Perimenopausal problems

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This started at the same time the perimenopause symptoms started,  I have a fear being closed in.  I can not even think of wearing a woven shirt.  It has no stretch to it and I feel as if I would totally freak out if I put one on.  And at night I can not stand to be tucked in anywhere.  I have to sleep on top of the bedding with just blankets on, NO TUCKING!!  And if I'm sitting in my chair watching TV snuggled up under a  blanket  I start getting nervous and have to throw out my arms.  Does anyone have this problem like this but me??  My mother also has problem with this.  Do I blame my mother or chalk it up to menopause??

?thanks for any input,  Lori

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    Hi Lori, I remember when I first went through this I put a cardigan on and had to drag it off didn't feel right like you become sensitive to your own clothes, I have to get tight things off if I'm hot or high necks polo jumpers because I feel strangle by them, I can't wear anything to light because I feel more cold can't win.

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    I don't have an issue with clothing, however I do get panicked if I feel like I can't "get away" from a situation, or if someone is too close to me. I can be fine, and then suddenly a switch flips and I feel like I need to get up, get out, get away from whoever is touching me.   Good times.

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    You are so not alone in this! This seems to be my biggest trigger (next to warm or spicy food and drinks) of hot flashes. I have always had feelings of claustrophobia but so much worse now. And, anything restricting (yes clothes too) sends my hot flash hormones into overdrive. ? helps: loose cotton, exposed feet and arms, and cool (verge of frostbite) resting/sleeping bedding. Good luck 2 u!
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