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8/14/12 1:03 P

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It sounds to me like a hormone imbalance of some sort to me. Maybe more complicated than just a thyroid issue alone. The adrenal glands play a huge part in regulating our metabolism, body temp and, in an offshoot way it connects to our circulation and blood pressure. I'd try seeing an endocrinologist and having the whole works checked to see if they can find anything amiss.

I know the sweating is a pain in the @ss because I did it too. Savella is as bad a culprit as Cymbalta. But then my doc put me on 400 mg of Topamax for my seizures and that severely inhibits your ability to sweat (to the point where you have to be very careful you don't stay outside too long cuz you'll drop from heatstroke) so now I don't sweat anymore! I just get dizzy and fall over!!! If it ain't one thing it's another with us!!!

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7/13/12 9:24 P

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I did not know that Cymbalta can cause hot flashes. I have been taking it for 2 years, twice a day. And I had a hysterectomy just over 2 years ago....leaving only 1 ovary. Since the hyster I am having awful problems with being miserably hot most of the time. So hot in fact, that I spend a great deal of my waking hours sweating. I am miserable most of the time. Doctor implies, along with a couple people on another team, that it is because I am so fat. But I do know folks, personally, who are skinny and are hot all the time. I also have Fibro/CFS, scolosis and chronic headaches. What is your all's thoughts on this?

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6/7/12 1:06 P

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Y'know, Ruby, if your blood pressure drops like that, it makes sense that you'd be cold... because it IS a circulation issue, but only when that drop occurs. Your doctor couldn't possibly catch that unless you were having one of your cold spells right in front of him. Maybe the next time you have one, you can check your BP and see if that's what's causing it. A healthy dose of salty food could take care of the problem then! LOL

It's certainly worth a try, right? Let us know... and Good luck!...
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I really can't take the cold. The heat isn't that great either. But I take Cymbalta and that causes me to have hot flashes, so I go from cold to hot, cold to hot. cold to hot..The hot flashes are even worse, when I get the least bit stressed. "shrugs" what are you gonna do, right?

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5/26/12 2:17 A

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Thank you Tina! I can't say I've ever heard of Raynaud's Phenomenon before. I looked it up and it has me wondering. I'll talk to my doctor about this the next time I see him. Again thanks:)
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5/25/12 9:14 A

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I agree with you, Magic about the winter. I sweat all the time though. I never used to but now I'm a dripping mess. It's gross.

Ruby - have you considered Raynaud's Phenomenon? It's common in people with fibro.



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5/25/12 4:28 A

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I rarely sweat--unless my blood sugar drops too fast! LOL

Yep, 60 is about right...hehe. When it's hot out, I just get sick!... emoticon

The way I figure it, being cold you can always add a layer and cozy up to something warm--even if it doesn't warm me up, it still feels good! LOL--but there's only so much yoiu can take OFF... LOL

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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5/25/12 3:42 A

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Hello Ruby; I totally understand when you say your thermostat is broke. I have the same problem. I can not take the heat at all. In the summer once it is above 60 all I so is sweat.I have to be very carefully in the heat because I have already had two heat strokes, the last one landed me in ER. In the winter the colds feel good to me but I still sweat all the time and then in both seasons my Fibro will act up when the weather changes. Been checked for everything with nothing showing up. My poor family says I am going to freeze them to death. LOL Maybe some day we will get answers.

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5/25/12 12:10 A

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Hi Kathy! Thank you for your concern.:)
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There's so much we still don't know about the human body. Yes, I'm diabetic T2 but my numbers are never high when this happens and my thyroid has been checked. I do however have low normal blood pressure, even passed out because of it. Honestly, I've had these "cold spells" for over 20 years and I'm at a loss at what causes them. Maybe it's a circulation problem but then my doctor checked my legs for circulation problems and said I was fine. For whatever reason my thermostat is broke. Maybe one day I'll find out why.
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5/24/12 11:29 P

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Ruby... I don't want to be an alarmist but... have you been checked for thyroid issues or diabetes?

I'm diabetic, and I get cold from the inside out just as you described, when my blood glucose levels are too high. It can be 75 degrees or warmer and my teeth will still chatter! -- and as I'm sure you know, it SUCKS! And one of my little sisters had similar issues with regulating her body temperature, before she was diagnosed with a thyroid hormone imbalance-- once she had the surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on her thyroid gland(!) she started taking the synthetic hormones and she's been doing great since... Odd symptoms, yes, and they do look at you funny--but it's really nothing to laugh at!

If you don't already know, please ask your doctors if they've checked for these things--'cause I'm a bit worried about you!

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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5/24/12 8:32 P

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@NEWVINE

My daughter and I are exactly the same. We get better as it heats up and litterally can get cold from the inside out. I've been so cold I"ve sat by my electric heater in a 75 degree apartment, complete with a sweater, scarf, gloves and coat on and still wasn't warm. I kid you not. There are times you can hold your hand about 2 inches from my skin and literally feel the cold radiating off me. It's so weird that most people don't believe me. Even doctors give me odd looks as I relate my symptoms. This comes and goes during the winter so I'm always relieved when the weather warms up though... If it gets too hot, my skin tends to sting even more than usual. Can't win can we lol.
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5/24/12 1:45 P

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I'm in upstate NY too.

The cold doesn't bother me so much except that once I get cold, it's really hard to warm up. I don't ache as much in the winter.



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5/24/12 1:36 P

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Sorry to hear that the heat makes you feel so bad. I am the opposite. The heat makes me feel better it is the cold that bothers me. The fibromyalgia is cutting off my circulation. I am cold all the time so when it is muggy and in the 80s I am ready to go. Upstate NY is the wrong place for me to live. I am now on 10mgs of NORVASC and still loose circulation to my hands and am cold most of the time. Told the Dr. there are times It feels like my bones are mad of ice and I am cold from the inside out. Still waiting for an answer. Good luck hope you find an answer. l emoticon

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Venting isn't a bad thing :) My problem is.... once it starts getting cold, the swelling goes down (which is great), but the pain skyrockets. I have something to complain about year-round :)

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emoticon Thanks. I guess if I want to try to avoid the pain and swelling, staying inside as much as I can makes the most sense. It's just hard. I'm the only driver in the house since DH is losing his vision, so I need to drive often.

I think I'm venting more than anything...lol. Unless someone knows a magic trick, we're probably stuck dealing with it the best we can until fall.

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I can definitely empathize. I am unable to wear anything but flip flops right now because my feet are so swollen. Personally, I stay inside as much as possible to avoid making it any worse. Other than that.... I have no idea and look forward to seeing what others have to offer on this.

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How do you deal with the heat?

I swell and ache so much already and it's just 80ish. I can't even think about what I'll be like when it gets hotter.

My head feels like it's floating. My knees, hips, back and neck ache so bad. My feet are swollen. I just don't know what to do.

My friends keep asking me to walk with them, but just walking to my car in this heat drains the life right out of me. They just don't understand and think I'm a complainer. They don't get that my complaints are legit. I'm sick of looking like a lazy @ss.

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