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Old 07-08-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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At this time of year I get these spells of sudden clamminess, hair wet, kinda weak feeling and in 20 mins it will pass and I am fine. I was afraid it was my heart but have not one symptom of any sickness or any discomfort at all. I can be anxious at times, but that's not when this seems to happen. It just creeps up on me and it's scarey. I usually go lay down across the bed if I am at home under the fan and wait. It's not as severe at hot flashes, I take low dose hormone for that and it never happens in the winter. I am always indoors in a/c when it occurs and not out in the heat. Does this sound familiar to anyone? It scares me to death.
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Old 07-08-2008, 01:39 PM
 
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I think you maybe should talk to a Dr. It could be your heart or something else. Maybe it is menopause symptom but a Dr could better help figure it out.
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Old 07-08-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: In the real world!
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Sounds like menopause to me or a side effect of the hormone's you are on. If you are on hormone's you must be menopausal and that is part of going through that. The hormone's could be making them a lot milder than you would have otherwise.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I went through the change years ago and went on Prempro which they took me off of about 4 years ago and onto a low dose. I had this happen a few years ago, only in summer, and have been checked and had EKG;s since then. Maybe it's just my nerves, I lost my little dog to cancer in April and my husband is now retired and making me nuts at home, so maybe I am responding to that. How will my doctor know?? I see her next Monday. Oh, and I have a redo mammo this Friday that I am upset about too, but like I said this happened years ago as well.
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Old 07-10-2008, 02:53 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I have this happen when I am anxious. If I am not taking my medication and I end up in Walmart or a place LIKE it, I will sweat so much my short hair will be completely wet.
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Probably hormones, but it's always a good idea to have your thyroid levels checked, too. An imbalance in the endocrine system can cause symptoms like that, as well, especially in women!!!
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:12 AM
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At this time of year I get these spells of sudden clamminess, hair wet, kinda weak feeling and in 20 mins it will pass and I am fine. I was afraid it was my heart but have not one symptom of any sickness or any discomfort at all. I can be anxious at times, but that's not when this seems to happen. It just creeps up on me and it's scarey. I usually go lay down across the bed if I am at home under the fan and wait. It's not as severe at hot flashes, I take low dose hormone for that and it never happens in the winter. I am always indoors in a/c when it occurs and not out in the heat. Does this sound familiar to anyone? It scares me to death.
The differential diagnosis of non-temperature related diaphoresis (sweating) includes a long list of potential causes. Some of these include hypoglycemia, side effects of medications, anxiety, syncope, secondary hypermetabolism, etc. If these episodes "scare you to death", the only appropriate course is a thorough work-up and discussion with your physician. Good luck.
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Old 07-12-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I am an anxious person, take 1/2 xanax when I expect a problem, but sometimes it just happens for no apparent reason. My heart gets checked yearly along with blood work etc. My doc is very thorough so maybe it's just a combination of hormones and anxiety. My husband's making me crazy lately so maybe I just don't realize it has such an effect. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I am an anxious person, take 1/2 xanax when I expect a problem, but sometimes it just happens for no apparent reason. My heart gets checked yearly along with blood work etc. My doc is very thorough so maybe it's just a combination of hormones and anxiety. My husband's making me crazy lately so maybe I just don't realize it has such an effect. Thanks for all the input.
It used to happen to me everytime I went into a LOUD, crowded place like the mall or Walmart. I felt overwhelmed by the noise and felt the need to run but of course I had to do the grocery shopping.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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I would let your doctor investigate the issue. If you walk in telling your doctor you think it is anxiety you will walk out with anti-anxiety meds. Just write down as much as you can remember from each incident and take it to your appointment. Then ask lots of questions.
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