Hi all this is my first post. I am fast reaching 50 and have been experiencing changes in my menstural cycle, so I guess I'm going through the menopause. Not a problem however, I have been experiencing increased surges of heat in my body which starts on my chest and spread across my body, down my back, legs and arms but never goes higher than my neck. I usually experience them late evening in bed, whereby I become drenched in sweat. Not enough that I have to change my sheets, but enough to have to change my vest. I have given up on wearing pyjamas to bed because on these. I have had these surges during the day also. My question is; are these surges hot flushes? I ask because everything I've read says women feel their heat spread from their neck up their face and then down their body.
I am also experiencing an extremely low sex drive, and actual intercourse doesn't have the same feeling (internally) that it used to. I feel a loss of sensation internally.