It is confusing if it might be hot flashes related to estrogen levels. I went through menopause years ago but have been on bioidentical hormones. I cut back the estrogen to 1 mg. Maybe that is it. I raised it back up again to see if they would go away.
I only have caffiene (tea) in early morning and don't drink, but I bet that would make it worse for me too as I am very sensitive to caffiene.
My ability to fall asleep and stay asleep has also gotten much worse.
So frustrating to figure out what is what.
The hot flashes are Babesiosis, neffer. I'm 25 now and started getting them in the acute phase of Babs two years ago. Now I only get them when I'm taking something that's beating up on the Babs to some degree. My estrogen levels are normal. Some neurological disorders, like MS, cause hot flashes.