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Blagaman182

Over heating... going out of my mind!

I posted the other day about getting hot so apologies but I’m going out of my mind!!! Iv been getting ridiculously hot as well as having hot flashes around my head neck chest and back. It’s almost like my skin is burning, it feels like sun burn. Iv had tonnes of blood tests back and all normal (liver count slightly high but usually is) the Dr just said everything’s normal. My ms nurse said ‘sometimes things happen to your body and we just don’t know what it is”. I thought you could get burning experience with MS but this is like over heating even when I’m even cold. The only thing I seem to read is that getting hot or cold can make your symptoms worse... I don’t have any ms symtoms currently at all. Any got any ideas!?

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@blagaman182 , I'm not medical by any stretch of the imagination, but over-heating can be a symptom of over-active thyroid. This can be diagnosed from a blood test, but sometimes the correct blood tests aren't requested. The full symptoms of this condition can be found here :- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/overactive-thyroid-hyperthyroidism/symptoms/ There's also some generic tips to help with hot flushes:- Environment - Keep your room cool – use a fan if necessary. - Wear layers of light clothing so you can easily take clothes off if you overheat. - Have layers of bedclothes to remove as you need to. - Wear natural fibres such as silk or cotton instead of synthetic (artificial) fabrics. - Have a lukewarm shower or bath instead of a hot one. - Put a towel on your bed if you sweat a lot at night. - Cooling pads can help to keep you cool. - Try to stay calm under pressure as heightened emotions can cause a hot flush to start. Diet - Cut out coffee, tea and nicotine. - Sip cold or iced drinks. - Try to drink alcohol in moderation.

Blagaman182

@Blagaman182

@stumbler Thankyou. The dr says thyroid has been included in 3 tests. This is my first thought. It took my mum 6 blood tests to find out she had a problem with hers. So maybe. I’m not sure what a hot flush feels like with other people but from what Iv read there fairly short. Iv had a hot head/face all day long!

Blagaman182

@Blagaman182

It’s just quite scary my ears now feel like Iv got them pressed against a radiator.

Stumbler

@Stumbler

@blagaman182 , the following details the tests that need to be carried out:- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/overactive-thyroid-hyperthyroidism/diagnosis/ How you check this out with your GP without offending them is beyond me........ It may also be side-effect of Plegridy, if you're still on that. Like is say, I'm not medical, so just my thoughts.

Blagaman182

@Blagaman182

Yeah I already annoy him like mad to the point he wouldn’t call me back today 🙈 I did think about plegridy. I’m sure Iv had this before plegridy though just not on this level. This is so intense.

Shona12

@Shona12

@blagaman182 I was going to say it sounds like the effect of the Tec, but I see you aren't on that. my body has different temperature zones, doc's are trying amitriptyline they thought that might help with the nerves and temperatures. The other thing to try is the cool towels - you put them in cold water ring them out then sit with them on your head if anything like me they don't tend to drip so you don't look as mad as you could with a normal towel I hope that helps a little

lukezni

@lukezni

One of my main symptoms is overheating. I'll overheat quite easily like getting dressed in the morning or walking etc. Even when it's - degrees outside I could wear light clothing and still overheat. When I overheat my symptoms get worse, double vision, cognitive symptoms. My ms nurse mentioned that it's likely I have uthoff phenomena. Not sure if this is something you could be experiencing or not, worth looking at tho