by House Cat » Nov 14, 2017 I’m waking up several nights per week in soaked sheets with my body on fire!! My nerves are crawling. It feels like there are a million fire ants biting my skin. I have to splash myself with cold water to make this awful feeling go away. This only happens while I am sleeping. When I described this to my doctor, two things were said. 1) You’re too young to be having symptoms of menopause. (I’m 43.) 2) Yep! That sounds like a hot flash! No hormone test. No blood test. Nothing. Are your hot flashes like this?