Is this you?
I had no idea what perimenopause was until a week ago! I’m pretty sure this is what is going on with my body! I’m a thirty- three- year- old having serious PMS symptoms, se-
rious cramping, and all of a sudden a longer menstrual cycle. I’m also fatigued and I have gained ten pounds. I just made my annual and hope to get some answers!
— Melissa G.
I’m ten years on a roller- coaster ride of emotions. Hot ﬂashes, night sweats. Yes, that would be me . . . Now the worst part is that my husband has just retired from the military. OMG! He hasn’t lived at home in over a decade. He really doesn’t know me and, wow, now I totally under-stand why couples break up at this age! It’s so clear and so sad. I have no idea what is going to happen. All I can do is pray.
— Monique H.
I am going on about year ﬁve dealing with the loss of es-trogen, progesterone, and other hormones that used to