No 2x4's please....but as one who is now well past menopause, my behavior during those days were not something I'm proud of as I wasn't always the nicest person. I do believe the emotional upheaval and unpredictability were a symptom of menopause.
I remember days hating everyone and everything. I felt so angry that nothing my kids or my H did would be right and I could never really put my finger on why. The old feelings that used to happen a couple days before my monthly now seemed to be popping up unpredictably and were much more intense.
This edginess was not my personality or way of handling life before my 40's when peri-menopause started and it's not my manner now that I am through all of it. In hindsight, I can see my reactions were out or proportion to the event I was upset or angry about.....my reactions were definitely intense at those times. I also found myself crying at commercials or sentimental stories, something I've never done before or since.
I never did take hormones or any of that 'bio-identical' stuff after studying up on compounding pharmacies and the scams out there, but I did make it through it and, for me, the other side of menopause is heavenly.....