As an acupuncturist, I see many female patients around mid-life (during perimenopause) who are experiencing extreme (also known as “crashing”) fatigue. Does perimenopause cause fatigue? It absolutely can. Many women going through perimenopause, or the initial stages of menopause, experience this overwhelming fatigue. It is absolutely debilitating. Often, the sufferer finds herself unable to continue with her regular day, as she simply must lie down and nap. If she is driving, she may need to pull over at a rest stop and close…