October 10th, 2009

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Hot flashes?

I would like to preface this by saying that, for a 19-year-old, I have spent a ridiculous amount of my life getting hot flashes for various reasons. I get them when I'm anxious sometimes, and I used to get them regularly because of medication. So this could just be a weird quirk of my own.

BUT lately it seems that I have been waking up more and more having extreme hot flashes when I have no reason to be having them. It is almost always the night of one of my binge/purge days (it's probably of note that I take laxatives after purging too- not an extreme amount, but a few times the recommended dosage). I'll go to bed freezing, but then I'll wake up in the middle of the night so hot that I end up stripping off my clothes and covers.

I'm curious if anyone else has experienced something like this. It's not like I wake up sweating, just unbearably hot. It's more disorienting than anything else, because I go to bed freezing and wake up boiling.