As a woman's health coach that specializes in midlife and menopause I've heard it all...or I thought I had until I started experiencing what feels like being shocked with a live wire. It's these little pops that feel like something is zapping my skin. I feel it most on my neck, shoulders, quads, and back. And yes it is a real menopause symptom.
Since you're hormones are messengers and they are running a little wonky in perimenopause, it can mess with the messages transited in nervous system and that is explains the pops of electricity. It doesn't hurt just super annoying.
But I'd love to hear from you . . . what's been your strangest peri/menopause symptom?
I've had BPV as well (as did my mother, and I'm told there is a genetic link). I got tremendous relief from visiting a physical therapist who performed the Epley maneuver on me. The vertigo lifted almost immediately. Since I'm prone to it, I'll likely be making visits to the PT with each episode, but it's wonderful to know there is a remedy.
I have had the post menopause live wire shock in my posterior thoracic area, always on one side. I have for the past several months done an exercise in prone with weights on my shoulder blades, extend thoracic area-lift up slightly against gravity. 6 reps of 20 sec holds-no more live wire events.
Just this weekend, a friend told me she heard that racing heart was also associated with perimenopause and I just had to groan/laugh because a couple of years ago I went through a bunch of testing thinking something was wrong with me. NONE of the doctors I talked to mentioned that a racing heart could be related to menopause. I had a few ECGs, an ultrasound of my heart, wore a monitor at home, etc. Doctors didn't find anything to be concerned about on any of the testing. I usually get a bout of racing heart in the morning while I'm brushing teeth or eating breakfast — not doing anything strenuous, just sort of moving through my morning routine.
It can get pretty crazy, the best thing to do is be educated about "the change" . Every time I post on my Instagram account about symptoms, ladies are always surprised to hear about one more thing they need to look for lol!
That is so interesting you mention that. I’ve been having that feeling in my left shoulder blade for months now along with, memory problems, sleep apnea, mood swings and many other things. But of course my blood work says I’m not peri menopausal. I personally don’t believe it. If it’s not peri menopausal symptoms then what is it?!?! Thanks ladies for sharing about what you’ve been going thru. It’s nice to know that what I experiencing is normal and I’m not alone 😬.
I have really bad eczema around my eyes. They have become so sensitive I have had to change and limit everything I use for cleansing, moisturizing, and makeup. Things I had used for 10+ years I can’t use anymore.