Would you have Hot flashes (Hot Flush) when you have Fibromyalgia?
Summary: Hot flashes is found among people with Fibromyalgia, especially people who are female, 20-29 old, also have Pain, and take medication Savella.
We study 258 people who have Hot flashes (Hot Flush) and Fibromyalgia from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) can be treated by Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, Gabapentin, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride, Neurontin. (latest reports from 26,917 Fibromyalgia patients)
Hot flashes (sudden feelings of heat) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, breast cancer, depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 17,953 Hot flashes patients)
On Jan, 17, 2015: 254 people who have fibromyalgia and Hot Flashes are studied.
Gender of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Hot flashes * :
|Hot flashes||96.88%||3.12% |
Age of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Hot flashes * :
|Hot flashes||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||5.78%||15.81%||19.45%||36.17%||22.80% |
Severity of the symptom * :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Hot flashes||7.14%||35.71%||35.71%||21.43% |
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Pain (56 people, 22.05%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (37 people, 14.57%)
- Arthritis (34 people, 13.39%)
- Breast cancer (21 people, 8.27%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (20 people, 7.87%)
- Granulocytopenia (20 people, 7.87%)
- Neuropathy peripheral (19 people, 7.48%)
- Headache (19 people, 7.48%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 7.09%)
- Hypertension (17 people, 6.69%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Savella (118 people, 46.46%)
- Lyrica (74 people, 29.13%)
- Cymbalta (66 people, 25.98%)
- Vicodin (36 people, 14.17%)
- Effexor (35 people, 13.78%)
- Flexeril (35 people, 13.78%)
- Atenolol (32 people, 12.60%)
- Vitamin d (29 people, 11.42%)
- Percocet (29 people, 11.42%)
- Calcium (29 people, 11.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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I spent over half hour entering 11 eleven medications, a couple twice as they are for two conditions. They all disappeared!
Not happy at moment. Do you have them or not?
I have ADHD, Depression, classic migraine (since age 5), Fibromyalgia (since 2002)
Controlled high BP, hypothyroid, mild sleep apnea, slight high Cholestorol,
irregular heart beat, Reynaudes, and lately some Anxiety. None of these things
have been a huge problem except fatigue, EXCESS SWEATING I sweat profusely,
And often times during a hot flash my fingers are freezing and body temp
Seems to run a little lower.
and non restorative or restful sleep.
From this study (3 years ago):
I am a 50 year old female who is menapausal. However, the severe hot flashes and flushing is out of control. It is happening about 4 time per hour night and day. Everyone I come in contact with says that it is the most exreme case of "hot flashes" due to menepause they have ever seen. It is ruining my life. I believe that it has to be coming from some of the medicines I am taking. I also am curious if acetomenephen can cause this. Thank you for your help!
catdlong on May, 27, 2012:
I can tell you from personal experience that Savella can cause EXTREME sweating. It is absolute misery. Can't go anywhere without hair and clothes wet with sweat. Didn't have this problem before taking Savella. My Rheumatologist confirmed it is a side affect from the Savella.
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