Perimenopuse and Chronic Illness

For many of us, our diagnosis came way too soon. Before our time we felt old, worn out, and tied to medications. Our bodies experienced changes due to our disease that we weren’t emotionally ready to handle. And just when we feel our bodies have experienced the worst, along comes perimenopause. According to Dr. Christine Northrup, perimenopause is the five to ten years leading up to menopause. For some women, it may even last 13 years.  (Please, no!!!) For me, perimenipausal symptoms started at around 45 years old with a few hot flashes in the morning. Three years later, I’m adding to the list of never-ending symptoms. 

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