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I heat up, sweat profusely followed by the chills. It feels like the flu 24/7...

I am a 60 yr. old woman who is suffering with extreme sweating, (all over, soaking wet) that then goes to freezing. I can be in the coldest room and be in a full on boil within seconds followed by getting cold and clammy. If I try to warm up, I break out into another round of the same.  It has been going on for yrs. now. I literally wear a fan around my neck and have fans everywhere in my house. Other symptoms: headaches, weird rashes, trigeminal neuralgia, thinning hair on scalp and no body hair. This has been going on for years, long before menopause and after. My thyroid test (fasting) was ok. I am so frustrated and it affects my daily existence. Please help if you know anything, pls.
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What was your thyroid test, specifically? My understanding is there is more than one thyroid test, and most don't get the full array of tests ordered.

Sounds hormonal-have you talked to your gyn dr about it? Worrisome-keep pursueing this.

Have you had a colonoscopy? How about an intravaginal ultrasound, which your gyn dr could order?
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My dr. ordered a comprehensive blood panel which included TSH level of 2.020(uIU/ml). My vit.D was 12, Iron was 7. HgbA1c(6.8) I don't know if this is what you requested. I had a colonoscopy which was normal. I have not had any ultrasound, but I will ask my dr. It just seems that the dr. (s) cannot figure it out or they give up. Do you have any thoughts on what is going on? Thx. for responding to my post.
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My pcp (because I was diabetic, fat, and always cold) always ordered just one thyroid test-which was always normal. I finally asked her to stop ordering it because it was such an expensive lab test. I did not know at the time that there are more tests than just that one.

From Google: The standard thyroid panel usually includes only TSH and T4. There are many factors involved in optimal thyroid function, and TSH and T4 don't tell the whole story. To obtain a clearer picture of a patient's thyroid health, a clinician must also assess additional markers such as free T4, free T3, and reverse T3 (rT3).

I googled your symptoms and worst case scenario brought up immune system disorders including lupus, or hodgkin's cancer.

Which reminded me of a coworker who I believe had infertility, and for many years had significant alopecia (hair loss) and was always hot/sweaty.  She was first diagnosed with lupus, and then later in her late 50's she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and underwent chemo treatment.

I, myself, had these small globs of clear jelly hidden under the upper/lower lids of my eyes. During a routine eye exam I was asked about them-I had no idea they were there because who examines the inside of their eyelids! I had a biopsy which was negative, but the cells that were present I read that within 5 years those cells could return to normal, remain the same, or warp into immune system disorders like lupus or hodgkin's.

I have no medical training just a good mind. This forum helps us form and ask on-point questions of our medical providers.
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