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MY BODY IS OVERHEATING AND VERY UNCOMFORTABLE DURING THE NIGHT,

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MY BODY IS OVERHEATING AND VERY UNCOMFORTABLE DURING THE NIGHT, MY FEET
AND NECK ESPECIALLY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE HEAT AND MY BRAIN IS IN OVERDRIVE
.ALSO SEEM TO BE GETTING MINOR PANIC ATTACKS WITH THIS. WHAT CAN I DO TO
STOP BODY OVERHEATING AS I AM GETTING VERY LITTLE SLEEP. I HAVE A FULL TIME
NON STRESSFUL JOB AND HAVE NO MAJOR WORRIES OR PROBLEMS
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 years ago.

Greetings.

 

Do you get night sweats and/or flushing?

Are your periods coming or have attained menopause?

Are you on any medications?

Any significant past medical illness or surgery?

 

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I started menopause in 2004 and my doctor says the worst should be over at this

stage. I don't get many night sweats now, earlier on I did. I am taking Red Rice Yeast

which is supposed to be good for high cholestrol, I get this from local health shop.

No significant illness, I do have problems with my liver from time to time but I

think this is due to the fact that I was takling Lipitor for high cholestrol up to last

year but I came off this as my muscles etc were becoming sore and painful. No major

surgery.

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 3 years ago.

Hello,

 

Night time overheating should be investigated for;

1) tuberculosis,
2) lymphoma,
3) endocarditis,
4) diabetes,
5) acromegaly,
6) Prinzmetal angina.
7) thyroid abnormalities

 

The following lifestyle changes can help manage troublesome hot flashes for menopausal women:

Avoidance of spicy food;
Decreasing caffeine;
Alcohol moderation;
Lowering thermostat;
Rhythmic breathing; and
Acupuncture.

 

Your doctor may prescribe you Gabapentin or clonidine tablet / patch for these symptoms.

 

Just a word of caution about red yeast rice;

 

Food and Drug Administration has warned that red yeast rice products could contain a naturally occurring form of the prescription medication known as lovastatin (it may cause muscle pain, as it is statin).

 

Red yeast rice / Lovastatin may also be responsible for the boy overheating and uncomfortable feeling in the night time.

 

Please see the resource;

 

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2007/ucm108962.htm

 

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

 

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

 

Dr. Arun

 

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Category: Medical
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