My partial hysterectomy (kept my ovaries and cervix) was Oct 8 2004. Everything seemed to go well until about 2 months ago. I started getting hot flashes (I think). I would all of the sudden get warm. Now I am not only getting warm, I am down right HOT!
and sweating. I only seem to sweat (or as we Southern girls say, glow
) from the chest up. Now, as of yesterday, I am getting hot AND cold at the same time. I am sweating from the chest up, while my hands and feet are freezing. If I drink cold fluids or eat something cold, I will get chilled to the point of needing a heating pad, blankets and sweater.
I don't think I have any other menopausal symptoms; as a matter of fact, I can tell when I should have gotten my period and even was getting PMSy. The PMS ended around the time the hotflashes and chills started, but I still know when I should have a had a period. My breasts get tender and other things.
My question is this, does this sound hormonal, or could it be thyroid. I take tyriod meds, but stopped in late April because I was taking a supplement w/ iodine in it. I stopped taking it
(sheer lazyness, and never started back on the Synthroid). I started back on Synthriod yesterday and called the Doc for a slip to get my levels checked. I made an appt. w/ my Ob/Gyn to discuss the hot flashes and get my almost 1 yr. checkup.
What do y'all think? Menopause or Thyroid? Or both? I thought with my ovaries intact, I wouldn't go through this.
Thank you so much!!!!!