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Sleep Disturbance

By Anonymous November 5, 2009 - 10:40am
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I awake during the night, several times per night. If I lay still I am fine but if I roll over or move moderately I immediately experience either being hot (sweat) or extreme cold that appears to be brought on my the movement. What is causing this and how do I prevent it? The room temp and conditions do not change.

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I really don't consider the symptoms as either - given the fact that the symptom only occurs with movement on my part. If I awake and don't move I am fine - the moment I move (roll over, adjust pillow or reach for water) I am either sweating or freezing.

November 5, 2009 - 4:45pm

Thanks--that is helpful to know this has been occurring for 2-3 weeks, and you recently had your FSH levels checked.

Just so you know about your test results:
- Normal FSH levels range from 3-10
- Women who are on the pill or pregnant have FSH levels that are low...around 2
- Women who are in menopause typically see FSH levels that are high...around 25
- A high FSH level is considered more than 13

Would you consider your symptoms a "hot flash" or "night sweats"? (Click on words for description). Both of these can occur irregardless of menopause, and may have more to do with fluctuating hormones rather than low or high levels.

We will forward this to one of our medical experts, for them to weigh in on possible causes.

November 5, 2009 - 3:37pm
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I just turned 50. The doctor did a hormone check a couple weeks ago when this started and the FSH was 9.4 whatever that means. No history of this until the last 2-3 weeks.

November 5, 2009 - 3:08pm

While I look up some information for you, it would be helpful to know your age. Have you had these hot/cold flashes before, and are you close to perimenopause or menopause age (40s, 50s)?

November 5, 2009 - 1:06pm
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