I just read Yael Wolfe’s post on menopause, and then yours came into my feed because I’m experiencing these wide range of emotions, lack of sex drive 2–3 weeks of the month, and just the general sense of feeling a little insane. Oh, and Yael mentioned the Amazon shopping symptom, and it’s totally a thing. I’ve considered sending packages to work so my husband has no idea how much I’m buying worthless crap, and my buyer’s remorse kicks in about the time I get the tracking number for my item. I have unopened boxes of things I absolutely needed just a day earlier.

And the tears! And the bipolar emotions! In one hour I can feel like I can accomplish everything Iset my mind to, and then feel like a worthless piece of crap, and then feel like no one would miss me if I disappeared. Put on repeat.

And this is just the beginning. I’m only 42. And there is absolutely not enough talk about perimenopause because the only thing I know about it is hot flashes. Spell check doesn’t even know perimenopause is a word.

Thank you for being a voice on such a little talked about event in a woman’s life. Maybe one of these days I’ll add my own voice, too. :-)

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