What do you feel when you have a hot flash at night?

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I ve had some minor hot flashes before, I also had anxiety upon awakenings, but recently i am plgued with very heavy heart palps-racing-plus severe stomach pain that happens at night. I feel it in my sleep-although I can almost never fall asleep for hours, and when I do I am plagued with this symptom. I do not feel hot, at least I do not realize that, I do not really sweat either. the symptoms came with a period that came 3 months after cessation. Can it be iron deficiency? or just regular peri-meno sh*t? Ladies, can you relate?

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    Hi there. my hot flashes only happens at night or more accurately very early in the morning around 5 AM. My hot flashes start with a burning sensation in my sternum which feels like indigestion except that it’s not. And I get a rapid feeling of heat that goes from my sternum all the way up to my face and in five seconds I am sweating profusely and my heart rate hits the roof. But only last for about five seconds but then of course they repeat themselves over and over.

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      yes, this might be it. i used to have hot flashes when I was withdrawing from benzodiazepines, but I felt the het wave in the back-coming from the adrenals -lie a wave of heat and fear. When did you get those flashes? In peri or after?

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      im still in peri. im 47 and still have a period but very irregular. have had hot flashes now for almost a year now. many mornings now but not every. worse during period. yes hot flashes in beginning gave me full on panic attacks but i could tell it was a physiological reaction in my body not psychological but took me 3-4 months to figure out they were hot flashes! i thought they only happened after your period stopped and only in your 50's+

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    My hot flashes typically come during the night but I can also experience one if I get too warm - it will bring one on.

    At night, I always wake before it happens. Then within 30 seconds of waking, I feel my heart speed up and my whole body gets hot. I get a sense of anxiety. I sweat between my breasts and inside my elbows. Those are the two areas that are the most uncomfortable. It will pass in 2-3 minutes.

    For me, it can happen 2-3 times a night. However, there are some nights where it won't happen at all but those nights are rare.

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