Your nearest Planned Parenthood health center can help you figure out if you’re going through menopause. They can also help you manage menopause symptoms.
Perimenopause VS. Menopause
Perimenopause is the time leading up to menopause when your periods may change and you may have other symptoms. This stage can last anywhere from a few months to up to 8 years. It’s a process that may start, stop, and start up again.
Perimenopause usually begins in your 40s, but it can start earlier, too. People who smoke usually start perimenopause 2 years earlier than nonsmokers.