Sweats and Hot Flashes

By Turtle Latest Reply 2011-08-21 21:39:10 -0500
Started 2011-08-20 22:19:37 -0500

Right after I eat and it doe not matter what it is I ate, I break out into heavy sweats and have like a huge hot flash that sets off the sweating. Long ago, my mom told me she had heard that if you took a tablespoon of vinager before meals, the sweats would not happen. There is no way I can do that.

I was just wondering if anyone else has this problem?

7 replies

Turtle 2011-08-21 21:39:10 -0500 Report

Thank you everyone for your replies. No I am not on niacin and I cannot stand the taste or smell of any vinager.

jayabee52 2011-08-21 16:54:53 -0500 Report

Howdy Robbin! Welcome back!
You say that there is no way you can take a tablespoon of vinegar. Is that because you don't have vinegar available to you, or that you can't do that because apple cider vinegar and white vinegar is unpalatable to you?

If it is the latter, I read recently that rice vinegar does not have that sharp taste that makes most vinegars tough to swallow. I have not yet tried that, so I have no experience with it. Just thought I'd share that.


BTW, I have a problem that is somewhat similar but is only annoying. Whenever I eat anything, my nose runs. Sometimes the runs will be more, other times less, but it runs anyway. I gotta have a lot of napkins around when I eat.

realsis77 2011-08-21 15:03:16 -0500 Report

Hi. Wow I'm not sure what is happening here but I would speak to my doctor and get some tests. That must be really bothersome for that to happen every time you eat! Awhile back everytime I ate id get really cold. No matter what I ate. Id be so cold id shiver after meals. It lasted for about six months and went away. I never figured out what was causing it? I hope you can get to the bottom of this soon so you may feel better! I wish you the very best of luck! God bless

Richknowbody 2011-08-21 08:26:44 -0500 Report

I remember asking my brother in law about this. He is a pathologist. I know he was the medical examiner for Palm Springs and a few other cities around there.
He said niacin helps move stuff in and out of your cells.
I forgot why he said the cause the flashes and the sun burns.
A few years ago, I was in seeing my diabetes doctor and he had pharmaceutical grade niacin at his desk. I asked about them and he said he prescribes them to heart patients some times.

Sidehack 2011-08-21 04:00:21 -0500 Report

Do you take niacin? I take 1 a day and feel flush after. If I take it w/o eating I sometimes get a severe reaction.

digitaldoorbell 2011-08-21 00:41:22 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, I do.
I don't take meds for type 2.
Just nutrition and exercise.
I ended up with neuropathy do have to take meds for that.
I get hot flashes and know exactly what you mean.
I was told that it is related to neuropathy and I have to admit
the meds do help. I haven't found a pattern which foods do this
more than not.

Hope things work out for you. Please see your doctor.

All the best

robertoj 2011-08-21 00:13:20 -0500 Report

I have never heard about that. I have heard that apple cider vinegar helps you control blood glucose. Try i in a glass of wtrer or on a salad. I also heard that cinnamon is good.

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