Why do I feel crazy during menopause?


Menopause is a natural part of your life cycle, but that doesn’t make it any less challenging.

It’s a time when many changes occur in your body, including hormonal fluctuations that can affect not just your physical and emotional well-being but also your cognitive health and balance. 

A common issue women have during menopause is feeling “crazy.” 

Let’s look at why you may feel this way during menopause and some strategies for coping with these feelings.

Firstly, it’s essential to understand that, you’re not alone! 

The hormonal changes that occur during this time can cause a range of symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia, depression and mood swings. 

These symptoms can be frustrating and overwhelming, leaving you feeling like you’re losing control.

One of the primary reasons why you may feel “crazy” during your menopausal transition is due to fluctuations in oestrogen levels. 

Oestrogen plays a critical role in regulating mood, and as levels decline during menopause, you may experience mood swings, irritability, anxiety, rage. 

These symptoms can be particularly challenging to deal with because they often come on suddenly and may be difficult to predict.

In addition to hormonal changes, menopause is also a time when you may be experiencing significant life changes, such as children leaving home or caring for aging parents. 

These changes can be stressful and may exacerbate those feelings of anxiety, irritability, rage and depression.

So, what can you do to cope with these feelings of “craziness” during menopause? 

First and foremost, it’s essential to prioritize self-care. And for that you need to schedule some regular time for yourself.

This can look like getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, and practicing stress-reduction techniques like meditation, dancing, breathwork or yoga. 

And engaging in activities that bring you joy can also be helpful.

It’s also important to talk to your healthcare provider about any symptoms you may be experiencing. 

They may be able to offer medications or other treatments that can help manage symptoms.

Finally, it can be very helpful to connect with other women who are going through menopause. 

Joining a support group or online community can provide a safe space to share experiences, tips, and strategies for coping with the many challenges of menopause.

In conclusion, feeling “crazy” during menopause is a common experience for many women.

It’s important to understand that these feelings are a natural part of the menopause process and that there are many strategies for coping with them. By prioritizing self-care, seeking medical support when necessary, and connecting with others who are going through similar experiences, you can navigate this challenging time with greater ease and confidence.

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