Have just entered this stage of my life at 42 and am really suffering. Always suffered a bit of PMT but this is something else. Started having night sweats a few months ago but really didn't think much about it and with a few other symptoms went to doctor who confirmed hormonal changes. At the moment I find about 10 days before my period I feel so weepy, my boobs are sooooo sore, I must gain about 8lbs and look as though I am pregnant. Running is such hardwork. All my runs are nearly a minute and a half per mile slower and I feel as though there is no point. Doctor has suggested HRT but not sure I want to go down that path. Have started taking isoflavones and eating a very healthy diet. Has anybody else suffered the same kind of symptoms and what did you find that helped? Any thoughts appreciated.