It might sound like a daft question. Surely you’d know if you were – I mean, wouldn’t it be obvious?
For many of us, it’s actually not that clear. Honestly, I sometimes forget I’m now fully in my midlife, no getting away from that fact. Inside I often still feel like that crazy, full of life 17 year old who was living life to the fullest; immature, irresponsible, uncertain — but having lots of fun along the way!
So when I started feeling a bit out of sorts in my mid forties*, that it might be related to the perimenopause wasn’t the first thing that occurred to me at all.
I speak to so many women who have reached that age and are feeling out of sorts too — but also don’t make that link to the perimenopause possibly being the cause.