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How can you tell if you have hot flashes due to menopause or sweating due to a pituitary tumor?  The type of sweating I have is whenever I do anything I sweat until I stop what I am doing and sit down.  Some people have told me a hot flash just comes on and then goes away within a few minutes.  My hot flashes stay with me until I stop doing what I'm doing.  Does this sound more like a adrenal problem?
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657231 tn?1453836403
A hot flash is what your friends say - you can be sitting, sleeping, walking, eating etc and a wave of heat comes over you and lasts, say, a minute...

What you are describing, to me, is an inability to manage heat. I have no idea if it is adrenal but it does sound hormonal! I know when I had Cushing's I used to be wet all over constantly...
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Thanks for the info!  I will be seeing the Internist thursday and I just wanted to run it by some one else before I go for my appt.  I also take desipramine for my headaches and I've read that one of the side effects can be sweating.

Nice to chat with you again :)
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Talk to the pharmacist about the side effects... see how common it is. Otherwise it may just get passed off and not looked at.

I can be so many things... I know a guy who had his armpits removed (well, the skin in his armpits removed) for excessive sweating...
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Update~

The internist agreed that what I described sounds more like heat intolerance.  I'm being weaned off of my headache med to see if that will fix the problem but she felt my dose was so small that it shouldn't be giving me any side effects.  If this doesn't do it then they will look closer at the thyroid although I had testing done in January and this sweating started last summer when my headache med started.
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Glad he is looking at it - the heat lately here has been awful for us who have this (I sleep with 2 fans on me while my hubs shivers under all the blankets and complains) so while it seems such a small thing, it is miserable!

Hopefully it is just a side effect and  you can get a different med... all those preventatives have a side effect (I am on one too) or two..
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