By now, both progesterone and oestrogen levels are persistently low and your menstrual cycle will stop.


Irritable bladder (needing to go to the loo often), vaginal dryness or discomfort can occur along with cystitis and/or thrush.


Your skin can become dryer, hair can become thinner and persistent joint pains can become a problem. Hot flushes and night sweats become a more regular feature. You may gain more weight and there can be a loss of confidence, drive, and libido.