66 perimenopause symptoms

Sixty-Six Physical Symptoms: Part One (1-49)

These physical changes are common but can be surprising.

  1. Change in Menstrual Cycle: Cycles vary in duration and intensity.
  2. Menstrual Flooding: Sudden or prolonged heavy bleeding.
  3. Headaches/Migraines: Especially around menstrual periods.
  4. Decreased Motor Coordination: Increased clumsiness.
  5. Lethargy: Persistent physical and mental sluggishness.
  6. Physical Exhaustion: Sudden fatigue.
  7. Exacerbation of Chronic Illness: Worsening of existing conditions.
  8. Insomnia: Difficulty falling or staying asleep.
  9. Sleep Disturbances: Nightmares, night sweats, restlessness.
  10. Night Sweats: Intense sweating at night.
  11. Interference with Dream Recall: Difficulty remembering dreams.
  12. Muscle Cramps: Cramps anywhere in the body.
  13. Low Backache: Frequent back pain.
  14. Gall Bladder Symptoms: Pain and discomfort in the upper right abdomen.
  15. Frequent Urination: Persistent urge to urinate.
  16. Urinary Incontinence: Uncontrollable urine leakage.
  17. Hypoglycemic Reactions: Sudden drops in blood sugar.
  18. Food Cravings: Often for sweets or salty foods.
  19. Increased Appetite: Especially at night.
  20. Dark Circles Under Eyes: Persistent dark circles.
  21. Joint and Muscle Pain: Generalized body pain.
  22. Increased Muscle Tension: Stiff shoulders, back, and neck.
  23. Increased Hair Loss/Thinning: Hair loss on the head and body.
  24. Increase in Facial Hair: More hair on the face.
  25. Unusual Hair Growth: Hair in unexpected places.
  26. Acne: Recurring acne.
  27. Infertility: Difficulty conceiving.
  28. Loss of Breast Tissue: Decrease in breast fullness.
  29. Breast Soreness: Pain and swelling in the breasts.
  30. Painful/Tender Nipples: Localized nipple pain.
  31. Cold Extremities: Cold hands and feet.
  32. Being Accident Prone: Increased clumsiness.
  33. Hot Flashes: Intense heat waves.
  34. Loss of Sexual Energy: Decreased libido.
  35. Painful Sex: Pain during intercourse.
  36. Vaginal Dryness: Irritation and dryness.
  37. Dizziness: Lightheadedness and balance issues.
  38. Ringing in Ears: Tinnitus.
  39. Abdominal Bloating: Persistent bloating.
  40. Weight Gain: Especially around the waist.
  41. Fluid Retention: Swelling in legs and ankles.
  42. Palpitations: Sudden heart racing.
  43. Irregular Heart Rate: Skipped or irregular beats.
  44. Constipation/Diarrhea: Alternating bowel issues.
  45. Candidiasis: Increased susceptibility to yeast infections.
  46. Gastrointestinal Distress: Gas, indigestion, nausea.
  47. Slow Digestion: Prolonged digestion time.
  48. Lack of Appetite: Decreased interest in food.
  49. Changes in Body Odor: Noticeable changes, especially in the groin.