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Hello. I've read several posts and am relieved that I'm not alone in wondering if my nerve symptoms might be related to hormones and menopause. I am in my early 50's and had my last period 1.5 years ago. About a year ago I started to get sharp, prickly sensations that started in my neck and thighs, then progressed to many other areas - including my face, arms, feet. The sensations come on many times daily, and seem to be very random. I also had some episodes of numb feeling in my face, which would last an hour or so. It was pretty scary at first, came out of nowhere and a bit more intense at first. After 6 months it seemed to become more low grade, but now has increased in frequency again. I've seen my family doc, 2 neurologists and had an MRI of my head. All normal. I also have a health care background and realized that the symptoms really didn't match any typical neurological pictures. I was told by the neurologists it might be due to some type of infection, which may be the case, but I started to seriously think about my shift in hormones. I've been trying to stretch daily, and do a lot of walking, just trying to stay healthy and positive but it's hard to ignore these symptoms when they occur so frequently.
I see some others have had the prickly sharp pain. It would be great to hear how long it lasted , did you continue with your regular activity, and did you find anything that helped?
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