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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Could anxiety cause hot flashes, weak feeling, lightheadedness, brain tightening, heart feeling weird and a feeling like your going to faint butwont?

Could anxiety cause hot flashes, weak feeling, lightheadedness,  brain tightening,  heart feeling weird and a feeling like your going to faint butwont?

See details: Yes it can but there are also medical disorders that can cause the same symptoms such as thyroid disorders. I would see an internist for a complete history, physical, and appropriate blood tests. Your doctor can direct you to the proper specialist if needed. ...Read more

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I feel lightheaded/dizzy very often,with hot flashes at times. I'm 21,and do have anxiety a lot but haven't been anxious for weeks.Anxiety the cause?

I feel lightheaded/dizzy very often,with hot flashes at times. I'm 21,and do have anxiety a lot  but haven't been anxious for weeks.Anxiety the cause?

Possibly: It's definitely possible that anxiety is the culprit, however that is not the only possibility. It would be a good idea to have an exam and get some labs done to make sure everything is alright with your physical health as well. Anemia, electrolyte problems, infection, medications, drugs/alcohol/tobacco can cause it as well, just to name a few. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hot flashes caused by anxiety? So, I have an anxiety disorder, and i take medications and go to therapy. I'm also a hypochondriac, so i mostly avoid websites like these, but I am starting to get real hot flashes from what i assume is the

How can I prevent hot flashes caused by anxiety? So, I have an anxiety disorder, and i take medications and go to therapy. I'm also a hypochondriac, so i mostly avoid websites like these, but I am starting to get real hot flashes from what i assume is the

Hello. : Hello. Recommend that you ask your therapist about progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing exericises. If you have already been taught these, recommend that you do them religiously. They can be very helpful to abort panic or anxiety or to help calm after a panic attack. ...Read more

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Can propranolol cause excessive sweating and hot flashes or is this my anxiety?

Can propranolol cause excessive sweating and hot flashes or is this my anxiety?

USUALLY: Propranalol ( a "beta blocker" ) is used to TREAT the symptoms you are having! You should have your THYROID gland checked before attributing these symptoms to anxiety! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm 22 almost 23 and get hot flashes on and off. I it related to my anxiety?

I'm 22 almost 23 and get hot flashes on and off. I it related to my anxiety?

Hot Flashes/Anxiety: You should have a full physical examination by your internist. Always "rule out" physical causes of symptoms prior to labelling them as psychological. ...Read more

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Why do I have hot flashes. At age 60 ? I has a hysterectomy. In year 2004. But I have severe anxiety to. The hot flashes. Went away and came back.

Why do I have hot flashes.  At age 60 ?  I has a hysterectomy. In year 2004. But I have severe anxiety to. The hot flashes. Went away and came back.

Panic disorder: Ovaries are usually left in after hysterectomy which is the source of hormones associated with menopause. You could be having hormonal changes that have triggered and anxiety disorder. See a psychiatrist for the anxiety disorder and this should help the hot flashes. ...Read more

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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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I was 37 years old when i had a hysterectomy, 5 years ago. Istill have hot flashes, anxiety and insomina. Are hormone patches safer?

I was 37 years old when i had a hysterectomy, 5 years ago. Istill have hot flashes, anxiety and insomina. Are hormone patches safer?

Depends: You need to consult with your md. Taking any kind of hormone replacement depends on you general health , other medical conditions and reason for the hysterectomy. It would be very common for a 37 year old to have these symptoms after having her ovaries removed. If you are a good candidate the patch may work well for you. ...Read more

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I have a hx of anxiety, but I have an unusual warm sensation around my heart. It doesn't hurt, but is concerning. I also have hx of hot flashes?

I have a hx of anxiety, but I have an unusual warm sensation around my heart.  It doesn't hurt, but is concerning. I also have hx of hot flashes?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. See your doc to rule out medical condtions. ...Read more

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I am going through menopause i get hot flashes and then have anxiety and dizziness what can do to help with this because i have to take ANTIVAN to hel?

I am going through menopause i get hot flashes and then have anxiety and dizziness what can do to help with this because i have to take ANTIVAN to hel?

See PCP: Per current recommendations, your PCP might consider low dose or hormonal replacement therapy if you have no contraindications. If that is not a good option for you, certain antidepressant drugs have been proven to help and can be prescribed by your PCP. Regular exercise, low sugar and low animal protein diet, breathing exercises, hydration and acupuncture can also help. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about hot flashes and night sweats that have been ongoing for 7 years? It started in my early 30s and tests for early menopause came back negative. I notice that anxiety sometimes triggers them, especially when i feel frantic because

Having : Having hot flashes and night sweats for 7 years must be miserable. Please become established with a good family practice or internal medicine doctor in your area. You should have a medical workup. There are treatments that may help you, but it is important to closely establish with a good primary care doctor. I am glad that you had hormone testing, but you may need thyroid studies, blood glucose testing, and other types of testing. If it does end up being anxiety, there are treatments as well as medications that may help. ...Read more

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My sleep is disturbed by endless trips to the bathroom.blood work is ok . No other symptoms except menopausal like hot flashes and anxiety what is it?

My sleep is disturbed by endless trips to the bathroom.blood work is ok  . No other symptoms except menopausal like hot flashes and anxiety what is it?

Menopausal syndrome: If you only have "nocturia" (endless trips to the bathroom) without burning on urination, pelvic pain or bloody urine, it is unlikely that you have a urinary problem. All your symptoms may be part of the "menopausal syndrome" which you may want to report to an endocrinologist or a Gyn experienced in treating midlife transition problems. Ask about the risks/benefits of a short trial of hormonesE+P ...Read more

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I was in a packed grocery store today. Lights were weird, tons of people and i started feeling like i was going to faint or have a seizure in public. I had hot flashes at that moment too. Is it related to anxiety? After i went to my fiancé a few min later

I was in a packed grocery store today. Lights were weird, tons of people and i started feeling like i was going to faint or have a seizure in public. I had hot flashes at that moment too. Is it related to anxiety? After i went to my fiancé a few min later

Panic attack: It sounds like you may have experienced a panic attack, which can occur out of the blue or in the context of an ongoing depression or anxiety disorder. These can also be brought on by various substances like caffeine, amphetamines, etc. If this was your first-ever episode, please see your family doctor for a general checkup; you can see psychiatrist for eval and treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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Why do hot flashes increase in at night in meno, especially lying down. Can't sleep more than 1-2 hour heart paps, sweats, anxiety, desperate to sleep?

Why do hot flashes increase in at night in meno, especially lying down. Can't sleep more than 1-2 hour heart paps, sweats, anxiety, desperate to sleep?

Menopause: Is a normal phenomenen due to "drying up" of hormones. It is the absence of hormones that trigger the classical symptoms in the lower brain which has to adapt. You can take hormones but it does not "allow" adaptation to occur and that takes time. Sugar in diet delays the adaptation. Thus, if you do not wish hormone treatment you will have to adapt. You can help by stopping all forms of sugar. ...Read more

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I have depression, hot flashes, anxiety before periods apart i m also suffering migraine, gastric problem?

I have depression, hot flashes, anxiety before periods apart i m also suffering migraine, gastric problem?

See a doctor: Many if not all of the symptoms that you are having can be seen in depression. It is important to see a doctor to do a complete history and physical examination plus the need for possible diagnostic tests including blood tests and possible imaging tests. . It is important to look at things like your nutrition, sleep patterns, . Stresses and medical history. Take an active role in getting better. ...Read more

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Dr. Ron Eaker
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more