Describe your hot flushes/flashes

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Hi everyone.

Could everyone describe what they feel before and during a hot flash/flush. I think it would help each other to know what to expect or to understand what is happening to them as i think everyone's experience is a bit different.  thnks

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    my symptoms are pretty mild compared to some folks that I hear out here. I get them when I am sleeping.  I wake to freaking HOT! Mostly in my chest area at first, but it works it's way all over my body, my legs and arms get really hot too.  It feels like I have a giant fireball in my chest and as soon as I toss off the blankets, it feels like i released a demon. it is a real charge!!!  smile 

    But I do not know if it is all from the hormones as I have autoimmune diseases that could be causing some symptoms. I just do not know. 

    Maybe you could describe your symtoms too smile

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      i get discomfort in center of chest area, then a sticky heat on face only, don't go red, just a sweaty heat on one side of face normally.  then palpitations, sick feeling in upper stomach, woozy head.    Do you get anything like this?  I just feel odd with them and only happen a couple of times a month.

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      I do have a lot of nausia, but not sure if that is from the Celiac's, the PM, or the hormones.

      My cousin gets about 100 HF(hot flases) a day, she turns beat read and shiny faced. Almost all my friends get that too, but so far,  I am lucky in that dept. Of course, I just started to have menapausal symptoms.  I am 57 and have not finished getting the moon cycles yet so maybe it will become worse with time.  I do have a really healthy (boring) diet, I don't eat processed foods, so maybethat plays a roll in it? I eat gluten free paleo, but not sure it is for everyone. I only eat this way because I almost died and am trying to get healthy. So I don't know!    It will be interesting to hear others reactions. Thanks for bringing up the subject!

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      i don't go red. So that's probably good because nobody knows, but a bad thing also because i feel ill and my face probably looks like I have blank starey look when its happening because that's how I feel, out of it!

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    I just feel really really hot like a sweat and it passes in about 10 minutes. Don't go red.

    Sometimes in the morning after a shower I need to shower again if I'm having one. It's awful

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    Hi there. Well I have gone through stages. Firstly they just happened out of the blue.

    Then I started to get a feeling that I wanted to cry, and sometimes I did, come over

    me. Then I started getting butterflies in my stomach. Now it just happens again I

    Get very hot ( now getting one). Sometimes palpitations.

    The worst thing I am getting at the moment is when I have just fallen to sleep

    about 10 minutes later I wake up abruptly feeling awful then I get so hot and

    Have to throw off the covers for about 10-15 mins. I have a fan on me every night.

    I wake up 3-6 times a night with hot flushes. Now the bad news; I am 56 and post-

    Menepausal. I don't know when it will stop, but everyone is different.

    Hope you do not suffer too badly. Best regards

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