I am very hot natured. My skin feels cool, then immediately hot. feels like I radiate heat. total hyster. in '88. take HRT 1.25 PremarinI was a typical female pre hysterectomy; I was terribly cold...

I am very hot natured. My skin feels cool, then immediately hot. feels like I radiate heat. total hyster. in '88. take HRT 1.25 Premarin

I was a typical female pre hysterectomy; I was terribly cold natured.  I believe this is not related to any kind of post menapausal problem - - but have no idea what to check.  It has become embarrassing to be this hot all the time..I live in Texas, and during the summer I just about hybernate to keep from being so miserable.  After years of this I am uncomfortable most of the time, and it appears that compared to the average, I need to be appx 8-10 degrees cooler  than everyone else...any temperature over 66 or so triggers miserable feelings of heat.  I wear t shirts and shorts year round and only succumb to long sleeves and jeans when it is below about 45 and windy..then if I go inside I start peeling off clothing...please help.  It may be useful to note I have had 4 cervical spine surgeries..have one remaining disc left at C-2, and it is herniated.  I have hardware throughout the neck.  I don't think there is a relation; just covering bases. I think my feet are cold, but then I touch them and they are fine.

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marbar57 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

I'm not a doctor, but I do have lots of experience with "female" problems.  More than likely, you have a hormone imbalance.  It will trigger the hot/cold or simply hot sensation that you describe.  I had "fema" problems for years, finally resulting in an emergency hysterectomy four years ago literally to save my life.  Afterwards, while recovering from surgery, I did a lot of reading.  I discovered all my problems were cause by my body not making enough progesterone.  Normally, progesterone is a male hormone, but it is present in small amounts in females.  It's the hormone that all the other hormones are made from.  It's also the hormone that determines whether women can get pregnant and maintain the pregancy to produce a full-term, healthy baby.  Lack of it produces almost every known ailment in women including PMS, infertility, osteoporosis, and obesity.

I strongly recommend that you go to Barnes & Noble Bookstores and get a book titled, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, the breakthrough book on natural hormone balance," by John R. Lee, M.D.  While it sounds like a book for only older women, it is a veritable storehouse of information for all women!  I believe all females should read it, and girls should start reading it as soon as they reach puberty.

I think you will find the answers to your questions and problems in the book. 



raid1802 | Student

It coudl be that you have hormonal imbalance. A lot of people have it and 80%  of women have it. Go get your testosterone levels checked. :)

mrsjrm | Student

It probablly is hormonal but, I wonder if maybe it could be pain relievers since you have had so much surgery. I take Methadone and perspire perfusely!!! I also had this problem when I was taking hydrocodone ( Vicodin, Lorcet, Lortab etc. ). Most pain relievers will cause this problem esp. if taken in large doses or if the pain reliever is strong to start with. I have empathy for you and your situation. Please let me know if you find out something that I don't know about! In the meantime---I have discovered 'Bamboo'. Clothing and sheets are absolutely WONDERFUL! They really do breathe and wick moisture and are sooooo soft. I can't imagine sleeping in anything else. Hope this helps. Becky

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