The signs and symptoms of menopause itself are some of the most infamous ones out there. Generally, these are enough to tell that you’re indeed in perimenopause or menopause itself. And truthfully, it can be a very trying time in a woman’s life. First of all, you may experience vaginal problems, even if you’ve never had them in your life. The lower levels of hormones can cause the vagina to be dryer than it. Once was. This can cause pain during sex, along with being easier to have tears or cuts during intercourse. For many women, they may find this period of time harder to sleep due to night sweats. Some women may need to urinate more frequently. Some women experience mood changes or others have memory issues. In any case, make sure you treat yourself kindly, because it can be a difficult time for some women.