Prednisone and hot flashes

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I live in Southern California, where it is still in the 90's in the fall. So uncomfortable, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the sweating that comes with it, at work is almost intolerable. Any advice would be appreciated!
When I go to the Rheumatologist tomorrow I will be asking about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the sweats. I will let you know what she says.
I was taking it because the PA thought my vertigo was from fluid being in my ears. Anyway, by day 3??!!! Septem 10, 2011, I was SICK AS A DAMN DOG!!! Weak, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> im 31) my nerves were on the edge, i was emotional wreck!! The 3rd night I went to sleep and was awaken several times during the night with that brain zapping feeling. Everytime I close my eyes and doze off, my body heated up, night sweats, brain zapps, my body felt weak all over!
I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> for 15 months--began at 10mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have weaned down to 5mg with 400mg plaquenil for the last 6 months. I have currently been experiencing what I think is a cold but the symptoms are not typical and i was wondering if this is what is meant by prednisone masking infections?
<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes, weight gain, hives, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> some blurred vision. I know this is from the prednisone because these issues disappear once I stop taking this medication. My question is this, what are my options to alleviate the issues I'm having with my sinus's and if it shows to be an uncorrectable problem what other medication could I use to replace the prednisone I'm taking?
). It just starts to wear on you after this long. Also, the prednisone has caused my menstrual cycle to be every 2 1/2 weeks, which in turn makes my disease flare. AAUUGGGHHH! Autoimmune disorders stink! (Can you tell I am having a bad prednisone day?) I am usually in very high spirits, I work with kindergarten children, have 2 girl scout troops and 3 very active kids, so I stay very busy and involved.
While taking pred my blood pressure went up also my glucose level <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I got night sweats <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes. My last day of pred was Nov 1 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> since then, my blood pressure is back to normal, so is my glucose and no more night sweats. I think pred is probably the drug causing the symptoms you mentioned. There are only a couple of us with AIH here. There is a good forum with only AIH at and if you have yahoo there is a email support group Autoimmune_Hepatiti***@****.
Now I am trying naturally <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> in my medicine cabinet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> will take it on day 9 or sO <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> continue. I don't see a problem with it personally but you can't stop taking it cold turkey. Make sure you wean yourself off slowly.
it doesnt happen all day long but its as if i am having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes. its always a possibility due to my hysterectomy but i am hoping its not as i am only 37. a year or 2 ago i was having what we thought was hot/cold flashes but the dr determined it was a side effect from medication. the only recent med changes was 3 rounds of antibiotics followed by prednisone followed by nystatin oral for a yeast infection cause by my inhaler.
I had a similar reaction to the IV steriods <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the pills I would get <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my heart would race, I always had to sit down <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> at least rest for about a half an hour before I felt okay. I was on 4 pills for 11 days then tapered down, so I was feeling this for a long time, plus I never felt like eating while taking them. But it made me feel great and even cleared up my arthritis while I was on them! I hope you feel better soon!
When I was between 30-40 mg my symptoms were severe, with profound vision changes (had to use a magnifying glass) increased urination / thirst, hair loss, moon face, Cushingoid fat deposition, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sweating spells <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a couple of blood glucose levels over 200. Currently body temperature has decreased to 97.7 and on 50mg of Januvia/day my blood sugars are running ~135. When I questioned my doctor he said he was offended by my questions and will not see me.
I keep having blood pressure spikes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> night sweats. I also have excessive sweating under the arms, the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet. My normal blood pressure is about 110/60 and when it spikes it is about 160/100. I get a bad headache and I feel like my face is on fire. I have devoloped brown spots on my forehead. I feel tired all the time and I have no appetite. I have lost 23 pounds in the last 2 months. I don't know what is causing all of this.
1 mg of levoxyl for thyroid replacement and know a low heart rate can be due to the thyroid. I am also having perimenopause symptoms(<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes etc). My questions: Does the change from my orig normal tracing at 23 to subsequent readings at age 27 to now signify a problem? Could the Crohn's dxed in my mid 20's have caused a change in my heart? What does a prolonged QT signify (GP said it could be the clonazepam I was taking at the time)?
She also said, and this is the part I don't like, if this approach doesn't work, she may have to put me on oral <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> back the steroids out of my system. So, now I'm 4 weeks out from the solumedrol treatment, still battling hives, but will continue to take the antihistamine and go back on steroids AS A LAST RESORT! Will see my neuro next week for follow-up but will definitely make a fuss.
Also had an ultra sound that came up negative. She then prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span>, betablockers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> klonopin. A couple weeks later I felt no better if not worse,(sensitivity to hot and cold, weakness, tiredness etc) had another lab drawn showing up with a TSH of 4.85. She changed her mind to a diagnosis of Hashimoto's and put me on 50mcg of synthroid. I'm confused. Can your lab results drop that significantly in Hashimoto's with out the aid of synthroid.
