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First post for me..... I'm 47 and for the last few (6+) months I have noticed that my mood swings are ricidulous. Each day can be completely different - lots of tears and misery - unable to maintain any real feelings of happiness or joy. It feels like living in an emotionally volatile place and it's exhausting.
My cycle is getting shorter - last 2 have been 20 days and initially horrendous but lasting only really a couple of days. I have a fairly ample bosom and the pain that I experience for the best part of each month now due to swollen and tender breasts is dreadful. I don't want to take my bra off at night.
My sex drive has nose dived, which is hard for me having always been very active in that way. I don't feel sexy at all and have no energy.
I have also noticed that at certain times of the month I find sleep a real problem. I have always had nightmares but they seem more prevalent now and falling asleep can be really difficult on occasion.
I am sure this is early symptons of menopause - would you agree and if so any suggestions on how to combat the mood swings and the sore breasts?
Sometimes I feel like I am going mad
Many thanks, Karen
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