Mood changes

Emotional responses to menopausal symptoms vary greatly between women. Younger women may have particular concerns about loss of libido, loss of fertility or a feeling of growing old prematurely.

 Sleep deprivation associated with night sweats can also result in moodiness and irritability.

What can help manage mood changes?

Managing mood changes can be more of a challenge for women who are working or caring for young children. 

Recognising these symptoms and allowing time for self-care (‘time out’) can help. This can mean enjoying a long bath, a massage, weekends away with loved ones, or a long walk in a favourite environment. Self-care doesn’t mean being selfish. The relaxation it brings can help reduce stress levels and help women cope.

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