Crawling Bugs? Mouth on Fire? Must be Menopause!

Beyond Hot Flashes: 6 Surprising Menopause Symptoms (7 Photos)

iVillage Staff on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:32PM

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Crawling Bugs? Mouth on Fire? Must be Menopause!

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Going Buggy

Some women experience a creepy feeling—as if bugs are crawling all over them, write Pat Wingert and Barbara Kantrowitz in The Menopause Book (Workman, revised edition, 2009). If it happens to you, you may find it comforting to know that the sensation has a name, formication (from the Latin word for "ant"). Other unsettling sensations that aren't significant in the long-term include palpitations, a sudden increase in heart rate and tingling feet or hands.

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