Menopause and Mood Swings

If you thought your PMS was bad it’s nothing compared to the mood swings you’ll face during menopause. The good news is you’re not alone. Any woman who’s already navigated through this new chapter in life knows that changes in mood and irritability are all a part of the deal. That doesn’t make it anymore reassuring. You don’t feel like yourself. People are getting on your nerves more than ever. The slightest action is causing tears. You’re probably beginning to feel helpless and unsure of yourself. There are a few simple things that can be done to help you feel in control.

There’s still a lot of research to be done about what causes mood swings during menopause. We are sure that fluctuating hormones are to blame. It’s hard to feel happy one minute and sad the next. When you feel unexplained emotion it’s best to recognize that you’re having a mood swing. Avoiding stress can help you maximize the control you have.

Exercise and diet can also help eliminate mood swings. Ample exercise can help increase energy levels. Increased energy levels will help you get better sleep. Uninterrupted sleep will reduce anxiety, anger and irritability. Some women find natural remedies helpful in fighting off mood swings. Yoga, meditation, massage and acupuncture can provide quiet time and stress relief. Black Cohosh has also been proven to help balance moods. If you’re feeling particularly helpless it’s important to talk to your doctor. If you are on a treatment plan your doctor needs to know that it is not improving your mood swings.

If you’re suffering from mood swings, you probably feel like your life is spiraling out of control.  You must consult your doctor and try regulating the activities in your every day life in order to gain control.  Mood swings do not have to be an accepted side effect of menopause.

You remember who you used to be.  Imagine no longer being annoyed by your children or feeling sad at the drop of a hat.  You can feel in control!  Start on the road to a mood swing free life today.