For the past several weeks, I’ve been highly irritable. I’m sure my hubby and probably my children will attest to that! Also I haven’t had a period in 2 months…and NO I’m NOT PREGNANT! Just thought I’d clear that up right away. Pretty sure it’s the “Big M” starting.
I don’t know how I feel about it. I’m kind of excited that pretty soon I won’t have to deal with Aunt Flo coming to visit any more, but then on the other hand, I’m scared! Both my mom and my only sister had hysterectomy’s at my age. But, I’m not claiming that! I’m claiming a “normal” menopause! Whatever that is. I am not looking forward to the hot flashes, unless they don’t get any worse than they are now. Before I was officially “late” I began having “hot spells” where I’d suddenly get real hot, but it would only last for about 30 seconds or so. They’re not too frequent and they usually hit first thing in the morning. I have some hot spells like that at night as well where I throw all the covers off and 30 seconds later, I’m freezing.
But, so far the worse symptom is my irritability. I feel like I want to claw someone’s eye out, often, and really for no apparent reason. People just get on my nerves. I’m not normally like that and have a high tolerance and can usually put up with people’s laziness or stupidity….see there I go again….just being plain mean. What the heck is wrong with me???? Ugh!
So, I apologize in advance if I snap at you suddenly, or just break down and cry for no apparent reason.
And when in the heck did I get old enough to start menopause???? Oh wait! I do have my 4th grand child on the way. I guess it was bound to happen after all.
Are you menopausal? Have you gone through it? Got any tips????