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Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:15 AM

Health question for women...

I've already finished going through the change. Do the hot flashes ever go away, or do I get to enjoy them for the rest of my life?

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GPV Nov 2022 OP
Walleye Nov 2022 #1
Diamond_Dog Nov 2022 #19
Walleye Nov 2022 #20
Diamond_Dog Nov 2022 #21
ProudMNDemocrat Nov 2022 #2
Irish_Dem Nov 2022 #3
quaint Nov 2022 #23
tblue37 Nov 2022 #4
Ocelot II Nov 2022 #5
MontanaMama Nov 2022 #6
MLAA Nov 2022 #7
2naSalit Nov 2022 #8
littlemissmartypants Nov 2022 #9
MuseRider Nov 2022 #10
claudette Nov 2022 #11
Sanity Claws Nov 2022 #12
ShazzieB Nov 2022 #13
Deuxcents Nov 2022 #14
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2022 #15
secondwind Nov 2022 #16
Backseat Driver Nov 2022 #17
Rebl2 Nov 2022 #18
Bayard Nov 2022 #22

Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:17 AM

1. Mine had gone away until age 70 I got breast cancer

The Arimidex medication they put you on was just like menopause again. So it wasnít gone for good after all for me. For a while though it was. I have two more years on the medication hopefully that will be it.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:45 PM

19. I was on that 16 years ago.

It gave me hot flashes the whole time I was on it, but now that Iíve been off it about 5 years they seem to have gone away.

However, now Iím like many of the other ladies here when I say I get miserably hot at the drop of a hat or other times Iím cold and just canít warm up. I find hot weather especially miserable.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #19)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:55 PM

20. Ha.This weather kills me. I just turned up the heat to take a shower.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:59 PM

21. I hear ya.

This time of year, If Iím sitting still and reading, Iím cold and need a blanket. But I do some house cleaning for 5 minutes and Iím a ball of sweat. In other words, I go from one extreme to the other.

At least when Iím cold a sweater or blanket does the trick. Not much you can do when itís 90 degrees outside and your hubby is too cold when the a/c is set below 78 Ö.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:19 AM

2. They come and go.

But do check with your GYN for a treatment option right for you. I was on Effexor XR in a generic form for 12 years after my total hysterectomy in 2007. I called it my Happy Pill. If I went a day without a hot flash, I was happy.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:21 AM

3. I still get them.

My body doesn't regulate temperature like when I as younger.
Sometimes I cannot get warm.
Other times I am flashing hot.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 01:27 PM

23. ↑ Too true for me.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:25 AM

4. They go away.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:29 AM

5. Mine went away but I hardly ever had them at all in the first place.

Got genetically lucky, I guess; my mother was the same.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:32 AM

6. I think it's different for all of us.

I had wicked hot flashes in the day and night sweats too. Iím 58 and the daytime for years. Theyíre gone now but Iíll still get an occasional heat blast at night. My body in general doesnít regulate itself well in terms of temperature these days. Thatís annoying.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:41 AM

7. Luckily they are gone now. Didn't have a difficult or long transition, but had them occasionally.

Wishing you the best!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:43 AM

8. Prior to...

I had to sleep on towels and change them during the night, my hair would be soaked. After, they have gone away but return once in a while and are far less extreme. Evening Primrose is said to be helpful.

I find that stress and sometimes diet are factors.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:43 AM

9. They haven't gone away for me. I don't think they do. I started timing mine.

When I realized how brief they are I decided that I can just wait them out and they're not that bad. Dress in layers you can easily vent or remove.

Also there are Hot Girl Pearls and other freezable jewelry options. I also keep extra sleepwear in the bed with me in case I get sweaty and need to change. Then I don't have to get up looking for clothes in the middle of the night. Keep small battery powered fans around the house, in my handbag and in the car. And I decided to call them power surges, feels empowering.



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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:46 AM

10. I had bad flashes at first

then they got a lot less frequent and not so bad. Now, almost 69 years old, they come and go now and then. I just sweat it out and move along.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:47 AM

11. They go away

Fortunately, that wasn't one of my frequent issues. But, eventually, it all goes away and old age sets in!

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 11:55 AM

12. Can go away

They went away for me. Diet plays a role.
If you are bothered by hot flashes, try modifying your diet. Alcohol, coffee, and red meat can aggravate the problem.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:03 PM

13. They come and go. At least mine do.

When I do get them, they're less intense than they were at the height of perimenopause.

I've been having Fun with Night Sweats(tm) lately. Just enough that I wake up during the night and have to change my nightgown because it's damp and clammy around my neck and shoulders.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:06 PM

14. I asked my dr the same question when I was going thru menopause..

He asked me how long my mother was in menopause and I said..forever! Luckily, I donít have that problem but ever once in a while I have a power surge..not bad at all now.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:20 PM

15. I had serious hot flashes for about a year, then they went away.

Have never come back.

I'm 74, went through menopause 20 years ago.

I would think that if they persist for more than a few years, you should see if there is anything you can do about them.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:22 PM

16. Mine did not last forever......


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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:31 PM

17. Likely, there are therapies to make that symptom less bothersome

if, indeed, related to reproductive hormone changes. Were you ever prescribed or considered medical HRT or bioavailable hormone adjustments during or post peri-menopause/menopause? I'm guessing that hot flashes could also be otherwise metabolically related, so ask your doctor, gynecologist, endocrinologist, or a naturopathic women's specialist (usually not covered by insurance) what might be right for you based on your history and/or testing.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 12:37 PM

18. Mine did

I took prempro for a long time, for hot flashes, but mainly for osteoporosis. I quit taking it a couple years ago and they came back, off and on. I quit taking prempro because I started Prolia for osteoporosis, now I have taken my limit for Prolia and had to get an infusion of another drug to take the place of it. I canít take those drugs for osteoporosis by mouth because they cause extreme stomach pain.

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Response to GPV (Original post)

Sat Nov 19, 2022, 01:25 PM

22. I don't remember having them at all

But I had enough other stress going on at the time, they may have just blended in.

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