As soon as you guys have an answer, I'd appreciate it if you'd call my family and let them in on it. I overhear them talking about turning me loose in the woods at night. I think the only thing that prevents them from going ahead with their plot is the fear I'd find my way back home and then they'd really be in for it.
My doc told me the other day that perimenopause is defined as the period of "symptoms" leading up to menopause and menopause can only be diagnosed after you've actually gone through it. That would lead me to believe that once I'm through it, my symptoms are over. Unfortunately, I'll likely be living wild in the forest by then and no one will know but me.