get yr thyroid checkedJuly 14 2012 at 3:20 PM
|Sarah in Seattle (Login SeattleSarah)|
Response to Hot flashes
Just wanted to let you know that I assumed my night sweats and hot flashes were estrogen-related when in fact it turned out they were due to low thyroid. An endocrinologist diagnosed me after my regular primary care doc failed to recognize all the signs and the initial thyroid tests came back within the normal range. That range, by the way, is enormous - almost everyone falls into the normal range. It often takes an endocrinologist to recognize the signs and order further tests (a regular endocrinologst not a reproductive endocrinologist). Just wanted to plant the seed because we high FSHers assume things are related to our reproductive hormones but it can be something else.
Good luck to you,
- Thanks for the tip! - CW15 on Jul 14, 4:15 PM