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I have done some testing during the episode. A finger prick blood sugar result was 98. My blood pressure goes up just a little (it's normally low: about 100/60, so even when it goes up during the episodes, it's still normal. However, I have not taken my temperature (seems basic, but I never thought of it). But I definitely do not feel "sick" or feverish when it happens. I guess taking my temperature would be the next logical step.
One more piece of information that may or may not matter is that much of the time I have loose stool with the no underlying cause. It's been going on for about as long as the sleep problems. I put up with it (take an occasional immodium) and am not seeking your help for that, but I thought you might want to know.
Will someone be answering the question? I didn't mean to block Dr Love.
These night sweats are not like the night sweats associated with menopause. Instead of waking up in the midst of a sweat, or to wet sheets, I wake up and I feel fine (dry and comfortable) for a predictable one or two minutes. Then my breath becomes shallow. Sometimes this is accompanied by a slightly metallic taste in my mouth. Then the sweating starts. I do not feel flushed or appear red. I do not have this experience during the day time, and no one I know in menopause or perimenopause describes their night sweats that way.
Additionally, my estradiol level is 55.3. DHT, Free T4, Free T3, Free testosterone and total are all within normal limits.
Thank you! I am going to follow up with my doctor regarding those other possibilities.
What do you think about my hair falling out and my low TSH levels, even while on 90 mg of Armour Thyroid. Any connection?