Menopause is a crazy time for your body, but it's a roller coaster for your mind, too. All those physical and hormonal changes can really throw you for a loop.
You've noticed some weird changes happening lately. Irregular periods, fatigue, maybe even hot flashes. You're starting to think something might be up. Could it be?
No, no way. You're not old enough, right? There's no way this can be menopause.
Once the symptoms start to make you feel like you might be dying, you suck it up and see a doctor — only to hear a diagnosis that you suspected but certainly thought would never happen. Menopause. It's here and it's happening. You have an answer, but it probably doesn't make you feel better.
Now that you know what's happening, your whole day seems to be one giant symptom.
It's a well-known fact that menopause causes hot flashes, and they can come out of nowhere.
You'll start looking for ways to relieve yourself of the all-consuming heat without calling attention to yourself.
Mood swings can really bring you down during menopause. It's all normal, but it really doesn't feel like it while you're going through it.
In fact, it makes you angry. Because, mood swings.
Really sorry. It makes me so sad that I yelled at you like that.
All those hormonal changes make you seriously tired, but those hot flashes will keep you up all night.
Chances are, you probably did. Childbirth trashes your bladder control, but menopause completely wrecks it.
You can still get pregnant during perimenopause, but once you've transitioned into menopause, your baby-making years are over.
Even if you've been on birth control for years, the knowledge that it's really no longer an option can be depressing.
There has never been better news in the history of the world. Maybe this is all worth it? Maybe.
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