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Monday, October 15, 2012

Hot flashes

As much as I don't like to admit that I'm getting older, I do have to face the fact that no matter how hard I try, that painting in the attic will eventually have to be dusted once or twice.  The worst thing about finding out you're aging is when there are signs of male menopause; the most obvious one being that of hot flashes while sleeping.

I realize the human body does sweat approximately one litre of fluids each night, but that number still astounds me.  I'm not a big sweater (I'm more of a slim fit t-shirt haha).   During the day, I stay fairly dry unless it's a heatwave.  But, I've been noticing that when I wake from a night of slumber, I'm damp, as if spritzed with a spray bottle.

One time, the night sweats got so bad, I woke up from a dream (maybe I thought I was drowning?).  Rolling around in bed, I patted my back and my chest (with my t-shirt still on) and it was soaked.  It was as if I had jumped into bed right out of the shower.  I got up, changed clothes and went back to bed, thinking it was a one-off thing.  After that night, it happened a few more times.

I guess it's finally here.  I have to admit that I'm reaching my mid-20s, even though I don't want it to happen.  Ever.  You know what they say, you never know it's going to happen until it creeps up on you...  sometimes in the middle of the night, while you're fast asleep.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt it's male menopause...You would experience hot flashes at any given time, whether it's day or night. You might be fighting off something, or your body is getting rid of excess toxins.

Even though us "20-somethings" begin to experience signs of aging, I really don't think you should be too concerned about hot flashes at this point.


October 15, 2012 10:22 am  

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