Well I haven’t gotten there yet…but, I do know I am headed that way!
If you are like me, then you like to be prepared for everything. I always want to know all the details of anything that I am going to be involved with. I always want to know the good, the bad and the most possibly ugly.
Thankfully there are websites out there that are set up just about the changes that happen with menopause. Got menopause is one of those sites.
They have information that we should all know before Menopause even starts. Perimenopause can hit some women in their late 30’s! I’m almost 37! Is 37 late 30’s? Ugh…I never think of myself as being that old. For most women though, it hits between 40 and 55. Keep in mind that you can still get pregnant. Things slow down, but it’s all still working! In fact, even though fertility decreases,the second highest unintended pregnancy rate is for women between 40-44 years old!
The site is full of information, including menopause symptoms. There are 34 different symptoms of menopause. Some physical. Some physiological. This site lists the different forms of treatment for menopause symptoms. There are even some herbal remedies you can try.
Did you know that the average woman hits menopause around the age of 51? But some women don’t enter menopause until they are in their 60’s. After a woman has stopped her periods for one year, they are considered to be in post menopause. During this time symptoms won’t occur as often or as severe.
I love that the site has forums and even groups! This is a great place to go with your questions and concerns so that you can talk to people that are going through the same thing. I know that support is always helpful, more so when it comes from those that understand.
So, what about you? Are you there yet? Close? Nervous?