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.
Post Edited (JoJoTabares) : 12/21/2012 7:02:52 AM (GMT-7)