Originally Posted by SNeacail
I think I could handle Mother Nature's menopause thing if I wasn't being nailed to the wall with my own peri-menopause shit. Let's just say it's been a pretty lousy and stressful week.
I have found menopause to be so-o-o-o much easier than peri-menopause was, even with the hot flashes. Now that I am past that whole process, I love not having periods. I never really had cramps or moodiness, nor any other complaints other than forgetting when to expect it and never having enough tampons on hand, but it is so freeing to never have to think about that stuff again. But peri-menopause was, for me, such a rollercoaster of unpredictable changes in flow, cycles, etc., and it went on for years. So, I hear ya, but just wanted to say, it gets better!