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Does nortrriptyline cause hot flushes ?

Does nortrriptyline  cause hot flushes ?

Maybe: In a couple of ways that i can think of. First, nortriptyline (which i think is an excellent medication for certain conditions), may interfere with a person's ability to sweat. That could cause over heating. Secondly, nti can cause a person to have a drop in blood pressure after standing up too quickly. I can see how someone could become flushed when that occurs. Ask your dr who rxed it. ...Read more

Dr. Ravi Chand
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Nortriptyline (Definition)

Classified as a tricyclic antidepressant, and considered of modest benefit these days due to significant anti-cholinergic side effects (drowsiness, dizziness, dryness of mouth, blurring, and perhaps effect on bladder). Confusion may occur in older folks. Had some value in migraine prevention at one point. Used rarely these days as ...Read more


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What causes hot flashes?

What causes hot flashes?

Estrogen changes: A drop in estrogen, one of the female hormones, has been shown to be the cause of "hot flashes" of perimenopause.Hot flashes can also be caused by thyroid imbalances, drug interactions, and of course spicy foods. ...Read more

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What causes hot flashes? I experience them from time to time and i'm not sure why.

What causes hot flashes? I experience them from time to time and i'm not sure why.

Hormonal Fluctuation: You're awfully young to be experiencing hot flashes. I would consult your gyn so he/she can obtain a full history from you and determine if you need any tests done for you. ...Read more

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What cause you to have hot flashes and then get real cold?

It depends: If you experienced menopause, this could be a " hot flash" , which is happens due to decline in estrogen after stopping having periods. Hormonal replacement therapy could alleviate the symptoms, but talk to your doctor to have a good check-up before it, especially regarding risk factors fof heart disease and stroke. If you are pre-menopausal, your reaction could be " premature ovarian failure" ...Read more

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What causes bad bad hot flashes?

What causes bad bad hot flashes?

Several possibilitie: Hot flashes can be due to menopause, sudden changes in blood sugar, thyroid problems, and occasionally chronic illness like tuberculosis. In general, hot flashes are not normal and a person that experiences severe ones should see a doctor to determine the specific cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hot flashes in a young woman?

What are the causes of hot flashes in a young woman?

Variable: In my experience, which i admit may be skewed, hormone balances are the most common reason for hot flashes. However, there are several other possibilities for hot flashes in women. See a doctor for evaluation if they are bothersome or accompanied by other quality of life symptoms. ...Read more

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I have hot flashes but am only 27 what cause that?

Drop in estrogen: level in the blood which is a female hormone can cause hot flashes. This can be checked by your doctor.If you are taking medications or eating spicy foods those can also cause hot flashes. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the cause of hot flashes in young men?

What is the cause of hot flashes in young men?

Depends: Are you on medicines, have your doctor reveiw there side effects, if not and other symptoms are present consider having testosterone level checked. ...Read more

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What could cause hot flashes other than the menopause?

What could cause hot flashes other than the menopause?

Many things: Hot flashes can be due to certain medications, thyroid or other endocrine problems, or to certain types of cancer, like lymphoma. Sometimes women experience hot flashes due to hormone swings in the 40s when the periods are still fairly normal. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Murray Freedman
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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are extremely common as women approach menopause. These are in some way related to a decrease in estrogen production which causes instability of the 'thermoregulatory' centers in the brain. They can be debilitating, and they can ...Read more