I still get my period, but I’m starting to have hot flashes. Am I in perimenopause?


Probably. And you’re not alone. Many women experience a host of health symptoms including: hot flashes, insomnia, fatigue, irritability or mood swings, unusual weight gain, irregular periods, anxiety, feelings of depression, fuzzy thinking, bloating or gas, headaches, joint pain or stiffness, vaginal dryness, diminished sexual desire, and leaking of urine. If you have any of these along with irregular periods, it’s a good sign that you’re starting menopause. Perimenopause may actually start many years before you reach menopause.

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