Thanks Dutchmom, perimenopause would have been much easier for me, if it wasn't for the endometriosis. My dr. figures I've had it all my life, but becuase after 40 my progesterone level dropped and I became estrogen dominant, that's when the endo became more aggresive and started giving me problems.
Good luck with your menopause. A lot of women just sail right through it. Maybe you'll be one of them. Fingers crossed.