This has been going on for 3 years now - a year after my surgical menopause. I do believe this is a major cause of my anxiety - I hate them! I have tried HRT (several types) but it makes me feel worse with mood swings and a racing heart.
When they happen, I get a horrible surge of anxiety, feel sick and then am soaked. This can happen 20 to 25 times a day on a bad day. The thing is - I never had these for a whole year after my surgery! I am wondering now if these are in fact anxiety related - I know they can be a symptom. I have also developed an ever worsening complex migraine syndrome, and my Neuro. says this can cause sweating too.
After a really bad migraine episode the other night which had my Husband take me to A & E, I was next day contacted by my Neurologist who says that he wants me back on Epilim. I am supposed to start it and know that this helps my anxiety too, but I am so crippled by all this that all I do is look at the drug box every morning and feel sick, unable to take it.
I feel trapped in this cycle, with seemingly no end in sight. I guess what i'm asking is - does anyone have any experience of having hot flashes this bad either with menopause (for you ladies of a certain age) or with hot flashes that feel like this caused by anxiety? Also, any severe chronic migraineurs out there? Thank you so much! X