- Electric shock sensation, or ESS, is one of the perimenopausal symptoms you may experience.
- Unfortunately, little research has been done on ESS. As a result, no known treatment or cure is available.
- If ESS is severely affecting your life, speak to your doctor.
Symptoms of perimenopause beginning with E:
Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head
A less common symptom of perimenopause is a strange electric sensation, or the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. The cause of it may be related to fluctuating estrogen levels affecting nerve tissue. It can also be a warning sign of a hot flash. Any intense electric shock sensation warrants a call to your doctor.
Dealing with Electric Shock Sensation
If this is a symptom you're experiencing, dealing with it can be tough. Let's talk about what you can do to help alleviate this symptom.
Unfortunately, not much research has been done on ESS. As such, there isn't really a good understanding on how to treat it or manage it. Often, getting enough rest and maintaining a good diet can help improve your quality of life regardless of what you're experiencing. Being rested and on a good diet will prevent other issues, and will keep you feeling strong.
If ESS is having a severe impact on your quality of life, talk to your doctor. There are treatments for perimenopause itself that could bring an end to your ESS. Always talk to your doctor before trying any OTC or alternative treatments, as some of these may not be backed up by scientific evidence. If ESS is causing you emotional distress, consider talking to a mental health professional.
Perimenopause Symptoms A to Z
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