Re: hot flashes and fainting
I am a 49 year old woman and am in the midst of "closing down shop". I have not had too many hot flashes thus far. But about ten days ago I had a really bad innocent. It began with feeling warm. I actually was on a heating pad as we do keep our home cool. I began feeling too hot. Shortly after that my stomach started to turn and I began feeling like I was going to throw up and have the runs. I was able to get downstairs and tell my husband that I wasn't well. I stretched out on the cold tile floor and then began to feel better. I was able to get back upstairs. But not realizing that the heat was the culprit, I stretched back out on the heating pad. A few minutes later my husband came upstairs and I told him that I felt sick to my stomach and needed help getting to the bathroom. As I was heading to the bathroom, I fainted.
I have had a glucose tolerance test done, an echocardiogram, an ekg, and some regular blood work and a urinalysis. I have not received the results of the testing yet.
Then yesterday I went out to the store with my husband. While we were in the car I began to feel tremendously hot. Within seconds my stomach started to turn and I felt like I would vomit and have the runs. The color soon ran out of my face and I felt I was going to pass out.
My husband turned off the heat and I opened the windows and reclined my chair back. I was able to stop the episode before I fainted, but it was a struggle to push past the incident.
It dawned on me last night that both times started with heat and feeling hot. I am in the midst now of looking to see if this is menopause related. I will be in big trouble if it is. I am a fitness instructor and spend a great deal of my life bouncing around a gym. If I get sick like this at work it is going to be very problematic.