The reason behind low mood or mood swings is falling oestrogen levels.
Oestrogen generally makes us cheerier. With less of it around we can feel very emotionally vulnerable and weepy, even though our brain tells us that there is no real reason for our feelings. As the hormones rise and fall you can find that your mood and emotions are affected.
There are several things you can do to make yourself less vulnerable.
Finding ways to balance your hormones naturally is important. You can get lots of good suggestions in my blog 'How to help balance your hormones naturally during peri-menopause'.
You may find taking a plant based phyto-oestrogen, such as Menopause Support, helpful.It also contains magnesium which is very important for mood, relaxation, and sleep.
A combination of soothing herbs such as Valerian and Passiflora and supportive minerals such as Magnesium and Zinc, which can be found in our Passiflora Complex tablets could also be helpful.
Exercise makes you produce more natural anti-depressants in your own body, so although it's usually the last thing you feel like doing when you're low mood strikes, a 10-20 minute walk or quick jog around the block or even 5 minutes with a skipping rope will make you feel a lot better.
If you get used to doing a small amount of exercise most days - just 10-20 minutes, nothing drastic - then you will be better protected against low mood.
You may also find Mood Essence helpful, and this can be taken alongside any other medication or supplement.