Transforming Menopause Misery to
Menopause Magic

100+ Symptoms of Menopause

Insomnia and Fatigue

  • Crashing fatigue, even when sleeping well

  • Difficulty falling asleep

  • Feeling "wired and tired"

  • No stamina, even with light workloads

  • Waking up and being unable to return to sleep

Vasomotor Symptoms

  • Cold sweats

  • Cold hands and feet

  • Dehydration (due to sweating)

  • Hot flashes

  • Night sweats

Digestive Problems

  • Bloating

  • Constipation

  • Gas and flatulence

  • Heartburn or GERD

  • Nausea

  • New or worsening food allergies or sensitivities

  • Candida overgrowth

Menstrual Periods

  • Cessation of periods

  • Extra long or very light periods

  • Heavy periods or clotting

  • Increased or diminished PMS

  • Irregular Periods

  • Painful ovulation

  • Anemia

Skin Changes

  • Acceleration of aging symptoms (dry skin, wrinkling, age spots)

  • Acne (yes, acne!)Itchy, crawly skin

  • Dark circles under your eyes

  • Thinning skin/easy bruising

Emotional Changes

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Feeling 'blah' all of the time

  • Irritability

  • Mood Swings

  • Panic Attacks

  • Suicidal thoughts/ideation

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Weight Gain

  • Fluid retention

  • Low metabolism

  • Unexplained loss/can't keep weight on

  • Weight gain/hard to lose weight

  • Weight redistribution

Aches and Pains

  • Back or neck aches

  • Joint pain and stiffness

  • Leg cramps

  • Lowered pain tolerance

  • Inflammation

  • Restless leg syndrome

'Neurological ' Issues

  • Clumsiness

  • Dizziness/vertigo

  • Headaches

  • Internal Shaking/Trembling

  • Migraines

  • Tingling in hands and feet

Brain Changes

  • Decreased Focus (adult onset ADD?)

  • Losing your ability to 'multi-task'

  • Memory 'blips' (forgetting words, hard to find the right words, names, short-term memory lapse)

  • Brain fog

Vaginal and Sex Issues

  • Difficulty reaching orgasm

  • Low libido (sex drive)

  • Painful intercourse

  • Urinary incontinence

  • Urinary tract infections

  • Vaginal atrophy

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Pelvic organ prolapse

  • Fibroids

  • Endometrial hyperplasia

Miscellaneous

  • Burning tongue syndrome

  • Changes in Body Odor

  • Changes in taste

  • Inflamed gums (gum disease)

  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)

  • Weird dreams

  • Dry eyes

  • Dry mouth

Heart & Lung Issues

  • Heart palpitations

  • High blood pressure

  • Irregular heart beats

  • Shortness of breath during exertion

  • Sighing- lowered ability to expel air

Changes to Hair & Nails

  • Brittle nails

  • Eyebrows thinning

  • Facial hair (chin, 'mostache')

  • Hair loss or thinning on the scalp

Endocrine Changes

  • Hypothyroidism

  • High or low cortisol

  • Insulin resistance

  • Low testosterone

  • Metabolic syndrome

  • Adrenal Fatigue

  • Reduced stamina

  • Vitamin D deficiency

Infections and 'diseases'

  • Increased risk of infections

  • Increased viral infections

  • New or increasing allergies (or lessening ones)

Autoimmune Disorders

  • Sjogren’s syndrome

  • Intensifying or new autoimmune disorders

  • Celiac disease (diagnosed in midlife)

  • Type 2 diabetes

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