Electric Shocks and Our Hormonal Changes

Women experience electric shocks with hormonal changes

Did you know that experiencing increased “electric shocks” is a PeriMenopause and Menopause symptom?

It is mainly women over 40, who experience electric shocks, as they transition through their hormonal changes.

Women have reported that their electric shocks can feel like an elastic band that has been snapped under their skin and can occur just before a hot flush.

For Women in Business, electric shocks can be unpleasant and painful. The impact of electric shocks, alongside hot flushes can be challenging and embarrassing for many women, with 51% reporting they take time away from their business or career due to perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.


I always had electric shocks even as a child, as I moved into my PeriMenopause they become more regular! From touching light switches, opening the car door and from touching people.


Our body is chock-full of oestrogen receptors including our central nervous system. This is why PeriMenopause has so many symptoms and affects so much of our body. With this symptom PeriMenopause can be shocking as our hormones fluctuate!

Oestrogen works with our central nervous system to send messages along the nerves to the brain. When our hormones are fluctuating, signals can get crossed, amplified and even distorted. This causes the sensation of a shock or tingle.

The increased level of stress we experience through our hormonal changes, has been linked to the likelihood of them occurring.


Using my MidLife Resilience System will help us to manage our electric shocks as we move through our PeriMenopause. The key elements used are food, movement and self-care.


Eating a varied diet containing healthy foods is key to supporting our nervous system.

  • Food – Eating a balanced diet with the right nutrients helps support a healthy functioning nervous system. Foods high in Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamins B & E, are good at keeping our nervous system in check.
  • Phytoestrogenic foods – Add chickpeas, soybeans, flax seeds, dried apricots and dates, red clover, green tea, black liquorice, as these may help with electric shocks.
  • Caffeine & Alcohol – Limit intake as both have a negative impact on our nervous system and can make electric shocks feel worse.
  • Water – Stay hydrated by drinking at least 2 litres a day. This will help our body carry out its functions effectively.


It is important that we are moving throughout the day to keep our nervous system functioning. I set a timer when I am working or sitting for long periods of time to remind me to move! I get moving by using three of my “MidLife-Move 4’s.

  • Steps and Shimmy – Regular exercise helps to stabilise your nervous system and is great for blood circulation.
  • Stretching – Less vigorous movement before bed will help calm the body and mind.


Along with MidLife-Food and MidLife-Move reducing stress and anxiety are key to supporting your nervous system. Read my blog on Anxiety and Mindset for more detail on MidLife-Calm principle.

  • Sleep – Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night is important so our body can recover and rejuvenate. Feeling rested and refreshed when we wake.
  • Sunlight – Provides us with our Vitamin D and is also great at regulating the nervous system.


When our hormones are fluctuating, signals can get crossed, amplified and even distorted. This causes the sensation of a shock or tingle.

It is mainly women over 40, who experience electric shocks, as they transition through PeriMenopause.

Use my MidLife Resilience Coaching Boost below or watch my Video to help manage electric shocks, with the focus on Food, Movement and Self-Care so you Feel Stronger.


Are you a Woman in Business who wants to manage your electric shocks before they impact You, Your Family and Your Business?

Do you want to know more about the “40 Changes To Accept Over 40″ that happen as you transition through PeriMenopause and Menopause?

Therefore you have three choices to learn more about My Mission of Keeping Women In Business through their Hormonal Changes & Business Growth:

  1. Register to join my next “Manage Your Peri|Menopause|Stay Productive In Your Business” Live Workshop and experience Group Coaching with solutions from my MidLife Resilience System. Register before the 31st March to secure your free place worth £125…
  2. Book a Complimentary Consultation worth £125 with me including your own MidLife Resilience Assessment to complete ahead of our Coaching Session at a time that suits you…
  3. Or register to join The Women in Business MidLife Club with 4 Membership Options starting at £51.00 per month. I have created a Club where you focus on building a Strong Body & Strong Business with only one monthly fee – saving you time and money…