Perimenopause and menopause symptom questionnaire
The adapted Greene Climacteric symptom scale helps us to better understand 3 main areas of your menopausal symptoms:
We use your score to assess your symptoms prior and during treatment, at your menopause review and to track how they change over time.
We monitor how effective your treatment is and if any changes to your diagnosis and treatment are needed. Allowing us to provide you with relevant and consistent care.
Even if you are actively using HRT or other treatments this questionnaire helps us to assess the effectiveness of your treatment, whether we need to make dose adjustments or to focus on a particular symptom group.
Complete the questionnaire and scoring to have a better understanding of your symptoms
Each symptom is allocated a score depending on the severity. Count the total score.
Women who score over 12 are more likely to be menopausal. However it’s possible to score lower than this and still be menopausal.
You could have a low score because you are only experiencing night sweats, for example. If those night sweats result in you experiencing inadequate sleep, and your ability to function the next day is affected, you should talk to your menopause specialist about treatment.
The perimenopause marks the start of the menopause transition. It is the time when your body starts to change, typically over five years but it can be up to ten years before the menopause occurs. During this time, your periods can become irregular, and you may start to experience menopausal symptoms that can have a large impact on your quality of life. These symptoms are linked to the gradual decline and monthly changing levels of oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
The menopause is a point in time 12 months after your last menstrual period. Following the menopause, you enter the post menopause stage. In this third phase of the menopause transition, you may still experience symptoms, commonly for a further five to seven years, though many experience symptoms for longer than this.
It is for this reason we recommend treatment for life for many women.
What is the perimenopause and the menopause?
Perimenopause and menopausal symptoms
We see many women at The Menopause Specialists and their symptoms are all different. Some women don’t experience vasomotor symptoms and the first signs they may be entering the menopause transition can be unexpected symptoms such as anxiety, migraines, or palpitations. Likewise, many women’s first experiences are the physical symptoms linked to the urinary vaginal system or changes in flow and duration of their menstrual cycle. For some women it is not the symptoms they first recognise but the changes in their confidence, how they interact in relationships or their ability to concentrate at work.
There are 3 main symptom groups
Please book a consultation if you are being troubled by any of the above symptoms to discuss your medical and lifestyle treatment options.