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Do You Tingle? Is it A Sign of Menopause?    useful Snippet 

While not a common sign of menopause, tingling sensations in your extremities, medically known as paresthesis, is an unsettling symptom some women experience and it can occur at any time. In more mild cases, it usually comes about after a certain body posture pinches a nerve or presses on an artery, causing a limb to temporarily "fall asleep." In these cases, the tingling extremities usually return to normal after compression is relieved.

Tingling can affect any part of the body, but commonly the feet, legs, arms, and hands and are usually the result of fluctuating estrogen levels.

Fortunately, this does not indicate that something more serious is going on. Nonetheless, women who are experiencing this tingling sensation and those who are curious about this sign of menopause are wise to learn more about its causes and treatment.


Symptoms of Tingling Extremities

Changes in sensation

"Pins and needles”

Prickling or burning sensations

Numbness or reduced feeling

Increased sensitivity

Creepy crawling feeling

While fluctuating estrogen levels are the primary cause of tingling extremities during menopause, other medical conditions can trigger tingling in the hands, feet, arms and legs.  They are:

Nerve injury(from neck or lower back injuries)

Spinal cord injury


Herniated disc

Vascular claudication, or lack of blood supply to an area


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome



Multiple Sclerosis




Electrolyte or vitamin imbalances/deficiencies

Medication side effects

While tingling extremities during menopause is not usually cause for alarm, there are some cases that would require medical attention. They are:

Weaknessor paralysis

Back, neck, or head injury

Inability to control the movement of an arm or leg

Loss of bladder or bowel control

Loss of feeling or tingling on one side of the body

Loss of consciousness

Slurred speech

Vision changes

Trouble walking

If you experience any other unexplained symptoms along with tingling extremities-such as increased urination, worsening of symptoms while walking, rash, muscle spasms, or pain, it’s wise to seek medical help also.

Because most cases of tingling extremities during menopause do not require medical attention, it can be important for women to learn more about the treatment options available.


Treatment For Tingling Sensations


As with any sign of menopause, it’s usually wise to begin with the least aggressive treatment and move on to the next method only if relief is not achieved.


In most cases, a combination of lifestyle changes and natural therapies is the most effective and safe approach to tingling sensations during menopause. A good, balanced diet, hydration, and adequate sleep are basic lifestyle measures that can help. A doctor can also recommend other changes that can help to ease the tingling.

Using certain natural treatments can also help to get to the source of tingling.

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  • Posted

    I get this too. Haha, another one to add to the list! Xx
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  • Posted

    I not only tingle but I tinkle too!  🚽 😎😏
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    • Posted

      hi Dottie 


      i also use to tinkle more in my peri stage.. It lasted for  a few years as well

      it has passed now ...  

      hope your okay today..

      we just had a thunderstorm.. Wow the rain .. We dont get much rain, but have now 😃

      jay xx


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      Hey hi well it rhymed haha

      Sunny here today but into Fall now so it's getting chilly and then next snow.  Good weather for hot flashes though 🏂 but you can always 🏊. 😎.  Feeling better so may even go shopping today after 6 months.  I need bigger underwear 😂🐘

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      Hey Jay went shopping after 6 months. I even saw flowers and birds haha 🌻 🐓 I am tired, pulled a muscle in my groin haha. This old age is for the damn birds!!  It's a super centre Walmart so it's huge and did one end to the other.  Bought the lot haha. 👻🎃 Halloween candy too.  My daughter babysat me.  🍼  Keep plugging on girls as I am trying to be normal again too with menopause  waaa we will survive as women are built tough!  😍😍
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