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Tracking the Menopause Journey: Common Symptoms to Watch Out For

Recording when you have symptoms of the menopause can be a great help.
Recording your symptoms can be a great help.

It's not just hot flushes!

Menopause and perimenopause symptoms can have a big impact on your daily life, including relationships, social life, family life, and work. The signs and symptoms, including changes in menstruation, vary greatly among women.


It is thought that there are 35 common symptoms or more of the menopause including:

  1. Hot flushes and night sweats

  2. Fatigue

  3. Dizziness

  4. Loss of libido

  5. Mood swings

  6. Irritability

  7. Palpitations

  8. Bloating

  9. Headaches

  10. Bladder weakness

  11. Memory lapses

  12. Irregular periods

  13. Itchy skin

  14. Nausea

  15. Joint pain

  16. Anxiety

  17. Brittle nails

  18. Low mood

  19. Cystitis

  20. Vaginal dryness

  21. Difficulty concentrating

  22. Osteoporosis

  23. Emotional changes

  24. Depression

  25. Insomnia

  26. Aching muscles

  27. Tender breasts

  28. Heavy periods

  29. Skin changes

  30. Panic attacks

Women will experience different symptoms. Download this useful Menopause Symptoms Checker Tracker created by Rock My Menopause a campaign of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum (PCWHF), a group of 10,000 healthcare professionals with a special interest in women’s health.

Please visit our Midlife Library resources page which has a collection of useful links from 3rd party websites and content.

We chatted (and laughed) with Emma Skeates, probably known better as The Menopausal Mayhem Mothers about surviving the menopause. Listen here

And to learn more about the menopause listen to our episodes on The Menopause Part 1 &2.


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