Due to a necessary surgery, I became menopausal at 37. I honestly think how one handles menopause is directly proportionate to how they handled their periods. If you weren't phased byyour periods--no to minimal cramping, no PMS, didn't let it "control" you, then, like me, you won't notice any "life altering" changes--like hot flashes, weight gain, biatchyness! If you suffered more or were "high maintenance" with your periods, I think you will continue to behave as you did when you DID have periods. Some women use their periods/menopause as an excuse, others view it is a part of life. The latter group adjust to life's changes much easier than the former....IMHO, of course!!!
at 12:54 PM on Jan. 7, 2009