Mood Swings

Menopause is a huge time of change for a woman, both emotionally and physically. This can affect your mood on a daily or even hourly basis.

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What causes mood swings?

Life can sometimes feel like a rollercoaster. Mood swings can range from being irritable to bouts of depression or feeling like you should cry or shout.

Fluctuating hormones are thought to be the reason for this.  When oestrogen levels are low, serotonin levels drop too. Serotonin is a brain chemical controlling your mood and happiness. As your oestrogen and serotonin levels drop and rise, your mood does too.

Tips for managing mood swings in menopause

Exercise

When you exercise, endorphins are released which help you feel good and lift your mood.  Our Fitness Guru, Katie Morris has put together some beginner home workouts that you can complete in the comfort of your own home which can be viewed here

Self Care

Recharge your mind and body by taking some well deserved time for yourself and relax. Spend the time doing something that makes you feel good, whether it’s reading a book, going for a walk or listening to music.

Supplements

It is really important during this time to ensure your vitamin intake is at the required daily amount. Magnesium, Vitamin B5, B6 and B12 all play important roles in maintaining your mood by controlling your nervous system and relaxing your body. Browse our full range of vitamins and supplements here.

We recommend seeking medical advice before starting to take any supplements, especially if you have a medical condition or take any medication.

Further Reading

Read more about the importance of magnesium and the difference it could make to your menopause in our guide below.