Anyone else have hot / cold flashes?

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   Posted 7/1/2008 12:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Recently I've have had problems with being winter jacket, gloves, and heating blanket cold. Then ten minutes later I'm burning up. And this goes on, back and forth almost every 20 minutes for a few hours a day. Sometimes it lasts all day long. All this came along with some extreme tiredness so all I want to do is sleep and some new pain.

Is this anything worth mentioned to the my neuro or just let it pass?

Oh and I do have MS btw! Have only known for five months, so all this is very new to me, so I still have tons of questions and lots unknowns.

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   Posted 7/1/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Mop,

I am sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis.  I would definitely let your doctor know.  Many people with MS have trouble regulating their body temperatures.  They can also have all sorts of sensory things going on as well.  You did not mention your age or gender.  But you may want to consider your cycle or hormone level if you are a woman.  This could be the symptoms of menopause.  Even if you are quite young (as young as early to mid thirties) you can have hot flashes due to menopause.  Autoimmune disorders can push menopause earlier. 

Do the best you can to maintain a regular body temperature.  If you are warm, drink cold liquids and get to cooler air.  If you are cold, then go ahead and bundle up even if you are stripping it all off in a few minutes. 

Be kind to yourself.  It takes some time to adjust to all that has and is happening to your body.  Welcome to the board and please feel free to post often; ask lots of questions or just vent.  We are all very supportive here. 

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mop:
I just wanted to say hello. I am sorry to hear of your diagnosis. This is a great place to come for support. I am also here looking for info and have recently been told there are lesions on my MRI. The girls here have been very helpful so come back often.

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   Posted 11/21/2015 8:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have a hard time with feeling unbearably hot at night, and when I'm active, which alternates with feeling cold with chills....

When I'm hot, my hands, especially start to burn, and sweat. I ask people to feel them, and they concur that they even feel burning hot to them.

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   Posted 12/27/2015 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have MS, and I also have terrible episodes of extreme feelings of hot. This is not hormones, as I am past menopause. I have to sleep in a very cold room, and even then, my hands wake me up burning, and sweating a few times a night.

I am also a tennis doubles player. I have to bring an ice pack, and cold towel with me, as I always burn up while playing.

Sometimes I let people feel my hands, and they can't believe how hot they are.....

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   Posted 1/14/2016 4:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I go thru this all the time. But... I have thyroid disease. Something you might want to explore.
Diagnosed with MS 2001. Fibromyalgia, Graves Disease, IBS, Gastritis, Spondylosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Sjogrens, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Tendonitis, Costochondritis. All the autoimmune diseases are attacking me. Taking the minimum of medications.
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