Are Internal Vibrations A Sign Of Perimenopause?

March 31, 2021.

Internal vibrations or tremors can be a disconcerting symptom. They are talked about in our perry community very often.

Unlike external tremors, internal tremors are unseen and cannot be felt on the outside of your body. These invisible sensations are often felt in your trunk, arms, and legs. Some people also feel them in their organs even though organs physiologically cannot tremor. While internal tremors won’t cause you to spill your drink or interfere with your fine motor skills, they can be alarming. And because you can’t see or feel them externally, internal vibrations are hard to explain to others, including your doctor.

Internal body vibrations causes

  • Internal body vibrations causes
  • Tingling extremities
  • Electric shocks
  • Muscle tension
  • Unexplained dizziness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Brain fog

Given the relationship between our female sex hormones and brain, there is certainly a plausible argument for internal tremors being the result of hormonal shifts in our bodies. However, the jury is still out as to whether hormones are the culprit of this irritating symptom.

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What Should I Do To Manage Internal Vibrations?

If you are struggling with internal tremors, connect with your doctor to get an accurate diagnosis or to rule out any underlying causes such as MS or Parkinson’s. Before your appointment, it can be helpful to keep a journal of your experience with internal vibrations. Make sure to note:

  • When you experience them (for example, internal tremors at night)
  • How long there last
  • Where they are felt
  • What else was going on (Were you in a social situation, having work stress, or just watching Netflix…)
  • Information about your menstrual cycle

Unless you have a diagnosed cause of your internal tremors, your doctor may recommend you start by making some lifestyle adjustments including:

  • Decreasing stress
  • Practicing meditation and mindfulness
  • Getting better sleep
  • Avoiding caffeine and nicotine
  • Avoiding intense workouts and anything that increases your body heat (…we would love to toss hot flashes aside, thank you very much!)
  • Making dietary changes (cutting out foods you may be sensitive too such as lactose and gluten)

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Because we don’t know much about internal vibrations and their causes in perimenopausal women, you and your doctor may feel stumped by this symptom if you do not have an apparent underlying cause.

Remember, you’re not alone if you’re experiencing internal tremors during perimenopause. Many women go through this and feel anxious during the experience.

Join Perry, a community of women going through the same thing. Here, you can discuss your symptoms, get tips on how to cope, and find support. Our free app is available in the App Store or Google Play Store. Let us help you through perimenopause and beyond!

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, does not take the place of medical advice from your physician, and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Patients should see a qualified medical provider for assessment and treatment.

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Julia Walker
perry expert Julia (RN, BSN, BA) is a registered nurse based in Colorado. Julia's nursing background in women’s health has ranged from neonatal and postpartum care to labor and delivery, to outpatient gynecological medicine for both adolescent and adult populations. She specializes in helping women optimize their health during perimenopause and beyond.

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