Hot flashes???

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please ladies, explain to me what hot flashes are and what they feel like. im 48 in october, and i think i e started having them randomly. it feels like , when u get a CT scan done and the dye they put into your veins... that rush wave flush feeling... what do you think the flashes feels like???

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    hi jennifer - when i was in peri, i mostly suffered from random sweating & heat attacks & insomnia - i am now 7 years post menopause & for the last 3 plus years, i experience what i would describe as burning body parts or intense sunburn - it mainly affects my back, upper chest, forearms & shoulders. it almost feels like a volcano erupting & i can often feel sick to my stomach or woozy after it stops. i generally can experience it anywhere from 2:00 am to 6:00 am, but now am getting them more often - i just started experiencing this "skipped beat" palpitation. i have oftened wondered is this my kind of hot flash because when i ask friends if they have experienced this they look at me like i am crazy. i have these hot flashes dauly with horrible leg pain which came on 14 months ago - lets just say i feel i have paid my dues with all this menopause crap -

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      Hey Debra... I know exactly what you re talking about when you mention the stomach.. I can tell when its coming because it start from the gut. Its such a horrible feeling and it comes on upward, and the heart palpitations with it. A lot of people tells me the same thing that their hot flashes aren t like that either.

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    i started to get them as soon as i would wake in morning i would get really sweaty all of a sudden then it would pass, sometimes during day i get like a warm feeling come over me however other night i felt like my heart skipped a beat, couldnt breathe for a second then had a hot rush from head to feet, my peri has not been confirmed as bloods showing as normal, but this is not normal

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    Hi Jen hot flashes for me feel totally random patches of heat. this started around 4 months ago. it started with a random patch just on my lefthand side bottom of my back, it used to just be like for a few seconds then gone. now i get them in different parts of my body. back, thigh , bum cheek, arms, chest. like you i didnt know what the hell was going on until my friend told me about the premenopause . i have felt utterly shocking ever since. feel random pain almost everywhere. im on propanonol for heart palps . antibiotics for ear nose infection. everything inside my body feels under attack. i wake up on a morning and think when will i have a good day? hope this helps x

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    I get hot flashes now and again. Its like the upper part of my body and face feels a heat rush and I sweat alot, then I get a cooling effect and it is gone. I experience it randomly. I get beads of sweat on my upper body. Luckily I don't get it at night.

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    You've described them perfectly! I never thought of it that way before but yup! That's what mine feel like!

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