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I have been dealing with perimenopausal hell for over a year. The emotional symptoms have been awful (numbing depression, feeling detached from reality with almost a feeling that I am hallucinating, terrible thoughts and images swirling through my mind...)
Last year, I had periods of about a week with virtually no emotional reprieve. In the past several months, I have noticed that the paralyzing depression never lasts more than about two days, before I get some level of relief.
For me, the hardest part is never knowing if I am going to be up or down. I just had two lovely back to back days where I felt like my old self: energized, positive, productive, and looking forward to life. Today, the depression has returned. I am able to get through my day, but it is so painful, and the contrast between feeling good and feeling like an emotional zombie is so hard to understand and deal with.
Are other women going through the same?
I just pray that the end is near.
Any supportive responses would be greatly appreciated.
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