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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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Menopause (Definition)

Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more


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Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Medicines: Hot flashes are a symptom, could be side effect of medicne or symptom of hyperthyroidism. Get checked by your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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Can certain medications cause hot flashes? I am not anywhere close to menopause. Could any medications be responsible for my recent hot flashes? .

Yes other causes: There are other causes including medications. Hot flashes can be a side effect of food additive mono-sodium glutamate (msg), or of Nifedipine (procardia, adalat), Niacin (numerous brand names), antibiotics: vancomycin, gemifloxacin and lomefloxacin. Calcitonin and headache medicines topiramate and maxalt. Thyroid disease, hidden infection ( like tb) and some cancers can also cause hot flashes. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant is effective on hot flashes caused by menopause?

Which antidepressant is effective on hot flashes caused by menopause?

SSRI's: Many ssri's are. There are some good articles about effectiveness of Lexapro for this purpose. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes hot flashes, other than menopause and hormone imbalance?

Can anyone tell me what causes hot flashes, other than menopause and hormone imbalance?

Many other causes: Hot flashes have lots of possible causes. The most common cause for a woman in her mid 40's is perimenopause (although I don't now if you are a female). Other causes include: medications, especially SSRI antidepressants and niacin, Obesity, excessive eating, alcohol intake, smoking, stress, tumors, infections, thyroid and other hormone problems, and inflammatory illnesses. ...Read more

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I have a problem with terrible hot flashes at night. I am not menopausal, according to my obgyn. Could lithium or levothyroxine cause this trouble?

Hot flashes: If your levothyroxine dose is correct, it should not cause hot flashes, but if the dose is excessive, it may. Women may start developing hot flashes up to 8 years before actual menopause, but prior to writing off your symptoms on that, other conditions that can cause hot flashes at night need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Im a teen. I have been having mild hot flashes lately. Can this be a sign of menopause? If not what can be causing them?

Im a teen. I have been having mild hot flashes lately. Can this be a sign of menopause? If not what can be causing them?

Hot flashes: If hot flashes occur at other times in a young woman's menstrual cycle, then it might be a symptom of a problem with the pituitary gland and seeing a doctor is highly recommended. Hormonal changes, not just in menopause can be causative. Thyroid disorders may be indicative as well, Get the eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm 67 long past menopause but i've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?

I'm 67 long past menopause but i've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?

Possibly: Hormones are a type of steroid. They have similar chemical pathways in which your body can process them. It is also possible that you are having a side effect similar to a hot flash. ...Read more

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Amoxicillin causing hormone imbalances hot flashes etc due to peri/menopause, how to stop and prevent this when taking antibiotics. ?

Amoxicillin causing hormone imbalances hot flashes etc due to peri/menopause, how to stop and prevent this when taking antibiotics. ?

Menopausel hot: Flashes are due to fluctuations of glucose moving into the hypothalamus because of a lack of estrogen. Antibiotics are not causing hormonal hot flashes. Do you sleep well at night? Are you using other meds for a cold with a decongestant? Do you have panic attacks? The severity of reactions are related to baseline anxiety. It's not normal to have this w/amoxicillin. If rash could b allergy. ...Read more

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Need suggestions for menopausal hot flashes.

Additional helps: Botanical medicine can be helpful for menopausal hot flashes. A couple possibilities include black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133. ...Read more

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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


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