Cold Flashes?

I think I am in the beginning stages of menopause, but instead of hot flashes and sweats I am tired all the time.  And I am freezing, I can't seem to get warm, everyone around me can be hot and I am freezing. 


Have you heard of this as a symptom for menopause before? 


If so any recommendations I could try?

Posted by Brenda on April 1,2007 at 5:56 PM

Thank you,as you are the first person that I know of who has had some of my symptoms: I do not have hot flashes, but often during the day, I get freezing cold and shaky.I went to the doctor and my health is fine.I am 51. When I think back to when I first got my period at 14, I wore a trenchcoat inside the house over my clothes even in the summer and we had no air-conditioning.Perhaps there is a hormonal connection?  I too have been very fatigued and dizzy. What has helped me,is eating a protein-based snack, cheese or nuts every three hours, and going for brisk walks even though I have to drag myself to get started. I also have 2 tablespoons of freshly ground organic flax seed on my Cheerios with soy milk every morning. It took about 6 months, but my whole body seems better including its temperature regulation. Have you considered taking your temperature every morning with a basal thermometer before getting out of bed to check for a sluggish thyroid.Consult your doctor or naturopath.

Posted by nancy bilava on February 15,2007 at 9:32 PM
 Make sure you don't have  a bladder or kidney infection.They give me chills through the belly region. I also had cool flashes that followed my hot  flashes.
Posted by Editor on January 3,2007 at 12:56 PM
Chills can sometimes accompany hot flashes. Your body's internal thermostat is getting a lot of mixed messages because of the lack of estrogen and temperature changes can be dramatic. Try dressing in layers whenever possible to correspond with your body's changing temperatures. Don't cover up with too many blankets. If your body overheats in the night and sweats you could be left feeling pretty chilly when your body temperature drops back to normal. You may want to talk to your doctor about possible remedies for your hot flashes.
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