How long do mood swings last after menopause?

Written by Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist: Gabriella Sanchez - January 21, 2023

How Long Do Mood Swings Last After Menopause?

Mood swings are one of the most common and disruptive symptoms of menopause. Research has found that up to 80 percent of women entering menopause report experiencing mood swings of some kind. But how long do these mood swings last, and what are the best ways to manage them?

The good news is that menopausal mood swings tend to improve over time. Most experts agree that they peak around two years after a woman's periods stop, and gradually diminish as hormone levels adjust to their new baseline. That said, some women may experience longer-lasting or recurring bouts of intense emotional reactions throughout the duration of menopause and beyond.

The exact length of time it takes for mood swings to subside will largely depend on an individual's hormone levels and her overall health before menopause starts. Some triggers can also exacerbate the symptoms in some cases, such as stress or dietary factors like caffeine consumption. Certain medical conditions like thyroid problems can also play a role in prolonging menopausal emotional changes.

When it comes to managing your own symptoms, there are several steps you can take:

  • Make sure you get enough sleep – Quality rest helps support healthy hormone balance and sets the body up for strong emotional resilience during stressful times. Aim for seven to eight hours per night on average.
  • Try relaxation techniques – Doing things like yoga or deep breathing exercises can help reduce tension from accumulated stress, which may in turn reduce the intensity of your mood swings in certain cases.
  • Exercise regularly – Regular physical activity has many positive benefits for mental wellbeing, including improved sleep quality and better management of stress hormones like cortisol. Aim for at least 30 minutes per day if possible.
  • Avoid unhealthy behaviors – This includes substance abuse such as smoking cigarettes or using drugs; drinking excessive amounts of caffeine; eating junk food; and engaging in other behavior that undermines overall wellbeing.

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