Symptoms of menopaus. The most common symptom of the perimenopause (the 3-5 years prior to the final menstrual period) is irregular bleeding. Other symptoms include periodic hot flashes/flushes, including those that awaken you from sleep at night. Also vaginal dryness or mood swings can occur. Some women also have breast tenderness as well.
When perimenopausal. (time leading up to period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include 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; mood swings, irritability, depression ; anxiety.