I'm technically still perimenopausal, but pffft. I have every symptom, but I haven't gone 12 months without a period yet. The past month has been awful with hormonal fluctuations leaving me in pools of sweat, day and night, but the emotional ups and downs are the worst. My mother and her mother both had hysterectomies, as well as my aunt, so the people in my family I could ask about menopause didn't experience what I'm going through . . . so here I am asking for input. I'm already on a "happy pill" which is what I call my pill for depression/anxiety. But what I'm experiencing is next level miserable. What did you do to help yourself through this time - did you just grin and bear it or did you seek medical help or did you find that natural remedies (which I'm actually leaning towards) helped?