Am I In Perimenopause?
Hi, i'm a 42-year-old woman who is very scared and confused. It seems like the second I turned 40, my body and mind has changed and is out of control. I have never been a person who suffered from insomnia, but now for many reasons, I wake up every night. I'm either hot or I just wake up and then can't fall back asleep. My periods have changed too. I get them every 21 days now instead of 32. The amount has changed as well, very heavy the first day. Worst of all, I have such intense anxiety at times. I've always battled with anxiety, but I feel like it has intensified a great deal now. I have these strange intrusive thoughts as I'm trying to fall asleep at night that are scaring the heck out of me. I've never had this before. My stomach has changed too. I always could eat whatever I want. Now it seems like a lot of things causes acid reflux (which I've never had in my life) or stomach upset. Could all this be perimenopaus or am I going crazy?