A time when progesterone remains low and oestrogen levels begin to fluctuate between relatively high and low.


Your cycle can become more irregular and less predictable, weight gain may begin to appear around the waist and can be more difficult to lose – your old techniques no longer work.


Changes in body temperature and feeling hot or some hot flushes may begin which can contribute to sleep problems. Symptoms such as brain fog, difficulty recalling words or names, mood swings, increased anxiety, mental and physical tension a sense of overwhelm and angry out bursts are common.