It’s Not Hot Flashes, Woman Asserts

(Los Angeles, CA)  Despite exhibiting symptoms of warmth and sweating followed by bouts of chills, a woman asserts that her latest health relapse is not accountable to hot flashes.

Hot flashes, also known as night sweats when occurring at night, are the most common symptom of menopause.  According to one source, hot flashes occur when the blood vessels near the skin’s surface dilate to cool.  However, hot flashes are associated with menopause and perimenopause, and appear in similarity to other common symptoms.

Suffering her estimated third bout in the previous two months, the woman has resigned herself to live as a medical mystery.  With symptoms ranging from fever, chills, headaches, postnasal drainage, sore throat, ear pain, and cheeks tender to the touch, the woman was previously diagnosed with a sinus infection.  Treatment through antibiotics however, proved limited.  The most recently issued diagnosis, allergies, has been less than illuminating for the woman.

“Allergies?!” exclaimed the woman.  “Weak.”

Despite rejection of the poor and hackneyed explanation, the woman is scheduled to see an allergy specialist.  Until then, the woman can only hope that rest and plenty of fluids will help her endure when no cure abounds.  And while not applicable, the woman gladly accepted one suggestion for preventing hot flashes: avoid tight clothing.

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7 thoughts on “It’s Not Hot Flashes, Woman Asserts

    • Woman says:

      You’re right… Always so practical.

      On the other hand, takeaways I’ve gleaned are “Don’t exercise unless you’re healthy,” and “Sleep is good.”

      You’re welcome.

  1. yoonie says:

    Hahaha, I’m so honored to know a medical mystery personally! Except for the fact that you are experiencing all this discomfort. And maybe exercise a little? but that’s totally how I felt too when I was sick. I needed every ounce of energy to recover, not work on the elliptical. ❤

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