| | Hot Flash "aura"
I am new to HealthBoards and have a question about hot flashes.
Occasionally when I first wake up, I will get a peculiar feeling in my upper chest--kind of a flush without the heat, if you can imagine. It's kind of a mildly tight, tingly feeling.
(I told the doctor about this a couple of years ago and she ran the cardiac battery of stuff so I'm pretty confident that my heart is OK.)
This happens only when I am first waking up and it will happen for several days in a row and then disappear for days, weeks, or months even.
It happened just this morning and that prompted me to do a ****** search and I found that a symptom of hot flashes can be and "aura" or an odd feeling right before the flash.
AND I have sometimes noticed a hot flash right after the odd feeling. (But I must say that my hot flashes are fairly mild and I might have missed noticing it at times after the odd feeling. Or I got up and moved around and was distracted from noticing a mild flash.)
So the question is this: is anyone else out there with this odd upper chest tightness before a hot flash?? I know I can't be the only one!