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644988 tn?1236364548

hot flushes ?? due to meds

For the past few months I've been suffering from regular/frequent hot flushes. These are mostly at night but can happen anytime. I become really hot and uncomfortable, I break out in a sweat and it can last anything from minutes to half an hour. I don't think it's a menopause thing. I'm on quite a lot of meds and I'm hoping someone out there with plenty of knowledge might help me pin it down. Currently I'm taking: Citalopram 40mgs (3yrs), Quetiapine 50-100mgs (2.5 yrs), Reboxetine 12mgs (18months), Lamotrigine 150mgs (6months) and Lithium 400 at night (one week...so unlikely to be relevant). Anyone got any useful thoughts?? Thanks
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I'd ask your pharmacist if there are any meds that cause hot flashes. I know some meds interact with prolactin and can cause hormonal changes (Risperadol is a biggy for that). Let us know what you find out.
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Citalopram (Celexa) is an SSRI, and that whole group of very useful drugs is unfortunately notorious for producing night sweats.  You can google it.
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I have been on Quetiapine for 3 yrs and have had the same problem. It doesn't matter what the temperture is I just break out in a sweat.. I'm still not used to it. I've tried getting my pdoc to take me off of it but he feels that it is working for me. So I just tolerate it.
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