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Suggest treatment for hot flashes, acid reflux and anxiety

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Posted on Mon, 25 Jul 2016
Question: I'm 21 years old and recently I have been having hot flashes during the day and the I'll wake up at 3 in the morning sweaty from my neck down. I take Prilosec daily and I also take Prozac for my anxeity. Any help?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs work up and management

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. Hot flashes at the age of 21 with acid reflux and anxiety history needs thorough workup for hyperhidrosis. A complete hormonal workup, thyroid profile, side effect of medications, as prozac is notorious for causing extreme sweating in 50 to 10 % of cases. Anxiety on its own can cause the hot flashes and sweats. Needs thorough work up and complete clinical correlation, and shift of medications of anxiety and depression if no other cause of increased sweating is sorted out.

I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
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Brief Answer: Needs work up and management Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. Hot flashes at the age of 21 with acid reflux and anxiety history needs thorough workup for hyperhidrosis. A complete hormonal workup, thyroid profile, side effect of medications, as prozac is notorious for causing extreme sweating in 50 to 10 % of cases. Anxiety on its own can cause the hot flashes and sweats. Needs thorough work up and complete clinical correlation, and shift of medications of anxiety and depression if no other cause of increased sweating is sorted out. I hope it helps. take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan