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hot flashes

Postby ceebee » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:26 am

Greetings! I am a "newbie" to this forum, so please forgive me if I am asking about something that is already a topic, that i did not see - I am 53, female, recently diagnosed, but probably have had MS since my early 30s. I have a big issue with hot flashes, and i don't know if that is related to MS or just the "change". My question is, since heat is a "no-no" with MS, how does this effect my symptoms? Any advice on that?
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Re: hot flashes

Postby DougL » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:02 am

hi ceebee. welcome to TIMS

my wife has them but we do not think they are related to MS except that the drugs she took for MS caused the 'change'. i do not know if MS makes them worse/more frequent.

i have noticed no affect on other MS symptoms. it is not like the heat she gets from a hot bath.

good luck.
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Re: hot flashes

Postby Anonymoose » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:08 am

I don't know and I don't have hot flashes (yet). I do know that the medication I am looking into to manage hpa axis dysregulation is also used to reduce hot flashes. It's called clonidine. Might give you more than hot flash relief :)
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