How does one know if they are approaching menopause?

United States
December 9, 2006 6:18pm CST
How does one know if they are approaching menopause..Are there symptoms? Is there ways without putting drugs into you to deal with it?
3 responses
• United States
10 Dec 06
You will become irratable,your periods start coming later or stopping and of course hot flashes! During the winter i would always have heavy flannel on because i'd be freezing now i could just wear a night shirt. You can also start getting migraine headaches around the time you will or should be getting your period.
• United States
10 Dec 06
That I have noticed: the migrane headaches..They are not as painful but sometimes they are extremely long.
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
10 Dec 06
Silk soy milk in all it flavors - Silk Soy has the components to be used by the body to make a weaker form of estrogen to bind to the receptors and keep levels more consistent in the body
We are all different so you need to take note or have a loved one do it...myself I was hating how my hubby was breathing and then wondering why I would when he needs to breath...would get stuck..not be able to start a task, generally got confused and forget things...Soy milk has helped me-- Silk Soy! At least 1 glass a day has helped and sure is cheaper than a doctor...works at least for now. Will turn to herbs when the time comes for more help. A compounding pharmisist would be the best bet too.
• United States
10 Dec 06
I know lately I have hard time focusing..and some times there have been mood swings..but not unusual amounts of them
@happygal68 (3277)
• United States
11 Dec 06
Here is a link that can answer a lot of questions about menopause. Hope it helps! http://www.knowmenopause.com/ My mom was thrown into it, because she had to have a total hysterectomy. She went through the hot flashes really bad. She just treated them with an all-natural estrogen pill. I can't for the life of me recall the name of it, but it worked really well for her.