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Comment from: Sleepy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 13

I went through menopause 10 years ago, the last month I'm having short bursts of hot flushes! No energy, little appetite, my pep has gone! Always tired, and it is awful! It's nowhere near as bad as it was! But hope it doesn't get worse.

Comment from: mammacalda, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 22

I'm also going through hot flashes and skipped periods at 46 years of age. I think that medicinal treatments may be very helpful for some women in the short term, otherwise there's a lot that you can do by changing your eating habits, more exercise (even walking) and de-stressing. There are many remedies to try (choose a good therapist), like Cimicifuga racemosa, Rhodiola rosea and Gynostemma pentaphyllum for hot flashes. In general you'll need more magnesium and calcium too. Keep searching for the right team to support you through this challenging phase. All the best to all of you.

Comment from: pammi, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 10

They are terrible! I sweat like a man, I'm so hot I can't stand it, I take a fan almost every where I go, everywhere with an electric outlet. I'm African American, my hair "goes back” and frizzes up, I can't keep my hair done, relaxers just don't work any more. My deodorant cooks off, near the end of the day, I would smell something and realized it was me! I carry a baggy and washcloth and deodorant with me, in my purse. I am up maybe 3-4 times a night, my nightgown is usually soaked, from sweating. I always said I would be glad when menopause started, but boy was I wrong! I would have a period maybe once every 5 months, and even though the period would be very heavy, the other symptoms would stop. I'd be glad for the period.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I have had uterus removed which is called abdominal hysterectomy and then years later I had my right ovary removed. I have had trouble with my left ovary every since. I was given a birth control shot 2 months ago I am 42 I think the shot was called premovara or something with a P. Now for the last month I have severe hot flashes all day and night. I have to change my shirt about 7 times a day. It is summer time and air conditioner is on. I had to turn down to 74 and it is still too cold. Every time I soak my shirt and my hair gets soaked I freeze so back under covers then hot again then take off covers and freeze again. I am exhausted and want to leave my home and run away from husband and dogs. I would have never left my dogs in a million years. Children are grown and doggies are my babies, but lately I would leave everything to just run away but where would I go. I had a pelvic ultrasound 2 days ago and ovary was shrunk so small she could hardly find it. 6 weeks ago it was big as softball. I really feel the shot has put me into premature or full blown menopause. I go back to OBGYN in 6 weeks for another shot. I am going to get blood test to check for menopause before I let them give me a shot. My mother had breast cancer stage 3 and is a 10 year survivor now but they have already told me no hormones and estrogen for me when I have menopause because of my mother. I am miserable and tired hot and cold. I hate it. I thought it only lasted 1 year but after reading about it lasting 5-10 I don't think I can take it that long.

Comment from: lindalaw, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 17

I am 64 years old. I had a hysterectomy about 8 years ago. I get the worst hot flashes day and night! I used to use the Climara patch but stopped due to a history of breast cancer. I took Oestradiol by mouth, but it raised my blood pressure through the roof, so I had to stop. Now I am suffering with flashes all the time!

Comment from: Lori, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 27

I get the hottest hot flashes. I'm always hot, and I always need a fan or an air conditioner, even in the winter when everyone else is cold. This has been going on for nearly 10 years. I was 47 when my period stopped. My face turns red like a tomato whenever I do anything, and sweat pours off me.

Comment from: toeter, 55-64 Female Published: August 16

I have been postmenopausal for seven years now -- or I thought so. During the 8 years of menopause I did experience hot flashes, but not severely. They started between my shoulder blades spreading and rising up through my neck -- I found it fascinating, and fortunately didn't sweat much! Now, I seem to be having hot flashes again, which happens both night and day lasting about 4 minutes, and since the last couple of days.


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