I've never looked at my arm pit to see if it is reddened but just feel the heat in my right arm pit then in my right arch of my foot. I have found no timely rhyme or reason to the flushing, except that the only time they stopped completely was while I was on a 5 day break for thanks giving. They usually would wake me up in the morning from a sound sleep, and then off and on during the day. I am post menopausal by the way.
I usually drink only one Mon. through Fri. that's all I need to stay alert and non drowsy.
I am a diet pepsi drinker, but most of it is caffeine free.
I have talked to my GP about it. He sent me to a Neurologist. The Neurologist did a test of shocks to the lower half of my legs. Test results coming in Dec. As far as delayed menopausal symptoms go it's been too long ago. The GP has also tested for diabetes, with a urine 24 hour test, but I have not been given the results yet. Must not be or I would have been called back for a consult. If it's nothing then just say so, and I'll ignore the symptoms.
Ok, benefit of the dought, I will continue to try and get specific answers to my issues. I have been trying to be proactive at trying to figure out the common denominator of what could be causing it. I am not on high blood pressure medication. I have been diagnosed as stage 1 only. Maybe the caffine is pushing it up more. That too could be a common denominator. Right?
As I said before, the only time I became completely symptom free was last week when we were on a 5 day time off for thanks giving and I had no need for the energy drinks. So, yes the symptoms stopped after discontinuance of the energy drinks. But, now I am back to work Mon. thru Fri. and have to have them again. I have yet to start having symptoms again, but feel sure that they will return.
I would drink coffee if I could stand the taste! But, I can not! So, the energy drink is a blessing for people like me. So, thank you! You have helped me to finally get some answers! You'd think my doctor could and would have at least given me that much information! It's frustrating not knowing if I had something serious going on!