Patty, I had menopause hot flashes some time ago. I can still get one if I drink a hot drink or alcohol.
They feel different than the sweaty hot from lyme or bart.
I would cool myself down (during the day) by running cold water over my hands. Lots of times you can get your body to cool down if your hands, feet or head are cooled down.
When I worked in my sweaty, dirty job, I had a cooling handkerchief that was icy cold and I would wrap around my neck. That cool at the base of your neck can cool you down also. I guess the cowboys used those hankies for more than dust. LOL!
It's just another symptoms and boy aren't there many!! Every time I turned around, I would have a new symptom pop up. I started making it a joke in our house. I got tired of freaking out and worrying. It was my way of coping.
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