This is a weird question...but I am wondering if anyone else has "hot flashes" that seem more connected to IBS than menopause. I have had IBS-C for a long time, and have had a couple of problems with diverticulitis. I take in a lot of dietary fiber, take a probiotic, drink tons of wanter, all that jazz. I continue to have consipation, major bloating and uncontrollable gas. A lot of the time my abdomen is tender to touch because of the build up of gas and bloating.
What has been happening lately is that every night when I go to bed, I have LLQ pain that is a constant dull ache. But in addition to that it feels like there is heat radiating from that spot that makes me feel like I am having a total meltdown. I can't keep covers on or be touched because I feel like I am on fire.
From what I have read, menopausal hot flashes are usually felt most in the chest and neck area. This is definitely originating in my pelvic area.
Has anyone experienced this???