Energy surge

Posted , 10 users are following.

Does anyone else feel anxiety and then this incredible surge of energy during a hot flash. I don't get too hot nor sweaty, but I get this wave of intense anxiety followed by my body/mind going haywire. My heart pounds out of my chest and my pulse increases. It is so hard to describe. It is very intense, like this energy is just running through my body. It makes me dizzy and faint. Oh, and it is hard to breathe through it. I have seen women say they are having a hot flash and they just get red in the face and sweaty. To me, it is not that at all. It is a surge of energy that is all encompassing. I cannot function during it. I just have to try to breathe through it and not fall to the ground. Anyone???

1 like, 18 replies

Report / Delete

18 Replies

Next
  • Posted

    Hi Staci,

    Yes for me. I describe them as adrenaline rushes, but you describe it accurately. It can make you feel really dreadful. Mine used to be worse, starting to lessen a bit.

    I've always said here that I thought it was my version of a hot flash.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Yes although I kind of feel like it drains my energy, I feel like I have to lie down with it sometimes. I also now get this rushing sound in my head and get high anxiety with it all. I hate it. I actually was hopeful it was gone until I had a bad one yesterday. I don't sweat I feel strange and horrid

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      If you can sit where you are and just breath into three and out to three, refocus on something else even a picture on a wall.... that will help you through it ... so sorry you are going through this

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Unfortunately, thats not really an option either. I work in a school. I am constantly surrounded by students. I don't have a minute to myself. Often, there are hours between being able to even use the bathroom. I am seriously thinking of leaving this year.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi Staci,

    I know I have responded to some of your posts previously and we have a few similar symptoms, so when I read this post I was reminded of when this all started for me a little over 2 years ago when I was 41. I was having this terrifying surges, they almost felt electrical and affected my head and my whole body. I also had tingling sensations, which initially lead me to see a Neurologist. I was also having blurry vision, dizziness, head and sinus pressure, neck pain, the list goes on and on. I was tested for MS and other neuro related diseases, but nothing showed up on any of my tests. I have now seen 3 different Neuro's, an ENT, Ophthalmologist, Neuro-Ophthalmologist, GP, dentists, Functional Medicine doctors, physio's, chiro, acupuncturist, osteopath and more recently a Gynecologist. After all the testing and nothing found, it has come back to hormones. I have found it SO difficult to accept that this could all be caused by hormones and a natural process of changing hormones in preparation for another stage in my life! But these days I tend to accept it all a lot better and just try to keep going. My kids have been a blessing throughout this journey, I have no choice but to get out of bed and get them sorted for school every day and I have to go to work to support us. I can't believe that some of us suffer so badly from this and others just seem to breeze through it. My sister is 2 years older than me and aside from being tired and having some insomnia, she is completely fine and healthy. It is a tough road for some of us...

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Yes, we have spoke before and thank you. My symptoms subsided for a few short months, but now are back. I have to work too and thankfully do not have children of my own to tend to (lots of work!). The surges almost feel like a sudden and dramatic drop in blood sugar. It is as if you are completely and utterly helpless in the moment and unable to cope or

      function in any way. Your body goes haywire. Plus, working in a school gives me immense anxiety. When these episodes happen, I have no where to escape. I am constantly surrounded by students and don't have a moment to myself. There are hours were I can't even use the restroom. It is difficult to be fine one moment and then be close to fainting the next and still have to be 100% responsible for students. I am leaving after this school year, but that brings a host of other problems. I am single and take care of my mom. I am the sole earner in the home. I feel like a complete failure not being able to take care of myself and mom. I don't even know where else to work. It is all so stressful. Thanks for listening.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    I have a sudden intense thirst during a hot flush.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I don't have thirst, but I always grab a gatorade. I think it is because a hot flash sorta feels like a sudden an dramatic drop in blood sugar to me. So, I grab something I think will make me feel better.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      just reading through some of the replies on your post, and I can relate to some of it in that if I am standing during a hot flush I feel the need to sit down because I suddenly feel drained, this is ok if at home but not so good when say stood in a queue!! I have been having hot flushes for about 12/13 years so have got used to them, I do wonder if I am stuck with them!!

      Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up