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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 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. Hair loss

  8. Weight gain

  9. Palpitations

  10. Bloating

  11. Headaches

  12. Tinnitus

  13. Bladder weakness

  14. Memory lapses

  15. Irregular periods

  16. Itchy skin

  17. Nausea

  18. Joint pain

  19. Anxiety

  20. Brittle nails

  21. Digestive problems

  22. Incontinence

  23. Low mood

  24. Cystitis

  25. Vaginal dryness

  26. Difficulty concentrating

  27. Osteoporosis

  28. Emotional changes

  29. Depression

  30. Insomnia

  31. Aching muscles

  32. Tender breasts

  33. Heavy periods

  34. Skin changes

  35. 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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