I haven't actually been diagnosed properly, and most tell me that I am too young but I discovered that I am in fact not too young. I can't really give advice on living with it, my journey is only beginning. My mood swings have been quite severe and I have had a very difficult time even living with myself on some days. My emotions are all messed up, I am depressed and I feel defective! Is all of this part of menopause, or am I going through something else? I begin to analyze myself, my life, my failures, etc. I've been beating myself up pretty badly and allowing others to as well.