OK, so I have given this issue some notice. I am a fifty year old female. I live in a mild climate, Oklahoma City is in gardening zone 7. The last few days I have realized that just as I finish eating, I have hot flashes. I have suspected a issue upon the emptying of my stomach for several months now. I also have night sweats at 3:30 every A.M. I've wondered for a few years now if my last evening meal is passing the area of the TI (where my known issue is) at about
3:30 A.M. The remainder of the time I am dressed in many layers, and seem to be 10 degrees colder than anybody near me (with the exception of 2 co-workers who are in their late 60's-70's one of whom is anemic which I am not yet), or under the electric blanket , a wool blanket and flannel sheets. I have always had cold hands. My oral temp runs 94.7, gotta remember to check that just after I eat. I have had two BP readings in the last month that read 110/80, but 85-90/65-70 is usually closer, and has been all my life pre CD and pre menopause. I'm going to look for a correlation between the rise in BP and meals too, and see if my BP rises or drops right after meals. This makes me think that my cardio
/ vascular system is under stress from my Digestive processes. My Father had major Cardio / Vascular issues, was a patient of Michael DeBakey, and never weighed more than 165lbs at 6'6".I have had few other Peri / post menopausal symptoms, some grumpiness, moodiness, low back pain. I don't know how many of those issues are the result of Crohn's / reactive arthritis, and chronic pain. The OB/GYN who made my initial CD diagnosis, said you could not separate the two, and many patients with mild / moderate CD go into remission after menopause, then remain in remission through the remainder of their lives.Sigh... I hope that is me, and the arthritis goes into remission too, it is by far my the symptom affecting my quality of life. I had many Crohn's symptoms through out my life prior to being DG with CD, and many seemed to be related to hormones.
My guess is that there are several mechanisms at play that affect our ability to control our body temperature, in addition to heat generated by inflammation in the core of our bodies.
Sorry this post got so long. May quality of life be on our side, and remissions come for us all in this New Year and beyond!
Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly!
Be Patient And Tough, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful To You
Crohn's for life, symptoms included terrible joint and soft tissue pain, just met first cousin who suffers from Reactive Arthritis-explains sooo much. Great control on SCD (when I'm good) and I get by with a lotta help from my friends!