Menopause Myth : The menopause is something that happens in your fifties – Not exactly…
The most frequent response I heard from people when I told them I was experiencing menopause symptoms at the age of 44 was ‘But your too young to be going through menopause!’.
This is a misconception. Perimenopause is the transitional period leading up to menopause and can last from 2 to 12 years. Actual menopause is the one-year anniversary of your periods having stopped and happens on average at the age of 51.
Therefore the most common time to experience ‘menopause symptoms’ is during perimenopause in our forties and for some women symptoms can begin to occur in their thirties.
More info on symptoms, how to tell if you’re perimenopausal and what to do about it will follow in my next post.