I know you guys cant be sure whats going on with me and I hate to ask for advice but I have severe hot flashes, almost daily, sometimes lasting a good half hour to 45 minutes. I've tried telling 3 different DR's about it but none will do anything about it because I'm only 30. Have you all seen anyone my age start with perimen/menopause. And what about these OTC menopause kits do they reeally detect if you are starting to go thru it. My periods are normal and I do not take any hormones BCP's etc...
Any one have any ideas why I feel like I'm burning up and sweating to death all the time. I sometimes even wake up in the morning soaking wet. If its not perimen what the heck could it be. All bloodwork was normal TSH etc...
Jul 30, '05
Keeping HYDRATED is paramount. I have found when I am poorly hydrated, I get "hot flashes" too......it's not too much to drink 2-3 liters of water a day in summertime. Stay out of the sun, too----and tanning booths. Take excellent care of your skin, keeping it well hydrated and lubricated, as well. Are you taking vitamins and minerals everyday? How about calcium? Make sure you are!
And to answer your question: Yes, I have seen (rarely) perimenopausal symptoms in people just 30 or so---- a good friend went thru menopause at 35! You should seek other advice ASAP----perhaps a different doctor or midwife. Seems to me, something is amiss----
It took my friend going through a few doctors before one ran a thorough enough panel of tests (FSH, LH, estradiol, etc) to determine, she was, in fact, in perimenopause and th she get treatment for it. Maybe a visit to an endocrinologist may be in order? You say TSH was normal, but I did not see what other tests may have been done; if I missed it I am sorry.
Anyhow, I would try an endocrinologist, if possible. If you can't get a referral, you may have to pay out of pocket----that may or may not be worth it to you. I would do it.
You could also try the homeopathic route to wellbeing. Try a midwife first---and he/she could possibly refer you to a good naturo/homeopath or even chiro who could possibly help you. I am a big believer in midwifery. They REALLY take time to listen to you and think "outside the box".
I wish you well, and relief from your miseries! I feel for you.
Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jul 30, '05