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I am 78 year old female that has started having intense hot…

I am 78 year...

I am 78 year old female that has started having intense hot flashes for 3 years and not sure why.

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My Doctor doesn't want to deal with it because he has never dealt with it before. I am on Metroprolol 100 mg BID Isoorbide 60 mg one a day,Norvasc 5mg 1 a day Simvastatin 40 mg 1 a day 20mg 1 a day Neurotin 300 mg TID Advair BID Lortab 7.5 mg TID Synthroid .25 mcg 1 a day Panpopradole 20 mg BID Pepcid Unisom Aspirin

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a complete hysterectomy back in 1971. I have COPD I had shingles which is why I take Neurotin and lortab

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Hi... thank you for the detailed information.

At your age, keeping in mind all the medications you are taking, I put forth these possibilities -

1. Could be related to thyroid issues. Need to check your thyroid status again and if needed adjust the dose.

2. Could be related to allergic response. No need to investigate. Next time this happens, try Benadryl and if this eases the situation, you need not worry.

3. Extremely rare but sometimes catecholamine or adrenaline surge can cause such symptoms. During the next hot flushing episode, kindly check blood pressure and random blood sugar. If they are high, you need to investigate further.

4. Drug interactions. I have checked, none which you are on interact with these kind of symptoms. But we never know as idiosyncratic reactions are well known in medicine.

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