Hi! I have hypo, probably Hashi's and 49 (around menopausal age). Over two weeks now I've started having raging hot sweats morning, noon and night which is making me feel quite unwell and wakes me up numerous times a night. I cannot pinpoint this to menopausal flush symptoms or something else. Previously to these sweats I was prescribed Doxycycline for a sinus and ear infection but have been off that for a week now so I don't think that could be a link. I know I am starting the change as I have only had 1 period in nearly a year but haven't had these raging hot sweats every 15 minutes before. I know if I go back to the GP, they will say it is menopausal and recommend HRT.
I wanted to avoid HRT if at all possible but would value anyone's thoughts and experiences of anyone who is on HRT with hypo or Hashi's. I have been managing my thyroid levels quite well with Thyroid S for a while and desperate not to mess this up. If these hot sweats are the menopause, I don't think I can just ride them out for years considering the regularity and severity. I am already driving my husband and kids up the wall with the heating being turned right down and the windows wide open. Any advice would be gladly received.