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Heavy sweating, hot flushes.

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  • Posted By: discopanda
  • May 2, 2009
  • 10:52 PM


I've had a sweat problem for about six years now, initially it was just my hands, then my armpits, now its my face as well, and recently, I've been getting extreme heat flushes, usually after the sweating starts. I visited my GP before the heat flushes began, but after a test, she found no thyroid problems to indicate hyperthyroidism. Initially it was embarrassing, but now its actually quite disruptive, sometimes I get huge headaches that only really last the duration of the heat flush (which is usually about 2 or 3 minutes).

I'm in OK shape, just a tiny bit overweight, with a BMI of 23-24, but I can't pinpoint the cause. When I walk, it happens, but even when I'm stood outside in decent weather (average temperature), it happens, so I don't know if its being overweight or anxiety, because I can't find a pattern.

I've tried all the non-prescription treatments available, but they don't work for me.

Does anyone know what else it could be?

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  • Have you been to a doctor? Please, have them rule out pheochromocytoma. :)
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