2. Changing Periods
Another common symptom of perimenopause that you might struggle with in the beginning phases of perimenopause is the sudden changing of your period cycle – as opposed to the irregular periods we’ve just discussed in considerable length and detail in the last point, you might also experience periods changing in the form of your period flow instead of cycle: You might note that your period’s flow has suddenly become lighter or heavier than you would normally expect.
This can also prove to be a symptom of perimenopause, or it can prove to be a symptom of a wide variety of other disorders, which can include endometriosis, stress, changes in diet and a range of others. You should always rule these out as symptoms of other disorders before you attribute what could be wrong with you to perimenopause – assuming that it’s one thing when it is not could be dangerous in itself.