I have searched and searched for information regarding when to expect perimenopause to set in, the transition period leading to menopause (last period), how many years is it likely to be?
I'm 52.5 years old, still having regular periods (and ovulating), no particular symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc. Though I have hot flashes during my period and experience some sleep disturbances (but that coincided with my mother passing away 3 years ago, so I'm not sure whether it's linked to pre-menopause, or not).
Menopause is a major event in a woman's life, and I would very much like to prepare for it, in terms of medical decisions and life style changes, etc. From the day my period is no longer regular and/or I start experiencing other menopause symptoms – when can I expect menopause to set in, 1 year? 3 years?
I much appreciate some information on this – thanks. :)