In the last few days I've been having hot flashes.
Called my neuro, he didn't think it had anything to do with MS or Tysabri. So, I went to my GP who ran a bunch of tests.
The blood tests all came back normal, expect for my estrogen level. It should be around 30. It's 357!!!
And here's the kicker, I had a hysterectomy in 2002. They took everything, including both ovaries. I had severe endometriosis (covering uterus, ovaries, bladder, bowel and started to show on bottom of diaphragm). The doc's were pretty sure that was what kept causing flare-ups of my MS (dx 1993). They must have been right. After the surgery, I felt better than I had in years.
Now we're trying to figure out if my adrenal glands are over-producing estrogen. Which scares me a little. My maternal grandmother died from adrenal cancer. Maybe I need to post a question about that on the cancer board. And, maybe that's what caused my last flare-up.
Anyway, now I understand your frustration with hot flashes. Not fun in any way, shape or form!!