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Is feeling overwhelmingly hot ever a symptom of NMH?

Discussion in 'Problems Standing: Orthostatic Intolerance; POTS' started by astraea, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. astraea

    astraea

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    I know that I feel faint when I feel hot, but I was wondering if maybe if it goes the other way too, that I am feeling hot because I feel faint.

    Does anyone know? It never comes up in the list of symptoms of NMH, but that doesn't mean for some people it isn't.
     
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  2. DawnMarie

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    idk about NMH alone, just that it's present in cfids along with NMH.
     
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  3. ahimsa

    ahimsa Rarely on PR now

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    I don't think I'd say that I ever feel "hot" as part of my NMH symptoms. As you said, it's usually the other way around, e.g., when I get overheated (either from too much moving around/exertion or from the temperature) then that causes NMH symptoms for me.

    I do sometimes get a sort of "cold sweat" as one of my presyncope (pre-fainting) symptoms. But that's not the same as feeling hot, is it?

    For what it's worth, I've never actually fainted other than on the tilt table test. I just get all the presyncope symptoms.

    I hope this is helpful. As DawnMarie said, there are ME/SEID patients who have temperature regulation problems. It could be due to factors other than NMH or other forms of orthostatic intolerance.
     
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  4. alex3619

    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Overwhelming heat can be neurological, but not necessarily orthostatic intolerance. That is my current opinion with my own heat ... its a side effect of polyneuropathy.

    There is a difference though between feeling hot and being hot. I can be quite cold and feel like someone hit me with a flamethrower.
     
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  5. Valentijn

    Valentijn Senior Member

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    The only time I get very hot is when I'm on antibiotics for late-stage Lyme. Then I feel very feverish, and my temperature goes from my normal (low) temperature to a temperature which is high for me but normal for healthy people. So it does seem to be a messed up version of a fever for me.
     

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