I am helping my 65- year old best friend research Adrenal Fatigue which she is sure she has and so does the health food manager who has been helping her pick out supplements to take: licorice, Vitamin C, chromium, Vit B5, Vit B6, Vit E and Mutltivitamins. My friend is going to have a saliva test done also. But the question is this ~ while all her symptoms fit into adrenal fatigue - the one thing we have not seen is a symptom she has had. At the onset of this she awoke at night several times with burning body heat - like hot flashes only much more severe in temperature. The worst was waking up 9 times one night with this increase in body temperature. The health food lady said she thought it was the body trying to shut down and the adrenal glands kicking in full force. After my friend started the supplements she has been feeling better. But from time to time she still has times (only during sleep hours - which she still has great difficulty sleeping) where she gets hot. It is not as extreme as before but still is a great concern. Can anyone help us on this one? It would be greatly appreciated. And are endrocrinolgists helpful with adrenal fatigue? Or where is a good resource for her to check adrenal fatigue out further to make it concrete that she indeed does have it? Thanks to all who can help! Writedreams 57
I just asked Shelley about this sympton in the last week and she advised I was experiencing adrenal fatigue.
At 7p every night I start with "hot flashes". I am past menopause and never experienced much in the way of hot flashes when I was in menopause. What I have is intense body heat. Yes, I awake during the night, multiple times, with this. I very rarely have this happen during the day.
So......it answer your question, Shelley, here on CureZone, indicated this was adrenals.
I too am experiencing what I call "Hot Flashes" only out of lack of better explanation. I have taken my temperature and it doesn't register as having a "fever," WHENEVER I EAT, I get covered in sweat and have immediate pain in my arms, shoulders, throughout my upper body. I just had extensive blood work done and I am not going through menopause, so it is not hot flashes. Also believe I have an adrenal insufficiency, as I am extremely fatigued, never have any energy. Recently diagnosed as well with "Hypogammaglobulinem" - lack of IgG antibodies and I know I have out of control autoimmune disease - Hashimoto's for sure, as well as "Chronic Fatigue" and "Fibromyalgia." M.D.s can't seem to put this all together, but I believe it all has to be connected - somehow. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks.
Hi! I am experiencing extreme body heat with excessive sweating too. It is very frustrating for me, because my doctors can not figure out what is causing the problems. My blood work sometimes reveals that my thyroid is overactive. However, sometimes it is within "normal range." Then I thought maybe I am going through perimenopause, but my estrogen and testosterone levels are within "normal range" also. I am extremely confused and irritated with the whole thing. About two years ago, after the birth of my third child, I had congestive heart failure. I have almost completely recovered from that problem. I really don't think that my body heat is related to any of that. I am also overweight for the first time in my life. I really don't think that's the root of the problem either. There are plenty of overweight people who don't suffer from extreme body heat and sweating. It is really negatively affecting my life. I can't even get ready to go anywhere without getting super hot and sweating all over my clean clothes. In addition, my hair is always dripping wet by the time I walk out the door. I will cool down for periods of sitting still, but with any movement, the body heat goes right back up. What is going on?????
I hope you have seen a doctor (Endocrinologist)about this.
I suffer from an autoimmune thyroid disease called "Hashimotos Thyroiditis" which causes both hypothyroid, (under-active) and hyperthyroid, (over-active)states. My diagnosis was confirmed two years after my daughter's birth. I suffered from skipping and racing in my heart, lump in my throat, nervous jitters, intolerance to heat, intestinal spasms, severe agitation, sweats, followed by severe mental and physical fatigue, chills, brain fog, memory loss, dry skin and hair, weakness, and dizzy spells. I have to take Synthroid (Levothyroxine),every morning two hours before I eat which makes a great difference. Hopefully you don't have this same condition, but doctors have told me it is quite common in women after childbirth. It is also very important to see a doctor about this before you plan on becoming pregnant again so it does not harm your unborn child.