When we think of mood swings we often associate them with teenagers hitting puberty as their hormones change. Menopause is the same concept, your hormones are changing yet again and your body is off-balanced once more.
Mood swings are a very common symptom of menopause and perimenopause, they can last years and affect your well-being and relationships if you don’t get them under control.
We’ve spoken before about reducing stress during menopause, but what about uncontrollable emotions, feeling low one minute and absolutely fine an hour later, only to be raging with anger just 10 minutes after that. It’s a rollercoaster, so it’s no wonder you’re looking for relief. Mood swings will affect women in varying degrees, some find they intensify during menopause itself, whereas others have reported more frequent ups and downs leading up to menopause.
Another thing that many women complain about, is a lack of sleep due to over-worrying, panic, anxiety or just the general emotions of the day taking their toll during the night. Sleep deprivation then creates further problems the following day and it creates a vicious cycle that is difficult to break-away from.
The LaBalance device could help get your mood swings under control, it’s one of 24 symptoms that the device has been proven to help with. By re-balancing the ANS (autonomic nervous system) which is off-balanced as a result of menopause, your mood swings, hot flushes, night sweats and other symptoms start to ease.
Kim – “I can honestly say that LaBalance has revolutionised my life. I had been experiencing hot flushes, mood swings and, worst of all, panic attacks over things that had never before bothered me, such as driving. Within two weeks, the panic attacks had gone, my temperament reverted back to its normal self”
More ways to help reduce mood swings:
- Light exercise every day will release endorphins and act as a natural anti-depressant to elevate your mood almost immediately.
- Sex works in a similar way, so try to have more sex!
- Meditate, find out how it helps clear the mind and reduce anxiety
- Talk to someone.
A supportive partner or friend is such a life saver when it comes to menopause. One of the best things to do, is let your closest friends and family know that you are going through the change and you are experiencing regular changes in mood. Not everyone will understand that you can’t control the way you feel, not everyone will appreciate the fact that you are perimenopausal/menopausal if you don’t make it clear. There is no need to be embarrassed about something that all women go through and the more you talk about it, the better you will feel. Why not start talking to women in our LaBalance community on Facebook or Twitter?