Symptoms in Detail
It sounds unusual...
...but some women have said they feel an electric shock sensation rather like a ‘snap, crackle and pop’ under their skin.
What causes electric shocks?
Electric shock sensation (ESS) is sometimes described as a feeling of electricity shooting through your body. Although fleeting, ESS often occurs as a precursor to a hot flush and it can be painful and uncomfortable.
Electric shock sensation is not well understood but it’s believed to be related to the brain-estrogen and central nervous system link. So, as estrogen fluctuates and declines during peri/menopause the messages it sends to the brain can be short-circuited.
What can you do to help ease this symptom?
Try and minimise your stress levels by staying active, meditating, practising mindfulness, eating well and deep breathing.
Yoga is a good practise to take up at this time.
Take 40+ or 55+ to help balance your levels of estrogen. We’d highly recommend 55+ for the added benefits of magnesium which helps our nervous system relax. The Enzogenol pine bark extract in 55+ also has calming effects on the brain.