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    Super Member katiebear1's Avatar
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    Dogone hot flashes! Everytime I think I am done with them. they return with a vengence!Have central AC but I am still burning up and sweating like crazy. Just venting here, get no sympathy from DH.

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    treat yourself to a mood swing.

    then you can return the favor of no sympathy. :lol:

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    Same here, I am always sweating. I hate it, it's been 11 years and still get them. I get them worse if I drink cold drinks, chocolate and spagetti sauce...............

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    Next hot flash, go to the freezer and just open it and fan yourself with the door.....it feels soooooo gooood. ;-)

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    been there done that. It will get better, honest.

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    o.k., so i get hot all over, it's not a flash it last for about 45 min to 2 hrs, and i'm burning up, is it a hot flash or is it my sugar doing weird things, i', diabetic

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    katiebear1, I was going through this for over a year really bad. When it first started I used Black Cohash and that helped, but then stopped...... I recently started taking B complex with Vit C for energy and the side effect=====no more hot flashes! They come back if I forget to take it for a couple days, so I know it is the B that is helping. Don't know if that will help you or not. I just buy the store brand..... I don't like the side effects of hormone replacements so would suffer with the hot flashes if that is was the only medicine that would control them. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emt2004
    Same here, I am always sweating. I hate it, it's been 11 years and still get them. I get them worse if I drink cold drinks, chocolate and spagetti sauce...............
    It has been 6 years since I had a total hysterectomy and I was having them for at least 3 years before that. My sister is having the same hard time . But I remember my Mom said it was "no big deal" when she went through it of course she was of the generation that said "that's just a woman's lot in life, so shut up about it" LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink's Mom
    Next hot flash, go to the freezer and just open it and fan yourself with the door.....it feels soooooo gooood. ;-)
    In the winter I go stand outside on my deck especially when I get the night sweats. It Does feel really good.

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    It's been 11 years for me & still get them. When people see me fanning myself they say, "there she goes again, those hot flashes". At work I sit in front of a fan, they all laugh at me.........Michele

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    I have never had one of those natural hot flashes you talk about, so I guess I wasn't built right. But, this diabetes really kicks my butt. Change sheets every morning and nighty and shower a couple times a day. Think it is under control and it bottoms out....get it back up and there it goes, sweat sweat sweat..... Dr says it will work out. hmmmmm Dr of what, I wonder? Changing Dr next month. Still, that kind of sweating leaves you sick. Does the "mennnie paws" make you sick, too?
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    Oh Please, tell me these Hot Flashes don't last that long been having them for year and a half now.I no what you mean about opening the freezer done that lots of times.I just bought the Black Cohosh sure hope it helps me.Burning up in W.v me and the outside temps.

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    Not sure what DH is but if its hubby, My hubby has "MENaPause" so he's very understanding. It tickles me now just a little :mrgreen:

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    My dog Bella and I are going through menopause together.....LOL

    My body was forced into it after an auto accident and major surgery that followed. It's been 7 years and if I can make it another month, it will be done.....LOL

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    I called them power surges. Thanks to my pills I don't have them anymore. And a bonus...my family can stand to be around me most times! :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzsooz
    I called them power surges. Thanks to my pills I don't have them anymore. And a bonus...my family can stand to be around me most times! :-D :-D
    Yes, but so much has come out about the side effects of HRT. I am scared to go that route.

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    I'm with you there -- I havce a circular floor fan that I have on when I'm sewing or quiting, especially ironing! Will they ever end?

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    I burn up this summer, it has been very hot.
    One Son-in-Law's Sister calls hot flashes -"Personal Summers". Very cute. Don't get many in the winter when its cold.

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    Hot flashes and quilting just isn't a very good combination. It's a real killer when you have a large quilt in your lap and a flash hits you.

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    I call them "POWER SURGES" too but I like the 'Personal Summer". I'll use it the next time I have one in public. I've also been known to carry an oriental folding fan with me when I don't have access to an electric one. BUT please please don't tell me they last TEN years! They have been slacking off now and it's only been about 4 years.

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    I know the feeling, went thru it when I was 38 for several years.

    There is a bright side tho... no more periods! :lol: :thumbup:

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    I've called them my "own personal summer" since I started getting them. I like the title: power surges too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiebear1

    Yes, but so much has come out about the side effects of HRT. I am scared to go that route.
    That is too bad. I'm on a very low dose and have absolutely NO side effects. No hot flashes (maybe a couple a year) and they help with my depression. My dr is always eager to prescribe for me because I'm doing so well on them. Best thing I ever did. The main reason I'm on them is because of osteoporosis. My grandma died from it. Mom has it and I have osteopenia (the beginnings of osteoporosis) and I'm only 53. I had a bone scan and showed problems...the dr put me on prempro 2 years later rescanned and my bones showed marked improvement. I'm not taking any chances!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    treat yourself to a mood swing.

    then you can return the favor of no sympathy. :lol:
    That's the best reply ever !! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I have been on HRT for 28 yrs. My Dr took me off of them this past March & I have flashes something terrible. They are getting somewhat better, but I would love to go back on the HRT. She seems to think it is healthier at 57 to not be on them. Trying to tough it out. That is the only thing the pills helped with.

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