Painful menopause symptoms

There are a number of painful menopause symptoms, which make up the 34 menopause symptoms. Symptoms causing pain and discomfort include:

Headaches and migraines

An increase of headaches or migraines where it is affecting you on a day to day basis is due to hormonal imbalance. Although some women report a relief from ‘hormonal headaches’ during peri-menopause or menopause, other women report increasing headaches and migraines during the change of life. 


A discomforting pain where there is a shooting pain also could have sensitive nipples.

Itchy skin

Scratching your arms and sometimes you will feel as though small ‘creepy crawlies’ are walking on your skin which makes you scratch continuously.

Tingly skin

Face, neck and arms feeling tingly on a regular basis which would make you scratch burning sensation can also occur without warning and effect.

Joint Pains

Aches in the joints are more noticeable in the mornings or when sitting for a lengthy period of time.

Muscle Tension

Muscle tension is noticeable in the neck shoulders and back and you can also feel it through the body where stiffness occurs.

Electric Shock

This is an area which is not that common when going through the menopause. You may feel a sudden shock. This can occur in the head and the inner layers of the skin and can occur just after a flush or sudden strong feeling of heat flowing throw the body.

Burning Mouth

Mouth feels extremely painful on the tongue roof of your mouth and lips. Can feel dry and sore, tingling on the tip of the tongue, loss of taste or a metallic taste in the mouth.

Dental Problems

Tends to be mainly inflammation and bleeding of the gums.

Digestive Problems

Indigestion, acid reflux and constipation which causes a lot of uncomfortableness.

For a full list of symptoms please refer to our symptoms page, and to keep track of your symptoms you can download our free M for Menopause symptom tracker here