9 Signs You're Entering Perimenopause—and How to Cope

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Joshua Ness

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Your Period Becomes Wonky

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You May Get "Starter" Hot Flashes

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Christian Fregnan

Your PMS May Get Worse

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Toa Heftiba

You May Feel Fried

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Your Pants May Get a Bit Tighter

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Victor Freitas

Your Period May Get Heavier

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Your Migraines May Get Worse

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Olaia Irigoien

Your Risk of Feeling Blue Goes Up

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Your Sex Life Might Change—a Little

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Latrach Med Jamil

You Feel Nothing Different at All!

Holly Pevzner

Holly Pevzner


Holly Pevzner specializes in creating health, nutrition, parenting and pregnancy content for a variety of publications, such as EatingWell, Family Circle, Parents, and Real Simple. Before becoming a full-time writer, Holly held senior staff positions at Prevention, Fitness, and Self magazines, covering medical health and psychology. She was also a contributing editor at Scholastic Parent & Child magazine. She resides with her family in Brooklyn, New York.