Only 23 and having hot flashes?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I get extreme hot flashes where I sweat profusely and almost pass out.   Just outta nowhere.   But I’m 35 so maybe I’m hitting menopause lol. Ugh!  

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@dayl20:  I’m 25 and experience this too, typically around the time I have one of my many (sorry, TMI) IBS-related issues. Any chance you have those as well?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@dayl20:  It could be anything from early menopause, thyroid problems to MS. You definitely ought to see a doctor about that and get to the bottom of whatever causes it. Good luck, and if anyone asks (aside from doctors), just tell ’em they aren’t hot flashes, they’re power surges! 😉

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

Get your thyroid checked out. i had horrible hot flashes and then went to doc and asked him to test my thyroid. found out i have hypothyroidism.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Honestly, sometimes the day or so before my period, I get really bad hot flashes. Then I get chills.

I just always associated it with my period.

But you can always talk to your doctor – it might be a thyroid issue.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m 25 and get really intense hot “spells” and have for the past year. Nobody knows why. I have been diagnosed with MS but my drs don’t believe I should be getting them as frequently and as intensely as I do. I get extremely hot, lose my vision, sometimes pass out. I never sweat though (something that is also being looked into). My spells last anywhere from 10 mins – 2 hours. I don’t have any suggestions other than get lots of bloodwork and a hormonal panel done. You could be pre-menopausal or have a hormone imbalance at 23.

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@dayl20:  I’m a couple of years older than you and experience this too, except not as often as you seem to. I’d recommend getting checked out by your doctor just in case. My bloodwork and hormonal tests ended up being fine, thankfully, but it’s always better to make sure.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It’s not letting me tag you, but yes @MissMaple, I have gone to a few cardiologists and had a lot of testing done. One diagnosed me with SVT, but others were unsure about that and feel that it is my viral infection that affects my heart (very fast heart rate, random palpitations). My hot “spells” and heart flareups do not go hand-in-hand, they both seem to happen seperately at random times. I have also had my thyroid checked about 500 times, and it’s normal. I was extremely vitamin b12 defeciant for a while, and now get injections to keep my levels normal but both still happen. Nobody really has any answers for me.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee

@glitter-girl:  It’s great that you got checked out, but I’m sorry that the specialists didn’t have any answers for you. No one has actually explained my heat spells/flareups either. My thyroid seems to be normal too.

However, my fainting spells and blackouts led me to see a cardiologist who discovered I have bradycardia, heart block, extremely low blood pressure, and possibly an unrelated issue that I may or may not have. Thankfully, at this point I don’t need any procedures done and can control my bp by eating more salt and making sure I drink enough water. So at least I got some sort of answer there. That’s why I suggested seeing a cardiologist.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MissMaple I really appreciate your suggestion about it! I’m glad you don’t need any procedures done or anything! Hopefully it stays that way!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m usually too hot for SO to be next to. It gets even worse at night. You can feel heat coming off of ke 6+ inches away. My temp is usually below the norm too so I’m not sure either. I’m very easily affected by the heat outside too. People don’t understand that I physically can’t handle it. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@dayl20:  I have always had widely varying degrees of personal temperature (feeling, not actual temperature). This is why I always dress in layers. I haven’t worn a pullover sweater since highschool. Always have to be able to easily shed and re-dress, shed, re-dress, shed, re-dress. At night I keep the blanket on my feet (as I am always hot when I get in bed from walking around getting ready for bed), when I get cold I cover up, then I get hot and kick the blanket off. On, off, on, off. It’s annoying for sure. I can’t wait til I hit menopause *read sarcasm* UGH!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@badabing88:  Wow, me too!  I thought I was an anomaly.

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