Hot flashes with low blood sugar?

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Hello I have been on this forum for some time (three years post menopause) normally trying to answer others with their symptoms but now I aeem to be experiencing hot flashes again but with what feels like low blood sugar feeling. They seem to be coming together and wonder if others experience this? I have had the flashes in the past but thankfully on their own and some time ago. I would like it if one of you lovely ladies could let me know if you have experienced both x

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    Yes both!  I go haead and quickly eat and it gets better!  I have suffered low blood sugar since my very first child and have 8 now and still I suffer with it!
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    Hi I was wondering if you can describe what it feels like when this happens? Thanks!
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      Hello Tina, yes I suddenly feel internally hot (not particularly sweating) but a rush of heat inside and it feels like you suddenly feel hungry and sort of weak and need to eat something, I have both before in the past but not together.
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    Hi pinkcatfairy - hi, I am post menopausal 6 years, but only starting experiencing menopause symptoms about 3 years ago - just recently I have been experiencing weird blood sugar episodes.  My fasting glucose is a elevated @ 113 (never had an issue before) & just last night I had a scoop of ice cream (trying to not eat sugar as of late) & my heart went nuts with palpitations, had flushing & couldnt calm myself down to go to sleep - it’s like the sugar brought on a hot flash/flush - Ugh!

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      Thanks for your reply, yes it sounds like the ice cream brought it on, I think with me it was a large cup of tea, the caffeine before has caused them but without the sugar dip x
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    Thanks pinkcatfairy for the description!  It does sound similar to what I have been experiencing for the last few months.  I have been trying to cut down on my caffeine intake but it is so hard!  I try to water my coffee down somewhat but it doesn't really help.  #1 it tastes like sh*t (LOL) and #2 it doesn't help with the heart palpitations.  I just need to really cut it out altogether.

    When I have these episodes I feel my cheeks kind of getting tingly and flushed (but externally when I look in the mirror I don't see my cheeks flushed).  I then get kind of woozy and light headed.

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      Yes I had to go on decaffeinated coffee in early peri as I felt like my head would explode! It use to make me feel very nervy and had a couple of really bad panic attacks but then I could drink it again after a while. The trouble is with menopause anything can happen anytime and now I'm experiencing these internal hot flashes and low Sugar! The strange thing is , I can sometimes drink the tea/coffee without any x

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