#1 Anxiety. Anxiety has to be, hands down, my worst peri symptom. I never know what to expect with this one.
#2 Palpitations. I know these are harmless, but boy oh boy, they can really get me going some times.
#3 Insomnia. I used to be a great sleeper. I have no trouble falling asleep, but I just can't seem to stay asleep. I wake up all night long. Yesterday, I woke at 3:15 a.m. and never went back to sleep. Today, I was fortunate enough to sleep in until 4:30 a.m. This is driving me crazy.
Hi Slimseeker, yup hives. I am assuming it's menopause as it all started two weeks after my 48th birthday. I've had mild allergies all my life, but now it's gone crazy. I have heard of hives during hormonal fluctuations, during pregnancy and stuff, they are miserable. The awful thing is they don't let up, I take an antihistamine every day which controls them nicely, but if I miss even one, they erupt like crazy! I would love to talk to some other menopausal women who have hives, anyone out there?
And, yes hives too. I take a Benadryl and Singulair everyday. I can go weeks without any, then boom, I will have them off and on for weeks again. Can't figure out any foods, soaps, laundry detergent causing them. Must be hormones. The top three are tough because I can have 3 bad symptoms on one day then 3 different ones driving me crazy the next. Ann