No sweating and heat intolerance.. Thoughts?

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From around 2015 when I was physically active, I realised my body stopped sweating. It doesn’t matter how hot the weather is, or how fast my heart beats or how far I walk, my body will not sweat. Whenever my body feels hot (like a flush feeling), I will feel a prickly sensation throughout my body (like a thousand pins stabbing me simultaneously).

Someone recommended I perform a ‘finger wrinkle’ test by placing my hand in warm water for a period of time, and none of my fingers became wrinkly. I’m just wondering if this symptom can be tied in with the symptoms listed above.

Anyone experience this? And what specialist should I be seeing to perform a physical exam on me?
 

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It's quite common to have sweat irregularities (sudomotor dysfunction) too when you have other issues of autonomic dysfunction.

Specific autonomic function sweat tests are QSART and Thermoregulatory Sweat Test (TST). Reduced sweating is quite common in Autonomic Neuropathy and Small Fibre Neuropathy, and these in turn are quite common in autoimmune conditions, but not unusual to be found to be idiopathic in the absence of any antibody findings that point to an autoimmune involvement.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543903/
Autonomic Function Tests: Some Clinical Applications

Example of an autonomic function evaluation test panel;
https://medicinainternaelsalvador.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/C78-1135_c78-1135_1_sandroni.pdf
 
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It's quite common to have sweat irregularities (sudomotor dysfunction) too when you have other issues of autonomic dysfunction.

Specific autonomic function sweat tests are QSART and Thermoregulatory Sweat Test (TST). Reduced sweating is quite common in Autonomic Neuropathy and Small Fibre Neuropathy, and these in turn are quite common in autoimmune conditions, but not unusual to be found to be idiopathic in the absence of any antibody findings that point to an autoimmune involvement.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3543903/
Autonomic Function Tests: Some Clinical Applications

Example of an autonomic function evaluation test panel;
https://medicinainternaelsalvador.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/C78-1135_c78-1135_1_sandroni.pdf
Thank you. I have refrained from seeking medical help for these issues due to the wide variety of symptoms I have, and I'm also sick of specialists not believing me. I shall get in contact with my doctor.