Prednisone and hot flashes

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When I go to the Rheumatologist tomorrow I will be asking about the hot flashes and 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, hot flashes (and 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 prednisone for 15 months--began at 10mg and 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?
hot flashes, weight gain, hives, and 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 and I got night sweats and hot flashes. My last day of pred was Nov 1 and 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 Autoimmunehepatitis.co.uk and if you have yahoo there is a email support group Autoimmune_Hepatiti***@****.
Now I am trying naturally and I have prednisone in my medicine cabinet and will take it on day 9 or sO and 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 hot 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 and the pills I would get hot flashes and my heart would race, I always had to sit down and 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, hot flashes and sweating spells and 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, hot flashes, and 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(hot 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 prednisone and 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 prednisone, betablockers and 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, hot all the time not hot flashes, hot 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.. Hot flashes.. Shaky.. It was awful. I don't know if I could do the prednisone 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 and arimidex...hot 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, and I wanted to add that I'm still getting hot 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 and when they should be implanting, and 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.
Hi I did IUI on Saturday and am now doing the dreadful 2WW and 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'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.
I have only been coming off the drug within the last 2 weeks. Yes, I have experinced the nausea...the incredable head spins, and hot 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 hot spots on my cheeks like you'd draw on a clown. I'm now finished with my Prednisone and 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.
I recently had a reaction to hair dye and I am still burning and itching. I received 5 days of prednisone and I am still itching and 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.
C and insertion of a Mirena IUD to control future bleeding issues (not from a miscarriage) - severe hot 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 and Calcium, Potassium, and Glucosamine and Chondroitin, and Omega 3. Well, I didn't do so hot 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.
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 and 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 hot all over. My skin was hot like I had a terrible sunburn all over my body. Caused chills, and 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.
As for side effects the prednisone is worse in my experience I have hot flashes and mood swings and its put a stand still on my weight loss and gives me horrible anxiety. The methotrexate makes me feel tired on the day I take it and my hair is thinning but both are tolerable. The plan is to lower the prednisone and up the methotrexate later this month. I'm willing to try anything and there is some research out there on the combo that is hopeful.
I finally used my training and did some research and began eating even better - supporting my liver with milk thistle and burdock, taking herbs for menopause like motherwort (which is a beautiful and very easy plant to grow in your garden - make a tea from the leaves and flowers), not eating so much sugar, cutting alcohol and caffeine, eating more vegetables and less white bread, etc. That took care of the bulk of the hot flashes and insomnia.
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