I remember this one woman I worked with, we weren’t friends or anything, just co-workers, and she was 50 or 52 or something and one day she kind of cornered me and was telling me how she gained all this weight and even though she was running every day, she couldn’t lose it, and she was freaking out telling me how fat she was and like, “guess what size jeans I wear now, just guess!” And it turned out she had gone from like a size 6 to a 12, which isn’t fat at all, but sure it’s a big change to your body, I get it. And she had the hot flashes too.
I’m 47 and not really feeling it yet, except since I went off the pill I get my period every 3 or 3.5 weeks. And I do run hot so I dread dread dread hot flashes. No thanks.