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Thread: Hot Flash RX

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    Quote Originally Posted by ritamaew
    Every one is different but for me I found eating Soy made a big difference. I made tofu stir frys and used soy milk. Taking a pill is not the same. I refused to be put on estrogens.

    I wish you luck.

    Rita
    Ditto, soy and vitamin E. My favorite - teaspoon of decaf instant coffee, add a little cold water to mix, fill glass with soy milk - add ice cubes - YUM!!

    I also take FLax seed oil, ground flax seed, and black cohosh.

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    All I can say is, I've been there, went through it and thankful that it is past me.

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    I wish I would have known about these aids for hot flashes. I started at 39 and by 45 I couldn`t take it any more, even my glasses steamed up. Dr. put me on estrogen and it worked, but kept hearing how it could cause deadly things to a person. After being on 10 yrs, I asked him to take me off, but he said not to worry. I asked every year till I was on 15 yrs, and took myself off. I still get hot flashes but not near as often as before,and I`m still healthy, thank GOD.

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    I do ALL of the above. I still have a couple a day. I have learned that if I move too fast at once, I have one, and almost every morning when I get up and have the first cup of coffee you can count it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv-e
    I take Estrablend I buy @ WM...... They have daytime and nighttime pills.....
    Oh!!! How I wish you luck......................
    PS What the other ladies said too also work...
    If that is walmarts brand, I do to. It worked just as well as the more expensive stuff.

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    I had "THE SURGERY" when I was 39. Thnks to too much heavy lifting on the farm. I have to say, I never had any "hot flashes" and refused to take any estrogen supplements I was one lucky lady!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc
    Quote Originally Posted by lab fairy
    HRT isn't the evil some people make it out to be. If you are really young when you hit menopause HRT may be better for you because without the estrogen women start having issues with bone density. If your symptoms are really bad, then this might be your answer. Only you and your Dr. can decide.

    I hope you find an OTC that helps with symptoms but I stick by my HRT bioidentical estrogen. Besides dealing with the hot flashes, it helps with the osteopenea.
    Ditto. Love my patches!! My doctor told me she'll be on them the rest of her life. I have tried to go off them, but it's impossible for me. And even more so for my poor DH! :oops:

    Same here. Life dealt me two uterus. Had hysterectomy at 29 and one ovary working. Went into menopause early so have been on HRT ever since. Saved my sanity. I have been on bio-identical for years and I am doing very well.

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    I took hormone replacement for about 24 yrs and now they took me off because of a blood clot. the medication only puts off the menapause and once you go off the pills, your body now thinks you are going through it and I am 70. It should have been all gone. and now I get hot again and no one esle in the house is hot.

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    ROFL. I don't have hot flashes....I have power surges. LOL. I hate it too. But I don't like taking anything so I'll endure. Not bad yet.

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    The only thing that helped me was drinking a tall glass of ice water. Cooled me right down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1234Irene
    I rub estrogel on one of my arms every night. Works great for both me and my family, lol. THEY know when I run out, too. They either have to be on their best behavior or wear lots of clothes. My worst times are the night sweats. During the day, I run my wrists under very cold water, and it helps.
    I use estrogel too. Works great. At my annual exam last month, dr. gave me 4 free bottles. He said noone else uses it, so when I run out let him know. I tried patches, but liked the gel much better. I had complete hyst. at 44.

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    Yes you were and still are. Good for you, I hope more Dr. will start going with more home remadies.

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    I was on HRT for about 5 years and was the only thing that ever worked for me, but felt it too risky to stay on. I'm close to 59 and have been flashing for at least 10 years with little or no relief in sight. My Mom was close to 90 and still had several a day. No fair!

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    After awhile I gave up and now I just keep the ceiling fan in the bedroom on high all the time. You will discover that now that winter is approaching that your feet will never get cold! :lol:

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