December 17, 2022

How do you Know When You’re in Perimenopause?

More like this:

Join us

Members Get More

Join the It'sFetch community

Share this post

woman in a white shirt explaining to a woman in a striped shirt
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on

About the Symptoms

The symptoms of perimenopause are similar to those of menopause. These include hot flashes, sleep disturbances, increased urinary tract infections, vaginal dryness, painful sex, mood changes, increased irritability, depression and anxiety, weight gain, difficulty with weight loss, loss of bone strength, and loss of muscle strength, to name a few. 

The symptoms of perimenopause can also mimic the symptoms of other diseases and health conditions, including, but not limited to thyroid problems. 

It is important to remember that the symptoms of perimenopause occur on a continuum. The symptoms during the early years of perimenopause are generally milder and may include only changes in your menstrual cycle. Your period becomes lighter or more infrequent. 

In the later years of perimenopause, the symptoms tend to be more severe. These symptoms can include all of those listed above. 

To know that you’re in perimenopause, it’s first important that you see your doctor to ensure that all other health conditions that could be causing your symptoms are ruled out. 

Group of community of women

It’s Fetch is a community that provides a safe space for members to discuss health and wellness topics. We provide access to archived health related content, note the date of last review or update on all articles. No content shared, regardless of date should ever be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinician. 

-Written by Paavana Varanasi

Comments +

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *