I thought it was just me... I have been getting hot flashes for about 4- 5 years and I am only 42. I have recently started have cold flashes that are much more than just a chill. The other day I had one so severe that I had get under 4 blankets and it was 2 1/2 hours before I warmed up. I told my nurse practitioner about it and she had never heard of this happening. She even seemed doubtful that it was related to menopause or my hot flashes and suggested I have my thyroid check. I have in the past had my thyroid hormone levels checked and they were normal. I have no nodules or enlargement of my thyroid either. I am convinced that this is part of the hormonal surges associated with menopause. I am sitting with two sweat shirts on, sweat pant and a a full length heavy chenile bathrobe and the heat is on 68 degrees. So, I decided to google cold flashes and here we are. Glad to know I am in good company. I find that excercise helps too.View Thread
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