tears, and had to call in sick to work. Both brought on by additional stresses, but in the past I coped fine. X