I just thought I had hot flashes (Lupron induced) in the winter. Oh my. This heat is about to kill me. I apologize to every woman I ever made fun of when I saw their face get really red, their hair stick to their head or (kink up in my mom's case), and they grab anything to fan themselves. Yeah, it's called a hot flash.
My mom always gets this constipated look on her face and she snarls her top lip up and says "Ohhh, I am hot". I usually rolled my eyes and looked back at the TV while she ran to find the nearest fan.
Oh am I paying for it now. It feels like someone has put a 1000 degree heating blanket under my skin. I just don't stay hot all over...it ripples up and down my body. It starts in my head and travels quickly to my toes and then I think whew...my head is OK...it won't start pouring sweat, but it quickly does the "wave" right back up to my head. I don't think it is too funny now.
I had to completely strip when I got home from wal-mart today because I was soaked in sweat!
So, ladies if you are young or "young" and have not gone through hot flashes...news flash: THEY ARE REAL. Next time you see a fellow sister with a constipated, sweaty look on her face...grab the nearest fan and help a sister out!