Women who experience early menopause describe it as a shock because they didn't think they would have to face this change for many years. Despite some relief that they no longer have to put up with menstrual problems, many young women miss their periods as a source of regularity in their lives and a sign that they are still youthful. Fertility is often linked to youth and womanhood, so it is not surprising that they often feel diminished or deficient because they have gone through early menopause.
It is very important to allow yourself to grieve over the loss you have suffered, and to have your emotions acknowledged and validated. You may feel sadness, exhaustion, and even periods of hopelessness.
From day to day, you may go back and forth between feeling better and then worse again. These emotions are understandable reactions and nothing to feel ashamed or guilty about. You may need to go through an adjustment process, and you will probably rebound over time. However, you should give yourself this time. The psychological effects of early menopause can be just as difficult to deal with as the physical impact.