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Hot and cold flashes???

Ok, for the ones that know my situation, I have been getting these REALLY bad hot and cold flashes this past few days. One extreme to another. One min I will be freezing so bad I'm shivering and my teeth are chattering and then a min,hour, few hours (always different)goes by and I am so hot that I'm sweating like crazy and have to sit outside to try and cool off. Could this be a side affect from the pain medication that I am on? I'm taking oxycodone and diazepam. I have never experianced anything like this before. At first I thought it was just a freak thing, but it's been going on for a few days now and it's kinda getting hard to deal with. I'm asuming it has to do with the pain and/or meds that I'm experiancing. Before all of this started I never really had any medical issues. Sometimes I feel like I'm falling apart. There always seems to be something new going on. anybody have any idea's? I'm hoping that it has something to do with my current problem. I don't think that I could handle a new medical problem right now.
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I have no clue. Just wanted to say that im sorry your in so much pain, I have read almost every post you have had in the past 2 weeks. And I cant imagine feeling the way you do. I hope you are feeling better soon. :)
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Thank you so much!! I have been feeling very alone and depressed with all of this and your support means the world to me! thank you!!
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Hey Girl! Hang in there. It could be the pain meds. Please don't get offended but how old are you? :)
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I have been on the oxycodone for about 2 weeks and  diazapam for just a few days. My Dr. told me that I could develope a dependance to these meds. How long does it take to get addicted? What do I do if that happens?? I don't see the surgeon till the 15th and then I have to wait till the surgery. I have no idea when that will be. I can't function without these meds and then I'm asuming that after the hysterectomy I will need some sort of pain meds. What do I do? How do I know if that is what is causing the hot/cold flashes?
My sister has been taking prescription narcotic meds for years and is highly addicted, but isn't using them for pain. I have seen her suffer for years and she has almost died severl times. I'm not using them for the "high", but could I end up like her? I
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You really have to be careful.  Hot/cold flashes are associated w/pain medication and CAN be a side effect, (also a sign of withdrawl (withdrawal).)  I know their prescribed for you, but there is a high addictive rate.(Something you may not be able to help, given the circumstances.)  It may be withdrawl (withdrawal) symptoms, if a enough time has gone by since your last pill or your body adjusting to the dose you are on and "needing" more.  I really hope you feel better.  You are going through so much.
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No offence at all. I'm 28. So I'm really doubting that it's menopause if that is what you were thinking. I too was thinking that it was the pain meds, but when I got my prescription filled there is info that comes with it and there wasn't anything about hot and cold flashes. So I'm not sure what it could be.
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You may not be able to help the physical dependency.  I read in another post that you went 12 hours w/out taking a pill.  That can cause hot/cold flashes.  W/alot of medications that are taken daily, there is no way around a physical dependency.  For example, anti depressants.  One can't just quit those cold turkey w/out experiencing withdrawl (withdrawal) symptoms. They have to be tapered off. I don't believe you have a "mental" dependency on the pain meds, like your sister.  There is a difference between emotional and physical dependency.  Your doctor will have to ween you off them, when your ready.  But that certainly can explain why you are having hot/cold flashes.
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