Determining which stage of the menopause journey you are at can be difficult.
Most healthcare professionals will evaluate a woman's menopausal status according to her symptoms, pattern of periods and medical records.
The Daisy Network is a large support group for women suffering with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI).
See their Making the Diagnosis page for more information about the investigations and tests that a woman may undergo if the healthcare professional is unsure that the menopause has occurred, for example, because she is under 40.
Listen to women discuss how they recognised the symptoms of the menopause.
Menopause symptom check list
Use our symptom checklist to prepare for a discussion with your healthcare professional.
Listen to our podcasts where our experts share insights on menopause related topics.
Reporting of side effects: If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in the package leaflet. Please report side effects with any medicine or vaccine to the medicines regulator MHRA through the Yellow Card Scheme.
It is easiest and quickest to report side effects online via the Yellow Card website: https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/ or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. Alternatively, prepaid Yellow Cards for reporting are available by writing to FREEPOST YELLOW CARD (no other address details necessary), by emailing email@example.com, by telephoning the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) free phone line: 0800-731-6789, or by downloading and printing a form from the Yellow Card section of the MHRA website.