I noticed very early on that my hands and skin became very dry no matter how much moisture I piled on. I quickly learnt that the fall in the body’s estrogen levels affects the quality of your hair and skin.
Anxiety was the first major menopause symptom that I experienced. I woke up one morning with an odd sensation in my gut like I had a million butterflies flying around in my stomach. I couldn’t put my finger on it as I wasn’t consciously worrying about anything.