The following is a list of common menopause symptoms reported by women experiencing menopause or perimenopause. Menopause will affect every woman in a different way; some will have very few symptoms while others will experience very severe symptoms.
The key point to remember is that menopause is a completely natural cycle in a woman’s life. It is not a disease and it’s most certainly not something you have to struggle through alone. Let your doctor know if you are having any health issues, so that they can determine if you are having symptoms of menopause or a different health concern.
Burning tongue, burning mouth, change in taste and breath odor
Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance, headache change (increase or decrease)
Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head
Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
Fingernail changes: softer, crack or break easier
Gum problems, increased bleeding
Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
Increase in allergies
Insomnia , trouble sleeping through the night
Joints that ache, sore aching muscles and tendons
Kinks in muscles, increased tension in muscles
Loss of libido
Mental confusion, disorientation, difficulty concentrating
Mood swings , irritability, sudden tears
Periods missed; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; shorter cycles, longer cycles
Queasiness, gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, gas pain
Rapid heart beat ( heart palpitations in menopause )
Skin that feels itchy, crawly, tingling in the extremities
Tinnitus, ringing in ears, bells, whooshing, buzzing
Urge incontinence, incontinence, stress incontinence
Weight gain , sudden bouts of bloating
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