Night Sweats - Menopause

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The hot flashes that accompany the menopausal transition can occur at night and cause sweating. This is a very common cause of night sweats in perimenopausal women. It is important to remember that hot flashes and other symptoms of the perimenopause can precede the actual menopause (the cessation of menstrual periods) by several years.

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Comment from: mary poppins, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

Apparently my night and day sweats are caused by lack of estrogen. When my menstrual cycle ended my adrenals where supposed to make the hormones but I have adrenal fatigue so they can't.

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Comment from: sbsue, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

Several times a day I get this nausea and feel like my head is being microwaved. My face turns beet red, my whole head starts to sweat, my eyes start to water, and I feel like I just want to rip my clothes off. Then 5 minutes later I"m shivering from cold. In winter when everyone else is freezing I"m hot and sweaty. In the summer when everyone else is hot and wearing skimpy clothing I"m bundled up with chills. This poses tremendous problems socially! I"m way past menopause, so what the heck is going on!

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