When perimenopausal. (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs to include: mood swings, panic, irritability, depression, waking up in middle of night sweating heavily; lack of concentration, dryness of vaginal tissue; fatigue, hair loss, dizziness, brittle nails, wt gain, bloating, breast pain, headaches, itchy skin, ^ abdominal fat, incontinence, irregularity of periods ; hot flashes.
Yes. Perimenopause can start up to 9 years before your period stops for good. The changing hormones can lead to mood changes (including tearfulness) and anxiety. However, if it is interfering with any of your relationships or your work, be sure to talk to your doctor. We have lots of great strategies.
Yes . If you're having a lot of anxiety and depression in addition to hormonal instability, sounds like u could benefit from a talk with your doctor. Some antidepressants are useful in the peri menopausal period for the symptoms you describe. Talk first, make sure that's what is going on. Hang in there !