2. Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
Hot flashes can suddenly make you feel hot or very hot for no apparent reason. Your skin can turn red and your heart can beat faster. And then suddenly you can get cold again. Night sweats are hot flashes during sleep. They can be so intense they wake you up.
Like so many symptoms of menopause, hot flashes and night sweats can vary enormously from woman to woman. They can last from 1 to 5 minutes and can be mild or severe. You can get several every hour, or only once a week or never. For some women, these symptoms last for years or decades after their periods have stopped, up to the period we call postmenopause. Talk to your doctor if you suffer from hot flashes that have nothing to do with menopause. There are also medical conditions that can cause these and medications can also play a role.
3. Sleeping Problems
Waking up during the night or having trouble falling asleep can have several causes, but if you never had trouble falling asleep before, this can be a sign that menopause is approaching. Sometimes sleep problems are caused by other symptoms of menopause, such as night sweats. If sleeping problems persist for a while without you knowing exactly why, it might be time to discuss this with your doctor.
4. Mood Swings
There are many things that affect your mood, including the hormonal changes that take place that are related to menopause. If you have had anxiety disorders or depression in the past, these symptoms can get worse during menopause. Whatever the reason, you deserve to feel good. If you’ve been feeling a little down for more than a few weeks, talk to your doctor about it. Together you can decide on a treatment that will make you feel better.
On the next page you will find more signals and symptoms when you’re in Menopause, so continue reading!