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intolerance to heat, blood pressure dropping, hot flushes, anxiety

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  • Posted By: apollinnaire
  • February 23, 2010
  • 03:45 PM

Hi, I'm 18 years old and I've been experiencing a few unusual symptoms for about a month (maybe more):

1) I have an absolute intolerance to the heat - I can't stand places such as malls, classrooms, gyms, places where the temperature is hot and/or the air is heavy et cetera.

2) When in those places I'll start sweating a LOT, having problems breathing, getting hot flushes, lightheadedness, feeling like I might puke or faint, headaches, hands shaking and a general feeling of being about to pass out or loose control.

3) After those episodes (namely, when I get out of the said places) I start to shake all over, getting cold sweats, freezing hands and feet and it takes about 1 to 3 hours to get back to normal. I notice that I am also very anxious during and after this episodes, it gets better as soon as I manage to calm down.

4) I got my blood/urine tested and it's all right, except for a little alteration in the thyroid hormones - could this be the cause?

I am a healthy person, no history of any diseases in my family, the only medication I take is the birthcontrol pill, I'm normal weight and there's absolutely no possibility of being pregnant. Has anybody got a possible diagnosis? And what can I do to improve my situation?

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  • Hi, I'm 18 years old and I've been experiencing a few unusual symptoms for about a month (maybe more): 1) I have an absolute intolerance to the heat - I can't stand places such as malls, classrooms, gyms, places where the temperature is hot and/or the air is heavy et cetera. 2) When in those places I'll start sweating a LOT, having problems breathing, getting hot flushes, lightheadedness, feeling like I might puke or faint, headaches, hands shaking and a general feeling of being about to pass out or loose control. 3) After those episodes (namely, when I get out of the said places) I start to shake all over, getting cold sweats, freezing hands and feet and it takes about 1 to 3 hours to get back to normal. I notice that I am also very anxious during and after this episodes, it gets better as soon as I manage to calm down. 4) I got my blood/urine tested and it's all right, except for a little alteration in the thyroid hormones - could this be the cause? I am a healthy person, no history of any diseases in my family, the only medication I take is the birthcontrol pill, I'm normal weight and there's absolutely no possibility of being pregnant. Has anybody got a possible diagnosis? And what can I do to improve my situation?It sounds like to me that you are experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. By no means am I a doctor but I know exactly what you are talking about. I experience the same things and It is toment to suffer with this. You need to have your doctor check you out but in the mean time try to relax and read up on anxity and panic disorders. I hope this helps you
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 24, 2010
    • 04:34 AM
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  • It sounds like to me that you are experiencing anxiety and panic attacks. By no means am I a doctor but I know exactly what you are talking about. I experience the same things and It is toment to suffer with this. You need to have your doctor check you out but in the mean time try to relax and read up on anxity and panic disorders. I hope this helps youI did the same thing when my caffine intake was to high. If you must drink soda, try Sprite instead or just good old water. You should see a big difference.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 25, 2010
    • 04:34 AM
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  • Hi, I'm 18 years old and I've been experiencing a few unusual symptoms for about a month (maybe more): 1) I have an absolute intolerance to the heat - I can't stand places such as malls, classrooms, gyms, places where the temperature is hot and/or the air is heavy et cetera. 2) When in those places I'll start sweating a LOT, having problems breathing, getting hot flushes, lightheadedness, feeling like I might puke or faint, headaches, hands shaking and a general feeling of being about to pass out or loose control. 3) After those episodes (namely, when I get out of the said places) I start to shake all over, getting cold sweats, freezing hands and feet and it takes about 1 to 3 hours to get back to normal. I notice that I am also very anxious during and after this episodes, it gets better as soon as I manage to calm down. 4) I got my blood/urine tested and it's all right, except for a little alteration in the thyroid hormones - could this be the cause? I am a healthy person, no history of any diseases in my family, the only medication I take is the birthcontrol pill, I'm normal weight and there's absolutely no possibility of being pregnant. Has anybody got a possible diagnosis? And what can I do to improve my situation?hey. did you find out what was wrong. i wanna know cos the exact same stuff is happening to me at the moment and im really confused about it.
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  • If T4 and TSH are within normal limits then a neurological condition should be considered
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  • Your symptoms may be caused by a condition called postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) or maybe you just have anxiety (POTS may be mistaken for anxiety..its your heat intollerance which makes me wonder if you have POTS.. POTS episodes tend to be triggered off by heat and by being upright or standing. With POTs when standing, one gets blood pooling in other body parts (eg into the abdomen which may not be noticable) but this then can cause a lack of blood flow to the head and the extremetories causing the various symptoms from cold hands and feet, shaking, headache, dizziness etc etc. If you have got POTs the best way to recover from the faintness and other symptoms and to lay down ASAP (sitting can keep the symptoms around longer). i suggest you to check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome If you do have POTs it isnt usually a dangerous condition thou some of us with it do pass out with it
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  • im sorry im just finding this now..I hope you get to read this. Its bc yoru adrenals are a little too weak. you thryorid being off does play a huge part in this as it causes anxiety which then contributes to some/ all of the symptoms you mentioned. BUttt... your adrenals being too low are a HUGE part of the problem. You need to 1) drink water with hymalayan sea salt (or regular sea salt but hymalayan is the best and helps with a lot of other things in the body/mind).... 2) take an adrenal supplement...especially during times of stress/worry/hard exercise etc...... I recom,end Standard Process Adrenal desccaited - 3 tablets, 3 times a day for a month, then redue to 2ce a day for a minimum of three months. this will aloow your adrenals to heal and be able to support you without you feeling any symptoms of low/weak adrenals. also, if you get really irritated during the heat, Id also take 5htp with b6 in it... 100mg/ 3 times a day, more if needed but do not excees 6 capsules a day for your age. itll calm down the anxiety within 15mins of taking it... itll help take off the edge of being in public, nervouse, craving sweets (a sign of low serotonin which is what 5htp tech is in the body), etc..you wont get this info from most western doctors or their tests.. youd need to see an alternative practicioner for this kinda help... western doctors dont look at the underlying problems ...they just look at blood tests and most arent accurate enough to catch things like this until they are of a major crissi in your life ... Ive misdiagnosed all my life bc of their tests and inability to understand the way the body really works and how to heal it.. the just want to tell you its all in your head ..and take a prescription. etc...I almost dies soo many times bc of this...i had food allergies, infections, diseased organs etc that never showed in any of their tests..and it coast me everything i have.. im still recovering from it all.. but im telling you this bc when in was your age (im 39 now) i had the saaaame problems ae you..and never knew what it waas or what to do about it.. and it contributed to other issues down the road bc r body can only hadnle so much for so long.. and yes, the problems yoru having are signs of weak adrenals.. which you need for the rest of ur life!!!! if they go,m your in serious trouble..... your immune system goes etc.....your set up for major disaese ,anxietyt and depression etc....hope you get this & take my advice.. i wish i had someone like my at your age to help me... my life would been lived without soo many issues... good luck n god bless!!
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