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Please help - severe flushing

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  • Posted By: hotone
  • July 16, 2008
  • 10:00 PM

Hello, I am hoping someone can help point my doctor in the right direction. I am a 41 year old female. I have occasional severe flushing all over my head. The doctor says the inside of my nose and ears are red, and my scalp is hot. My blood pressure (generally a little high) drops during these episodes. I get a mild headache and sometimes my vision will "pulse" with my heartbeat. I will feel a little "out of it". This is occuring nearly everyday again, after a month long respite. I do not sweat during these, usually I am cold. I do not think it is related to menopause, or perimenopause as my periods are regular, to the day, every month.
I am also experiencing abdominal pain and cramping, with the worst of it being on my upper right side.
I also have terrible gas and bloating everyday. What I eat does not seem to matter.
My doctor seems baffled. I already had the "standard" blood tests, everything came out normal.
Can anyone help?

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