Do any of you have the problem of your hands falling asleep? Mine have been doing it so bad these last few days that is wakes me up. I have done it in the past from time to time. I was wondering if this is a symptom of menopause.
Thanks for any help.
Funny that you started this thread, I must have woke up 4-5 times last night with one or both hands asleep. I don't know what peri-menopause symptom that it falls under, but it must have something to do with changing hormones. I have noticed the hands falling asleep for several months now. I know it's not a problem with carpal tunnel, I don't have a job that could cause that problem. Everyday I battle something, I wish this would end soon! Ann
I had a terrible time with my hands falling asleep last year. I would wake up in the dead of the night and have absolutely no sensation in my hand. It wasn't just my hands either, at times my feet were affected.
I haven't had it at all since I started using natural progesterone cream but I have to believe that it's somehow hormone related.
I get this as well nearly every night. One thing that can cause it is an underactive thyroid gland so if you have not been tested recently and have this then its worth getting it checked as its one of the least known symptoms.
I have an underactive thyroid although I am on medication and I have been tested for carpel tunnel syndrome and its not that. I also have serious spinal problem in my neck and again any neck problem can cause it as well plus at the end of the long list of possibles is hormone imbalance.
I also had the problem with my hands and right arm falling asleep, but only when I lay on my back. I know that I have arthritis in my neck and my upper back causes me trouble. So have just always assumed that this is what is causing it. Usually when I get up and moving it goes away.. Also sometimes it is just my thumb or my forth and fifth fingers, really odd.
As someone with perimenopausal symptoms, I read this message. I am also a carpal tunnel patient. I've had surgery and I'm in pain again. I go see a hand specialist on April 6. What I can tell you is this. Carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) -- chances of having it increase when you get pregnant. If hormones play a part in that then menopause could be bringing it on. Check out the cts section of this board. Do you only have your hands/arms fall asleep at night? Do you have pain during the day? All I can say is that when I went back to wearing my splints at night, which is a royal pain, I don't have as much pain during the day. Hope I helped some of you with this problem.
This began happening to me last July---right before my periods started coming 44-50 days apart. First, it would happen anytime during the day--then only in the wee hours of the morning. It would get WORSE if my blood sugar was low. It was actually kind of a cool indicator that my bs was low....if I felt my hands, I knew to wake up, test, and eat. I wore a carpal tunnel brace on the affected hand, which GREATLY helped. Now the only times I have trouble with it is when I'm pmsing..... so there seems to be a connection. But if you are on the computer a lot, don't discount that.
I'm glad that I came across this thread today. Every night for the past week I've been waking up with my left hand dead plus absolutely soaking with persperation. I thought it was just me. I didn't realise it could be another problem associated with the Menopause.
YEp I have had it off and on during the day or at night for the last 4 years of perimeno...now that I am 2 years post-meno it is very seldom but occasionally one or 2 of my fingers will get the tingling..it is # 30 on the List of 35 Symptoms of Menopause.