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Hot Flashes
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Ever since starting Plaquenil I have really bad hot flashes. Doctors did hormone testing and all of them are fine. Not sure whats causing it. The only thing they found was elevated serotonin....not sure if this is from Lupus....going to endocrinologist in March. Anyone else with hot flashes know if this is from lupus or plaque nil? Tips?

posted January 24, 2015 (edited)
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A MyLupusTeam Member

I had attributed mine to the prednisone. I can't seem to regulate my body temp at all lately. One minute I am fine and the next I'm on fire.

posted January 24, 2015
A MyLupusTeam Member

I get hot flushes by just being awake😂. WeiRd lol. My gynae did say my testosterone is elevated and so now I have to tweeze hair under my chin lol. So get hormonal test done.

posted February 17, 2018
A MyLupusTeam Member

I have started having them. Only at night though. My doctor says it's the change of life. I do experience anxiety a lot. This is new for me.

posted January 24, 2015
A MyLupusTeam Member

I get them too out of no where! I'm always hot anyway. Always wanted to be a hot momma but I guess I should have been a little more specific!

posted January 24, 2015
A MyLupusTeam Member

I had really bad hot flashes after my hysterectomy and it wasn't from the plaquenil. I have been on it for 5 1/2 yrs never had them. I also noticed it happened a lot when I ate popsicles that were red, white and blue. The red had red dye 40 in it which I am allergic to.

posted January 24, 2015

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