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I have been getting these intense hot spells to where I am sweating alot, even when doing nothing. Its been going for four days now, the first two nights I hardly slept because of how sweaty, sticky, and clamy my skin was and the bed sheets sticking to my skin. Its been so uncomfortable. Within these four days, I have 2 different times I had slight chills, but the mostly its been the miserable hot spells. Background: I about 125 pounds overweight. Prediabetic. Have hypothyroidism. GERD. Fatty liver (its worse from last year). I took a pregnancy test and it came back negative.

Ive mostly like got PCOS. What could be causing me to get so hot and sweaty when I am just walking or doing nothing? I have no fever. Can ovulation be a culprit in me experiencing these hot spells?

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I meant to put in with my last questions the questions of: is levothyroxine or whatever & synthroid the same medicine? I recently finished the levothryoxine & started the synthroid. I think the dose was at either 50 or 75 mcg. Could this be a reason for all the intense hot spells?
I usually or here lately been drinking 2 or 3 sodas a day. Sometimes 1-2. Is this amount of sodas impacting things to where its as bad as it is now?


Although the Sodas are not good for health at all, it should not cause hot spells. Synthyroid is same medicine as Levothyroixine. And yes it could be the cause for the hot spells (although the probability is pretty less). Just make sure that your taking the same dose. And if symptoms persisting you may consider thyroid function testing.

Patient replied :

I immediately started taking the synthroid after the levothyroxine. I finished the levothyroxine on one day and started the synthroid the next day. So my question is is switching from the levothyroxine immediately to the synthroid causing my intense hot spells, or like you said its just a probability? Since they are both basically the same thing I would think its not the medicine but my thyroid acting up. I will be seeing my doctor about doing the thyroid tests. Thanks!

No, switching wont cause this. Instead there is a rare chance that your Thyroid regained some function over time. That means the medication you are taking is kind of excess. This may cause the symptoms. Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

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