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Hot sweats

I haven't posted here for a long time. I have had hashimotos for 14 years and tried various things including T4, T4/T3 combination, T3, Armour and hormone free thyroid gland concentrate all of which make me feel absolutely lousy; the more I take and the longer I take it the worse I feel. Any doctors I saw basically didn't believe me so I gave up taking anything a couple of years ago. In the main I feel ok, I know I could feel better but I am between a rock and a hard place. I am 54 and feel that I am through the menopause but I experience mega sweats most days & it's driving me potty. Does any one have any answers? Much appreciated.

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I don't have any answers, sorry, but just wanted to say that my late mother appeared to have a reasonably easy menopause although she was still experiencing sweats into her 70s and 80s. Just wondering if it might be worth you getting sex hormones tested as I *think* bio identical progesterone cream might help but don't take my word for it, you'll need to look into that.

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Hi, I am assuming, therefore, that you are taking no thyroid hormone replacement at all at present?

There are only two hypo-allergenic NDTs available and they are Nature-Throid and W thyroid both from RLC labs.

If you haven't had a recent blood test I would advise you to have one and ask doctor for a Full Thyroid Function Test, i.e TSH, T4, T3, Free T4 and Free T3 (probably wont but you could get a Private test from a recommended lab for those that will not be done) and also antibodies.

Also ask GP for Vit B12, Vit D, iron, ferritin and folate too as we can be deficient.

The blood test should be at the very earliest and don't eat before it although you can drink water. If taking thyroid hormones a gap of 24 hours approx should be allowed before the test and take hormones afterwards.

Get a print-out of the results, with the ranges and post on a new question for comments.

I am hypo but know that many members have found a benefit of going gluten-free if hashi's.


I'm having horrible sweats too worse at night been on h r t for a month now as was at the end of my tether. After 9 year's. ... better in the day still a bit at night though


Thank you for your replies. SeasideSusie- I have tried bio identical progesterone cream but after about a year I realised that it wasn't really doing anything. I feel that these sweats are different from those I experienced during menopause but I have heard of women experiencing sweats for many years.

Shaws- the only thyroid replacement I can tolerate is 1/4 of a hormone free thyroid gland concentrate once per week and sometimes this is even too much. I will look into the hypoallergenic meds you mention although I do think there is something not in kilter resulting in me feeling lousy when I do take thyroid meds. I had all of the blood tests you mention a couple of weeks ago. I saw a GP today who agreed that I could have a copy of the results, I will post them when I get them. He did say my TSH was 98 and that it was the highest he'd seen. He was extremely curious about how I manage to live a busy life but offered no answers. He did say that he'd refer me to endocrinology. I am gluten & caffeine free.

annaheath- I feel your pain but I am really not keen on going on hrt. Thanks again.


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