Hi. First post here. Seems like a great board and a great group of people so thanks in advance for reading.
I am 44 and having a couple of symptoms that sound like peri-menopause based on what I have read here and elsewhere but am curious what you, the true experts, think!
I get really hot at times, mostly at night - husband says its like sleeping next to a heater at times lol. Don't ever have the sweats afterwards though. Just get really hot, have to throw the covers off and then eventually it seems to subside. Once, when I was on an airplane and we were landing (of course), had quick flash of all over hotness and then got cold and felt like I was going to throw up. Got the flu within 24 hours so that might have been flu related though. Getting hot at night is off and on and has been that way for several years.
The newest and oddest thing (has been happening for three days) is that I seem to be itchy all over at night. I will wake up and feel itchy everywhere - arms, legs, face, head, stomach, back etc... Last night I woke up and was scratching my arm till it was red but there is no rash, apparent irritation etc... Keep looking for bites, redness, swelling but there is none of that anywhere. I do have allergies but they are not skin-related and I take allergy medicine every day (have done so for years). I use lotion daily and have done so for years and have not recently switched brands. No new meds either. Itchiness seems to be most severe at night with some residual itchiness during the day but its not bad during the day.
Periods have been somewhat variable flow wise but still happen pretty regularly. Don't really seem to be experiencing other symptoms people mention such as mood swings etc...
So what do you think? Hot without sweating, and itchiness at night -- do they seem like indicators of peri or should I be looking for other causes?