Welcome to NeuroTalk> Sorry to hear of your injury. Whiplash and concussion often have many overlapping symptoms.
Your hot flashes as you call them may actually be hot flashes. Both injuries can cause a disruption is hormone regulation. It would be worthwhile to get a full hormone panel starting with Thyroid and including sex hormones, etc. Your blood sugar is also worth getting checked. The metabolic disruptions that can follow your injury can be difficult to diagnose.
If you are interested in finding a women's hormone specialist, there is a good referral system at https://www.womensinternational.com/..._referral.html
. It is best to avoid hormone replacement that uses the Brand name synthetic hormone look-alikes. There are too many side effects for someone in your condition. It could make it hard to tell what is due to your injury and what is due to the hormone look-alikes.
You will also need a good attorney who specializes in mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. You have suffered an injury that requires very special knowledge to protect your rights.
A CT scan will likely be normal except for maybe a cervical injury. A functional MRI or Diffusion Tensor Image MRI may show some abnormalities.
You will benefit from a few online resources. The TBI Survival Guide atwww.tbiguide.com
can be downloaded and printed out. It is very good information.There is a YouTube video series by John Byler called "You Look Great" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9Xso...ature=youtu.be
. John Byler was rear ended,too. There are 6 segments that take about an hour to watch.
This should get you started. Let us know how else we can help you. There are plenty of people here who understand the symptoms you are experiencing.
My best to you.