I am 44 years old. Last year I had a nervous breakdown, I suffered from depression. I couldn't work and was put to all kind of psychotic medications, harming myself with the memory loss, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and mood swings during the night. I am beginning to feel better and I have this new excitement in life. I have been doing yoga, trying to lose weight but still I can’t sleep. I still get my menstrual cycle each month but only for a day or so and sometimes it is very light. Psychiatrist diagnosed me with Borderline Personality Disorder but I am considered a very pleasant person and I can get along with others. I am beginning to wonder if all this is due to an early menopause. My sister started early too but didn't have the severe symptoms I have had this past year. My question is, has anyone else gone through these severe symptoms when starting menopause?