You are upset and not feeling yourself. You experience random head fog, butterfly or crawling sensations. You put on weight for no tangible reason and can’t pinpoint why. This article is for you.
Beyond the common symptoms of bloating, mood swings and hot flushes, there are a plethora of sensations associated with perimenopause that are rarely discussed. These sensations are so weird that you feel you are not belonging to yourself. And you don’t know why.
If you get mad with these sensations, don’t give up! There is tangible and tamable biochemistry in action in your body.
You feel spaced out like you are living on another planet.
If you haven’t been familiar with this state before, don’t panic! Sudden dips in your estrogen levels disturb your brain.
Estrogen is vital for brain glucose metabolism. When estrogen levels fall, your brain reduces its activity. When your estrogen drops really quickly, you can get that sudden sensation of not really being quite here.
You get a butterfly feeling.
Your stomach is churning. You may find you get this butterfly sensation in your heart.
Your response to stress is related to estrogen fluctuations and sleep. Changes in your hormone levels combined with sleep disturbances can cause anxiety.
Your nervous system needs love and there are many options to feel better. Keep reading.
You feel like insects are crawling inside your skin.
This is called forMication. A decrease in progesterone combined with a rise in estrogen levels may stimulate the release of histamine.
If you are also experiencing rashes and urgency to urinate, think of hormonal-related histamine release.
No rash? It’s not all in your head. Your nervous system needs love again – read above.
Live your life to your terms again.
There is a lot you can do to feed your brain, love your nervous system and reduce histamine.
1- Understand the process
When you get spacey, you start to feel hopeless. Get back in the driver’s seat:
– Check your blood sugar, hydration and blood pressure. Learning to regulate your blood sugar levels is paramount. Check your food choices and meal timing. Start to ditch the sugars and refined floor first.
– Get your hormone tested. Functional tests give a comprehensive image of your current hormonal profile. Knowing where you start is the best way to personalize your journey for better results. Contact me for more details.
2- Observe the process
If you feel hopeless and disempowered, press pause and listen. Listen to the subtle messages your body sends you beyond the obvious.
– How do you feel after eating? In Traditional Chinese Medicine, doctors detect food sensitivities by assessing their patient’s pulse. Because subtle changes happen in your body after you eat.
– Focus on optimal (estrogen) detoxification and progesterone production. Think about Brassica vegetables – broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts – and anti-inflammatory foods – vegetables, legumes, whole grains, and non-roasted nuts and seeds.
Food is a key driver or enhancer of your symptoms.
3- Embrace the process
Come back to yourself. Your breathing is the door to your autonomic nervous system.
Learn to tame your breath and make it your best ally. There is something liberating in sitting still, embracing the emotions and sensations through breathing in and out.
Most of us resist the sensations because we associate the experience with what it’s like after we have resisted it.
There is a lot you can do when your hormones start to roller coaster shortly after 40.
If you want to feel like yourself again, book your complimentary call now. You will get a clear picture of where you are now and a plan to go where you want to be.