Hi All, I'm new here... (Just joined) I found this group from a Google search regarding... "I am past Menopause & yet I still find myself sweating profusely while cutting fruit at the kitchen counter AND the AC (air conditioner) is set at 62 degrees F. What is wrong with me??"
I'll begin by telling you that I found both the extreme temperature commonality as well as "Gabapentin". I was in an accident in which my back was SEVERELY broken (through & through). The Dr. told me I probably would not walk again... Well, I'm very stubborn and strong willed.... so thankfully I proved them wrong. I can/do walk albeit not perfectly...two surgeries later. Now almost 2 decades later... I swallow a handful of pills before I can even get out of bed. The pain is NEVER gone, just at a level I've trained myself to deal with it. - - - Now after reading the thread of conversations regarding the extremes in temperatures, the other thing that popped out at me was Gabapentin! After reading the list (a very long one) of "known side effects" I discovered that the temperature swings IS a known side effect. One of the gals in the conversations said she & her Dr. had decided to stop the Gabapentin. I am wondering how that worked out and if it made even the smallest difference... I have decided to do the same. I am stepping down the dosage until I can stop it completely. (I know this is one of the medications one can't just stop "cold turkey"). But as Gabapentin is only one of the pain medications I take, it is worth a little test to see if Gabapentin is the culprit of creating an environment of these crazy temperature swings which are both intolerable and embarrassing! So if there are any updates from anyone or perhaps new insights, please weigh in.
Oh, I also want to let you know, I have not been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, (although I certainly relate to all over body & nerve pain). I also have never been on any HRT. However I do plan on exploring that avenue as well. Also, as I have noted that this is a UK group, I hope that I am in the USA won't exclude me from your group! 😊