Feeling hot can be because of a physical oversensitivity to heat rather than your body’s temperature being high. And, unfortunately, one possible cause of this type of temperature sensitivity is an incurable condition that usually happens around age 45 called fibromyalgia (via Medical News Today).
According to Medical News Today, fibromyalgia is sometimes mistaken for arthritis. On the positive side, fibromyalgia doesn’t cause damage to your joints or muscles, making it very different from arthritis. However, it does affect your soft tissues, which can lead to pain and discomfort throughout your whole body. So, it’s no wonder that this chronic condition can make you more sensitive to both heat and cold. And despite it usually occurring in someone’s mid-40s, fibromyalgia can technically happen at any point in a person’s life.
Other signs of fibromyalgia include headaches, gaining weight, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), restless leg syndrome (RLS), a stiff or painful jaw, sleep issues (in particular connected to your sleeping pattern), stiffness in your muscles and joints (in particular in the morning), feeling exhausted, breathing issues, feeling dizzy, vision problems, urinary and pelvic problems, and concentration and memory issues, as Medical News Today explains. You also may feel like you have a cold or the flu, as well as anxiety and depression. Fortunately, fibromyalgia can be treated with medication, behavioral therapy, acupuncture, and lifestyle changes like exercise.