I'm a male who just turned 66. For the past 4-5+ years I've suffered something similar to menopause. Most of the day, but slightly more as I am waking or laying down to sleep, my head becomes very hot. My temp. is always normal. Sometimes I become flush (when I'm up) usually when stress is higher, but not all the time.
The only temporary relief I get is if I immerse my head deep in a bucket of cool water for at least 1-2 minutes, which is refreshing. I hand squeegee most of the water from my hair - (I have a full head of hair). I leave my hair as wet as I can without dripping. Within a half an hour, the heat from my scull has dried most of the water. If I go out in the cold just before it dries, you can see water vapor steaming from my head.
I've mentioned this to several physicians (MD - I.M.'s, specialists), but none had an answer. One suggested male menopause, but the hot head is the only symptom I have (and continuously for years). I'm on several meds., but the prescribing doctors I talked to knew of no drug link to this problem.
Have you heard of such a case before? What am I suffering from? Is there help?