One of the most disconcerting symptoms that occurs during menopause is the way you seem to switch from perfectly calm to perfectly horrible in a hearbeat. A quickly changing mood leaves you feeling vulnerable and sometimes even embarrassed. Suddenly you are dabbing your eyes for no reason, or snapping at a sales clerk -- and you aren't sure what just hit you. It's no wonder women start to feel like the emotional rug has been pulled out from underneath them. It has.
What's underneath this little roller coaster? Well, it may be a little different for each woman. Here are five reasons you might be having mood swings. The good news is that the uneven moods usually get back on an even keel once your body has adjusted to the lower hormone levels. Put down the axe, go for a walk, and breathe. This, too, shall pass.