Could someone please give me some ideas of what to do? I am HOT all the time, except when I am sitting directly in the breeze of a fan or AC. To do just the simplest thing, like wash a few dishes or make my bed in the morning causes me to sweat profusely. And I always feel hot, like inside. I had a hysterectomy last year, was have been having problems with being extreemly hot all the time even before the hyster. My doctor says that he can put me on hormones which will decrease the sweating and being hot a great deal. But I am afraid of hormones because I know 2 people who have died of cancer because of taking such medication. So with this info, I am sure you all can imagine that when I am working out I am REALLY HOT and SWEATY. I am just miserable all the time. From the time I get up till I go to bed. Does anybody know of anything which will help me not be so HOT all the time? I often take 2 showers everyday, but still do not feel clean because of all the sweat. Please help!!!
After I had chemo - I had hot flashes really bad. My doc put me on a anti-depressant called efforx (something like that) It really work for me. I was only on it for six months then went off. I really control mine by excercise and diet. Carbs for ones. I hope that helps. Good luck.
5 years ago
FYI The reason it is called a PRACTICE, is because usually it is guess work anyways! I mean typically a doc sees you for a meager 4 minutes. They are actually trying to lower that time as well. My question is how the hell does he know anything about me except the results of a few labs, compared to other people on a graph?
Yes quid pro quo will line up, but there are a few freaks. Including me! That you can't look at typical results.
Bottom Line if you have a question of any kind ask that doc, butt in, walk in, text email, whatever you have to do to get the results that you are looking for, its your health not the doc! If you cannot get answers, or you don't like results or outcomes, get 2nd, 3rd, and even 4th opinions. Change Docs if you must! Your old doc has to send over all medical records for you!
5 years ago
Body temperature regulation generally points to either thyroid issues or menopause. Have you had your thyroid levels checked?
Given this temperature problem, and the fact that you're constantly hungry, it might be time for a full physical with bloodwork. Have you had a regular check-up with your physician recently?
Hormone replacement therapy does typically work quite well for menopausal symptoms, but it is a hotly debated topic these days. That said, it sounds like your doctor is comfortable prescribing HRT?
Let me know!!
6 years ago
Again, thank you for responding to my question. Your so kind to want to try an help me.
I do have a thyroid problem, but according to my Endrocranologist (sorry about spelling) I am on the right medication and she does not want to see me again for 6 months. Even though I tell her that I am suffering terribly with being hot & sweaty all the time.
I had a complete physical/bloodwork with my regular doctor just over a month ago. She said except for the Fibermyalgea & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that I have, every thing looks fine.
Yes, my doctor seems to be quite comfortable with perscribing HRT. She says that because I do not smoke (never have) that my chances are low of getting cancer. But given the fact that I was adopted as an infant and no nothing about my biological parents (not knowing if cancer runs in my family), a low chance of getting cancer still scares me. But, on the other hand, I am misserable 24/7 with being HOT! But being hot is not painful or life threat, cancer is both. But I just don't feel that it is fair that I have to live so uncomfortably such as I do everyday. Do you know what I mean?
6 years ago
I was reading over your response to Brian and I see you have fibromyalgia. My mother's doctor told her, when you have fibro. your body's internal temperature is basically broken and on the fritz all the time. I've always been one to sweat quite a bit and if I did get really hot I would get nauseated, but I never really had a problem I couldn't just "deal with". Well for the past 2 years I have been on methadone...and about the past 1 1/2 I have been sweating like a HOG. I am hot, ALL THE TIME. I was sitting at the kitchen table yesterday, just talking, and I had 3 "hot flashes" within a few minutes! Now I say hot flashes only b/c I don't know what else to call them. I am only 26 years old so I hope I'm not that close to going through the change. I do have fibro. also and was diagnosed when I was 18. My mom did start menopause at about 41 and I know that effected her body temperature as well. But I have never seen someone sweat and get hot like I do! It's so embarrassing and it's that bad that I'm already dreading going anywhere in the summer and considering spending the entire summer in doors, in my central air! The hotness and sweating have defiantly changed my life alot. I have to avoid certain things, can't wear certain things, can't go certain places, make others suffer b/c of me. My poor fiance had to deal with a window air conditioner on high for the past several winters!! I have no idea what to do and no one seems to know how to help me. I sweat mainly in my face and head, but I swear I can feel the heat radiating off of me! My face and upper body will get bright red. I've even felt like I was going to pass out from being so hot on several occasions. Have you had any luck? Or do you have any tips? This stuff drives me nuts! I was addicted to opiates for years and was pretty damn rough on myself so I guess I am just paying for it now. While in my addiction I had very few health problems and now they have basically exploded!!
5 years ago
My Aunt also had a Hysterectomy and her hormones were all messed up after she had it. Once the doctor did perscribe her hormones, she hasn't had any problems since. So it worked for her. I also recommend having a full physical if you haven't had one lately. Hope you can find something that works. Good Luck!!!
5 years ago
I would seek out a natropathic doctor, one that deals with plants and supplements. Especially since you seem to want to go the health and wellness rout which I applaud you for. Definitely get a blood panel done, in my state your doc doesn't even have to prescribe it. Check for vitamin deficiencies and your thyroid levels...there is more than one way to test for that. It's worth a try, and on a personal level...if my doctors were ignoring what I was telling them and that i was not well and dealing with that which by the way is not normal I would get different doctors. It's their job to seek out the answers to your questions and not blow you off. My mom also went to a chiropractor when she was going through menopause and that helped a lot regulate her hot flashes.
5 years ago
What is the thyroid panel called that tests in more detail for thyroid problems, anyone know? When I have a standard thyroid test it always comes back within the normal range. I am now getting worse with the heat, sweating issues. I went through menopause 2 years ago so that's not it.
4 years ago
I too am hot and sweaty all the time. I look back and realize that this problem was with me since my mid-twenties, but never as extreme as it has been in the last four years. I too have thyroid issues. And I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in my early thirties. I remember hearing that fibromyalgia affects temperature control. I think that the fibro is an avenue that I am going to pursue. After lots of tests and bloodwork my doc has no ideas except to refer me to an obgyn, and I don't think this is hormones - it has been going on for too long. I mean, who could be pre-menopausal for 20 years?
4 years ago
I have been having the same problems. I am hot all the time, it doesn't make any sense to me why because I'm only 18 and I'm not over weight. But I just don't know what's wrong with me. I go to bed at night hot and then I wake up in the middle of the night sweating, so I check to see if the air is on and it is but I'm just hot. It's really not normal, it can't be. I feel like the odd ball in the group when I'm out with my friends and family because it's 37 degrees outside and they're all wearing jackets when I feel fine. But in my opinion the best thing I could say is that we go get it checked out.
4 years ago