Diff between how a warm rush feels in hyperthyroidism and how a hot flash feels (Menopause)

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JoJoTabares
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   Posted 12/21/2012 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Is there a difference in how it feels when you get warm or hot from having hyperthyroidism and how a hot flash feels for menopausal women? I'm 50 and have had hot flashes since giving birth to my son when I was 37. These hot flashes usually felt as if the heat was coming from deep inside my body.

I was diagnosed with HYPOthyroid and have always been cold except for when I'd have a hot flash. Now that I'm on a bioidentical progesterone cream, I don't really have hot flashes anymore.

However, the last few weeks I've felt warm all over and now I'm getting very warm (mostly at night). My hot flashes were relatively short lived, but this warmth lasts much longer and isn't as much from the inside, but from just under my skin. And my skin feels tingly...sometimes it stings. This is very similar to how I felt when I had a warm rush after taking niacin.

Is there a difference in how a hot flash feels and how it feels to be warm from hyperthyroidism? Sounds weird, but I've heard there is a type of thyroid disease that goes back and forth between hyper and hypo symptoms.

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Judy2
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   Posted 12/21/2012 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
For me, the heat of hypERthyroidism was completely different from a niacin flush. The niacin made me hot, very apprehensive and my skin felt like I had a mild burn all over. When I was hyperthyroid, it came on more slowly and left more slowly, and was accompanied by a "breathless" feeling. I used to get up and go outside in the winter to cool off and get fresh air.

I can't tell you the difference between menopausal hot flashes, because I never had those due to a hysterectomy and HRT for a time after. I do remember my mother saying she felt like she couldn't breathe with them, and that's why I thought that was what I was having at first.
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JoJoTabares
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   Posted 12/21/2012 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Judy.

That's pretty much how I feel. I recently took vitamins that I didn't realize had niacin in it. I had a similar reaction as I had the first time I took niacin except it wasn't as bad. I didn't get red the second time. I thought that was due to the fact that it had far less niacin.

That reaction only lasted a short time, but then later that day (and still), I started getting warm for longer periods of time and I wasn't taking any niacin or any other vitamins. I realized that I had actually felt this way for several weeks but it seems to be getting worse the last few days.

I don't have health insurance so I'm trying to figure out my next step.

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   Posted 12/21/2012 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 44 and my body temperture is 96.1. I'm warm all of the time. I was able to go out today in 42 degree weather in sweat pants and a long sleeve shirt and it felt fine for me. I actually sweated when the sun shined on me in the car without the heater on!

My niece was bundled up and complaining of freezing.
Do you guys have low body temps?
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   Posted 12/22/2012 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow. I thought low body temps meant you were cold all the time. Mine was low a long time ago, when I was always cold. I haven't checked lately since I've been warm. But I go back and forth between being warm and cold now.

How does it feel when you're warm? Does it feel more like a hot flash from menopause or just a warm feeling?

I've been doing some research and found that most of my symptoms now coincide with HYPERthyroid. Until recently, they were more in line with HYPOthyroid. Now I'm warm, my skin tingles or even stings. I'm tired but wide awake. I wake up from sleep with my heart pounding and feeling like I ran a marathon. ?????

Sometimes I feel like there is no rhyme or reason to this whatsover.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/22/2012 9:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Cold just doesn't affect me that much anymore. I don't get hot all of a sudden. I just don't feel cold anymore.

I do have problems with being wide awake but tired. I was up until 5:30am this morning.
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JoJoTabares
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   Posted 12/22/2012 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I know that feeling too. The last few days I've been waking up as usual, but not feeling sleepy. I've been wide awake and wired. VERY hard to get back to sleep now.
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