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Unread 01-03-2008, 10:01 AM
anyone having cold flashes?

Instead of having hot flashes.. but cold flashes.. I cannot get warm enough.. but am starting to have night sweats. I just finished up a round of antibiotics for infection in my incision,.but it still looks the same as it did before the antibiotics? and it's still doing the same thing. I am calling the doctor today to see if I can get worked in to have her look at it again. But the cold flashes are driving everyone crazy, as I have the space heaters on high all over the house, even when it's in the high 70s outside, I am freezing. Is anyone else this way or is it just hormones going crazy being ovaries are gone?
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Unread 01-03-2008, 11:00 AM
anyone having cold flashes?

I have had some of the same issues with not being able to get warm enough! Normally, I keep my house fairly cold and my DS complains whenever he visits me. My feet get too warm, so I'm usually barefoot and like to just use a throw blanket when watching tv, reading, etc. But since my surgery (Dec. 4), I found myself turning the heat up and wearing warmer clothes, socks AND slippers, especially the first 3 weeks. Of course at night, I still like to have it colder for sleeping and have had some night sweats. I think it must be the hormones going crazy. I kept my ovaries, and it seems like my temperature regulator may be getting a bit better - so maybe things will even out for me again.

I would definitely mention it to your doctor, since you are talking to her about the infection anyway. Good luck and stay warm!!
Unread 01-03-2008, 12:55 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

Hi, Tilly! I am having those too! I am cold all day, even when it's been warm out, but night sweats are horrible! I wear a jacket inside the house all the time now. I'm usually the one who is burning up- keep a/c on until the middle of December usually! I'm glad I'm not the only one with this problem!
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Unread 01-03-2008, 01:47 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

Me too.. Does anyone know what causes this ? I was alittle worried that it may be thyroid not working right as I have heard that after hyst some people become hypothyroid. I just did not think that would be an issue this soon. I hope not - I do not need to gain anymore weight.
I also thought that it was because it is so cold outside.Which does not make sense with furnace at same temp or higher than normal.
I am not having night sweats though.

Are any of you on estradiol? Just wondering if that could be the connection..
Unread 01-03-2008, 03:37 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

Curious that you brought this up....I am usually hot all the time and disrobing. The only time I was every chilled to the bone was within a week of my period I would sometimes get wicked chills. Since my TAHBSO I have been cold more often than hot. I sleep in full PJs, used to just sleep in a skimpy top...I have my space heater on and the house heat. I have a thermometer in m y room and generally if m y room is at 68 I am comfortable. now it reads 71 and I everything on.... and my nose is cold....maybe it is because it is 12 degrees outside....will have to check with the Dr. when I see him next week...boy hormones really do a lot of things huh...
Unread 01-03-2008, 04:15 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

I have "Cold Flashes" too. I read something about they're the backlash from hot flashes. With hot flashes you sweat, and then they wear off, and the perspiration starts to evaporate and causes a cold flash. I barely notice the hot flashes, but all of a sudden I'll be freezing and it takes a good amount of time to get warm again.

I'm having night sweats too, but that doesn't bother me nearly as much as freezing all day.
Unread 01-03-2008, 06:30 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

No night sweats for me (thankfully!) but I am freezing almost all the time now . My surgery was 10/15, and I chalked it up to all that happened. But it still continues, everyone else in the house is flushed and sweaty, and I have long sleeves, jeans, socks, slippers and a sweater on. Also running the heater alot more than I would like, and tell myself whenever I open the utlity bill I just need to add more layers! If anyone asks their doc about this, I would love to hear what they have to say...
Unread 01-03-2008, 06:57 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

I have the same issue. I can freeze during the day (even when lying down with the mattress warmer, fully dressed and 3 blankets, but at night I have hot flashes. No night sweats just extremely hot. Sleep in a nightgown and sheet. Go figure!
Unread 01-03-2008, 07:54 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

Interesting! I had this problem weeks 3-7. I could not get warm enough. I'd be wearing 2 sweatshirts, a jacket, 2 pairs of socks -- and that was just in the house. I don't even live where it gets cold! My family would be running around in shorts and tank tops. During that time, I never had night sweats. I continued to freeze at night and used extra blankets. I went and saw my internist for blood tests but haven't gotten those results yet. Now suddenly at week 8 it is back to hot flashes during the day and night sweats at night. Gee whiz, isn't there such a thing as being just right?
Unread 01-03-2008, 11:20 PM
anyone having cold flashes?

I too had this happen but it only lasted a few weeks, I was taking a HOT bath 4 times a day I couldn't get warm!!!! I read as well that a cause could be thyroid not working right but mine checked out last blood test. I did find out my adrenals were running slow and my cortisol was on the low side, staying cold due to it?? Not sure... Maybe its a hormone thing? I am not sure what is worse, taking hot bathes all day or opening up windows when its COLD OUT SIDE!! Its a toss up.. don't like either one!

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