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Old 01-21-2004, 04:07 PM   #1
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hot flashes and body temperature

Question for anyone - when I get a hot flash my actual temperature taken with a digital thermometer can read as high as 99.9 for as long as 10 minutes or so before I begin to cool back down -anyone else experience this? Many people say their internal temperature does not rise with a flash so I'm curious...thanks!

 
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Re: hot flashes and body temperature

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Originally Posted by hiphophousewife
Question for anyone - when I get a hot flash my actual temperature taken with a digital thermometer can read as high as 99.9 for as long as 10 minutes or so before I begin to cool back down -anyone else experience this? Many people say their internal temperature does not rise with a flash so I'm curious...thanks!

I have noticed that also. Started to take my temperature when I started feeling hormonal, then the hot flashes began and my temperature (taken by mouth) would rise up to 99.0. At first, I thought it was my thyroid. But then when my thyroid tests were normal, I figured out that I was a boiling 45 year old female in perimenopause.

 
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Old 04-20-2004, 06:13 PM   #3
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Re: hot flashes and body temperature

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Question for anyone - when I get a hot flash my actual temperature taken with a digital thermometer can read as high as 99.9 for as long as 10 minutes or so before I begin to cool back down -anyone else experience this? Many people say their internal temperature does not rise with a flash so I'm curious...thanks!
Hot Flashes are usually a cardiovascular response to your thermostat trying to maintain normal temperature and your hormones confusing the system. Body temperature rises and falls throughout the day within a certain range of what is normal for you. Even when some one has an infection, your body is still genetically programmed to run a higher temperature from the same illness than some one else has. Menopause just accents the body's struggle to do its job even though the feed back information is a little loopy.

 
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