Try These Tips to Help Ease the Transition

During the menopause transition, you may sometimes feel irritable or have crying spells.  Mood changes during this time also could be from stress, family changes or feeling tired.  Mood changes are not the same as depression.  What you can do:

  • Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep per night.
  • Get active to help you feel your best.
  • Join a menopause support group online or in your community.
  • Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of hormone therapy.

Remember, mood changes during menopause are usually not the same as depression, which is a different, serious illness that should be discussed with your doctor.

Source:  Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services