Thank you for sharing Beatrice.
The hormone/symptom connection is so interesting – such an incredibly strong cultural belief to say the least.
I wonder if the hormonal changes in one’s body (like in a menstruating woman) become a conditioned learned response when that is happening. And now for you with the ongoing cycling of your symptoms, likely those are happening from your brains’ pathways that are stuck in place. In menopause there is no longer the cycle of hormones, so at this point that couldn’t be the source of the symptoms.