Do you seem to have symptoms of hyper like red in the face, hi b.p., shakiness, depression, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> all the time not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> tempered, double vision or poor vision etc etc but yet you feel run down, tired, fuzzy mentally, slow gastro processes so you go to the doctor and he/she says you are right in target range for tsh below 3.
I thought I was going to fall apart... Dizzy vertigo.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes.. Shaky.. It was awful. I don't know if I could do the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> again. I am not diagnosed with ms... I had not had these symptoms before... The vertigo remains the rest are gone. I presented with optic neuritis and waiting on MRI results. I feel for you! I wish I could help more ...
2004 fall and this summer I acquired breast cancer level two, have had the cancer removed none in lymp nods, no chemo, took test 22 percent range, starting radation Jan. 3, question I am taking both Azathioprine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> arimidex...<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes, pain in joints etc. from the arimidex.. should I stay on this drug...I have more of a fear of the arimidex then the cancer..bone loss..I think you know what I am saying...not much if any is known about taking the two together, since it seems so rare..
I can't find a way to edit my post, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I wanted to add that I'm still getting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes on my head and upper body off and on during the day where I have to stick my face in the freezer. But no fever. The first week or two I was really achy in my body. But since it's now going on over three weeks and I'm still not improved, I don't think it's viral. I also have a burning and pulling kind of pressure pain off and on in my scalp, on the left side of my head.
I had IVF so I KNEW when there were embryos inside me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> when they should be implanting, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I still couldn't tell during the 2ww either that I was pregnant or that I was not. Lower body cramps, etc. were all the same. I remember being really surprised to get an HPT that was positive, and wouldn't have been so surprised if I had known through my female intuition that the IVF had worked. That said, some ladies do say they just knew.
I've been taking 500mg metformin myself and I have not experienced any weight loss. I am actually taking it for diabetes treatment. But it has not helped with my weight loss.
Hi I did IUI on Saturday <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am now doing the dreadful 2WW <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am already feeling discouraged but not defeated. I have PMS signs and it sucks cuz IF and WHEN AF shows up I'm gonna feel like burying my self under my sheets and never waking up. Don't mean to seem negative but today I am feeling prety down. Anyhow good luck to both of us.
I have only been coming off the drug within the last 2 weeks. Yes, I have experinced the nausea...the incredable head spins, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes like Ive never known. I know though not to give up. and fight the withdrawal. Thank to everybody who wrote. God Bless You. and good luck.and CONGRATULATION ON GETTING THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE!
I have felt like my arms were vibrating like using a jackhammer, like I'm going to pass out, and also <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> spots on my cheeks like you'd draw on a clown. I'm now finished with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> feel pressure in my head today...which may be just the weather change as it has gotten really cold here today, and my sinus don't handle weather changes, especially cold, well. I'm still hoping I won't go back to where I was...but very skeptical. My ear's also hurting again.
C <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> insertion of a Mirena IUD to control future bleeding issues (not from a miscarriage) - severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> flashes, mainly occurring in the late afternoon through the evening - severe 'unexplainable' abdominal pain - anemia (test last week it was at an 9.
I already take a women's multivitamin, Vitamin D <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Calcium, Potassium, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Glucosamine <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Chondroitin, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Omega 3. Well, I didn't do so <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> with the Romberg test. There were several variations and we tried a couple of them and I wobbled pretty bad, didn't fall through. I have a feeling I'm in for a long ride. I guess I will just take it as it comes, which is what I've been doing anyway.
I recently had a reaction to hair dye <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am still burning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> itching. I received 5 days of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am still itching <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my mouth is burning. My already hot flashes has gotten worse and I am not sure why. I think I am going to go back to the Dr. to get more prednisone because the itching is coming back. I need to feel better quick my birthday is in five days and I am graduating from college with my master degree.
For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
Also, you're one of the few peope that i've heard describe the feeling of being <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> all over. My skin was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>hot</span> like I had a terrible sunburn all over my body. Caused chills, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> fever. Mremeet and others gave you excellent suggestions. Try and stay away from anything with fragrance. I used big tubs of Aquafore although it makes your skin so oily. Just know that slowly, very slowly upon completing the vertex portion of the combo, your skin will return to a bearable stage.
Around two days after ending my treatment same thing, really bad muscle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> joint pain. I went to my primary doc <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he said some sort of withdrawal or inflammation which he tested for and came back fine. Same thing with the gastro doctor, really didn't care to hear about it. Any weight gain during treatment? I've seen a couple of posts where people have gained 5 pounds and had the munchies. What seems to help the most is diet, exercise, drinking lots of water and keeping regular.