Short or Long Ride with Perimenopause?
I have been going through a lot of changes over the years (it started about 6 years ago), when I had my first heart palpitation, and I started showing signs of enemia and /or hyperthyroidism (hair falling out and dulling, gaining weight for the first time in my life (I began to increase my mineral intake through my diet). At that point too, I developed very small fibroids in my breasts. I also started spotting and eventually, about two years ago, started getting two periods in one month (I've always been a spot on 28 days, last for 4 days kind of woman). As it is now, through the mineral increase, some turmeric, and French green clay, my hair is fine, my weight is balanced, my thyroid is calmed, and I spot during ovulation and my period is only a day and a half long, although heavier than it used to be. Cramping continues for a bit after though..... That's the physical.
The last two years the ragey feelings have slowly gotten worse. This year in particular I'm feeling like I've seen werewolfs feel when they turn for the first time, in the movies of course , but instead of just changing, I feel like I'm also shedding a very thick skin. There's no control, and luckily happens more when I'm alone than not. I've been emotional his summer, crying so easily. I'm walking through life calling people on their crap, nicely (cautiously aware of the rage), and they're not liking it.
Lately though, the rage has either calmed or maybe has plateaued and is constantly there but I don't realise it is? and the weepiness has quieted, but I've been experiencing severe dizziness and anxiety, where my heart feels like it's on the edge of palpitating but doesn't, my heart chakra fluctuating in waves or bubbles. Underneath all this, I'm actually fine! It's very remarkable.
It's been a long road, and it's only recently, I've actually recognised most of this as perimenopause, maybe because I'm only 41? In any case I'm starting to take steps herbally and it's helped.
After all that... is there anyway of looking at the severity of the signs and knowing you're almost at the end? Can that too be determined by what our mothers experienced?