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Spells of hot flashes with dizziness, weak feeling, lightheadedness, headaches, disturbed sleep. Cause and cure?

I am experiencing hot and cold flashes. When the hot flashes come on I get dizzy and weak feeling, lightheaded as well. The cold flashes come and I feel so cold that I think my bones are going to break they hurt so bad. I don t feel a normal tempature. It s somewhere between hot and cold but never quite right. It comes and goes so frequently it is hard to work. Especially when the hot flashes get so uncomfortable I can t even peel off enough to get cool. I have also been having headaches and I am unable to sleep at night,
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Andrea,

Your description gives me the impression that you are having a fever of unknown origin which will have to be investigated by a primary care physician. Given the wide range of causes that exist of hyperthermia or hypothermia it will be wise to start running tests to detect infection. If blood work tests for infection come out clear, then your doctor will probably start testing for other possible sources of the fever. Hormonal disorder, kidney diseases, tumors, chronic infection (TB, viral infect such as HIV etc) will each need to be ruled out one after another depending on the context in which you are in i.e environmental, family history, past medical history etc. Your doctor is better placed to evaluate and get the most probable cause.
If at his level that can be done, then a specialist consultation with an internist is advised.

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