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#1 Karen

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 04:35 PM

Wow.

I am radiating heat like a furnace with these things. Last night was wicked and this morning I thought I had a break but they are back with a vengeance. :lol:

Sing it with me "I enjoy being a girl" :lol:

#2 musicmomma

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 06:38 PM

:heart:

#3 TEO

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Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:26 PM

We are women hear us roar!

Nothing like waking up in a pool of sweat.

#4 vinandtonic

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:48 AM

night sweats are the worst...waking up with the sweat running down your legs, your shirt totally soaked through.

isn't menopause fun?:bang:

#5 sarah b.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 10:30 AM

There are herbs for this. See your local licensed acupuncturist who has training in herbs. Www.acufinder.com

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:11 PM

i've been taking a maca hormone therapy formula (maca is a peruvian root that is a "food" herb so it's very safe) for the past 5 years or so and haven't had hardly any symptoms. and i'm 53 this year. so... i'm going to say it's working :thup:

http://www.vitacost....8049936611|mt|e

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 04:12 PM

when i say "hardly any" i really mean like almost none!

#8 vinandtonic

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:42 PM

I asked my gyn at my appt the other day how long I could expect these to go on (my surgery was 10 years ago!) and she said b/c I went through surgical menopause it could be another 20 to 30 years. oh joy. :bang:

#9 Karen

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:20 PM

no way! OMG Elayne that is not fair :(

#10 nancykind

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:54 PM

i'd definitely be trying herbs for that!! :heart:

#11 sarah b.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:34 AM

Herbs

#12 vinandtonic

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:50 PM

I do take a very low dose of estrogen to keep osteoporosis at bay...but we have to be careful b/c breast cancer runs in my family. I have tried herbs and they didn't help. I have a weird metabolism.

#13 Gypsy Bob

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:38 PM

Maybe this will be helpful. When I first met Elayne I had a Hot Flash... :smile:

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:24 PM

:lol: :clapping:

My co-worker had very few hot flashes (zero herbs or meds) as she sailed right through menopause.

#15 vinandtonic

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:02 AM

Maybe this will be helpful. When I first met Elayne I had a Hot Flash... :smile:


:blush:

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:55 PM

:lol: :clapping:

My co-worker had very few hot flashes (zero herbs or meds) as she sailed right through menopause.


it is mostly genetic, this sort of thing...

#17 TEO

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

Seems I am also getting cold/chilled flashes as well.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

Hot flashes might seem the stuff of jokes, but to the millions of women to experience them, they're anything but funny. A new study in Cerebral Cortex has discovered where hot flashes originate in the brain. Hot flashes are different from other perceptions of heat because a hot flash is internally generated rather than externally applied. Researchers at Wayne State University used fMRI to image the brains of menopausal women who experienced 6 or more hot flashes a day, while also measuring body temperature and sweating. Even before the women became aware of the hot flash, their brain stems showed a significant increase in activity. Besides providing treatment options for hot flashes, the researchers hope the results will also help scientists better understand how the brain is involved in thermoregulation.

 

http://www.sciencene...1517290046.html



#19 hippieskichick

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:46 PM


it is mostly genetic, this sort of thing...

 

 

If this is true, I should be okay with minimal hot flashes, but I'll just be but-nutty bat-shit crazy.

 

Thanks, ma, XOXO. :hmmm:

 

I feel the pain with the night sweats though - when I got on Prozac recently, I was gifted massive night sweats. They're not as bad now, but I never used to sweat. It's ridiculous when you have to change clothes and/or sheets in the middle of the night just because you're sweating. :angry1:



#20 JBetty

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

Hoping it's genetic.

My mother said she barely even knew it was happening.

She just stopped getting her period.



#21 TEO

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

Wishing it was not.  :bang:



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:54 AM

genetics play a huge part in our womanly things. everything from birthing babies to menopause.



#23 JBetty

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:21 PM

Yeah - Birthing babies has always been a breeze in my family.

I won first prize with my 20 minute labor for my 3rd.



#24 nancykind

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

for my sister's third she had 3 contractions and then dropped the baby on her friend's kitchen floor!  :lol:

 

i was chemo induced but the hot flashes were wicked.  now they're fewer and not so bad but i don't know what a normal menopause is like.



#25 TEO

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 02:54 PM

The suck.