Hot flashes, sleep problems, mood swings, and crazy heavy periods. Is this menopause already? And you’re only 42? No, menopause may still be a decade away. This is perimenopause, which is the 2-10 years of hormonal change that precede menopause.
Perimenopause can be a tricky time, and often causes more symptoms than menopause itself. Yet conventional medicine has very little to offer. Your doctor will think you’re too young for hormone replacement, so she will likely prescribe the Pill or an antidepressant, or tell you to just ride it out.Continue Reading