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  • Menapausal stuff......... HOT flashes!!!

    Hey - sorry guys, if there is any reading - which I'm not quite sure why you're reading - but whatever

    GIRLS! I need help! I've been suffering with hot flashes and night sweats for 2 years now! I need to find a natural, healthy way to turn down the waterworks! I will wake up 8 times a night feeling like I've been under the broiler and in a puddle of sweat! (for some weird reason my husband thinks its sexy, so at least I'm not grossing HIM out - but it sure grosses ME out!)

    Anybody have any suggestions for an herb or anything? ANYTHING except HRT - I don't want to go that route.
    1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
    2. Eat to heal
    3. Move to live
    4. Embrace today
    5. Live with intention
    6. Respect my body
    7. Cultivate joy
    8. Find my passion
    9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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    Vitamin E, d-alpha tocopherol. Start with 1000 IUs once a day, increase until the hot flashes disappear. I used it for years until they stopped.

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    • #3
      Trial & error are key, since different things work for different women. Check out this book for some really helpful suggestions:

      The Wisdom of Menopause: Christiane Northrup: 9780553380804: Amazon.com: Books

      And here's a blog post I wrote that may be helpful...

      Nutrition for a Juicy Menopause - Sondra Rose: Happy Mind

      My n=1 is no hot flashes so far at age 50 and all my perimenopausal symptoms are gone since I focused on a highly nutrient-dense Primal diet.
      Ancestral Nutrition Coaching
      Pregnancy Nutrition Coaching
      Primal Pregnancy Nutrition Article

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      • #4
        I hear ya, sista, on the multiple nightly hot flashes. I had them all day, too.

        Bio-identical progesterone cream was what worked for me. At long last. I tried a variety of other stuff, but in the end, it was the cream that helped me out. I would never do estrogen due to an immediate family history of breast cancer, but the progesterone allows me to have a normal life.

        Good luck trying stuff out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by eKatherine View Post
          Vitamin E, d-alpha tocopherol. Start with 1000 IUs once a day, increase until the hot flashes disappear. I used it for years until they stopped.
          excellent! I already take 400 IU a day - I'll increase to 800 IU until the bottle is gone (which it nearly is) then try to find 500 or 1000 IU.

          Thanks!
          1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
          2. Eat to heal
          3. Move to live
          4. Embrace today
          5. Live with intention
          6. Respect my body
          7. Cultivate joy
          8. Find my passion
          9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dragonfly View Post
            Trial & error are key, since different things work for different women. Check out this book for some really helpful suggestions:

            The Wisdom of Menopause: Christiane Northrup: 9780553380804: Amazon.com: Books

            And here's a blog post I wrote that may be helpful...

            Nutrition for a Juicy Menopause - Sondra Rose: Happy Mind

            My n=1 is no hot flashes so far at age 50 and all my perimenopausal symptoms are gone since I focused on a highly nutrient-dense Primal diet.
            Thanks - I'll check it out! I didn't have any hotflashes until I was one year post periods. Then they hit me hard! Going primal helped curb the daytime hot flashes - but the night sweats are almost unbarable!
            1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
            2. Eat to heal
            3. Move to live
            4. Embrace today
            5. Live with intention
            6. Respect my body
            7. Cultivate joy
            8. Find my passion
            9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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            • #7
              Originally posted by marthat View Post
              I hear ya, sista, on the multiple nightly hot flashes. I had them all day, too.

              Bio-identical progesterone cream was what worked for me. At long last. I tried a variety of other stuff, but in the end, it was the cream that helped me out. I would never do estrogen due to an immediate family history of breast cancer, but the progesterone allows me to have a normal life.

              Good luck trying stuff out.
              I've been resisting the hormone for 2 years - but I think I'm about to break! First I'll try the Vit. E and see what happens. I'll give it a month - if no changes, then I'm on to plan B. The hormones will be a last resort. I'm creeping up on 53 and praying this phase is nearly over!
              1. Love ME no matter what noises are screaming at me, or who is trying to tear me down.
              2. Eat to heal
              3. Move to live
              4. Embrace today
              5. Live with intention
              6. Respect my body
              7. Cultivate joy
              8. Find my passion
              9. Meditate on peace in my soul

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              • #8
                Black cohosh (NOT blue cohosh). Works for about half of menopausal women.

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                • #9
                  I also am on bi-identical progesterone. There is a lot of good protective things in progesterone only. Particularly if you are very estrogen dominant. Having too high estrogen in relation to progesterone can be bad. I would suggest a saliva test to determine where you are.
                  Started Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, and 5' 1", reached goal weight in 5 months.
                  Lowest weight 93lbs - too thin. Now stable at around 100lbs much better weight for me at my age.
                  Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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                  • #10
                    I have friends who swear by acupuncture!
                    link to my journal http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread97129.html

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                    • #11
                      I concur with Marthat, I use progesterone cream and it's working for me. The cream also stopped my excessive bleeding. It's very gentle on your system, no side effects. From what I've read most women are estrogen dominant and are lacking progesterone, so the cream helps to balance your hormones.
                      Life is death. We all take turns. It's sacred to eat during our turn and be eaten when our turn is over. RichMahogany.

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                      • #12
                        hot flashes and night sweats

                        Hi,
                        Well I don't know much about on this topic. However, here you can see the discussion is going on by those women who is suffering from the same problem of hot flashes and night sweats Patient Comments: Hot Flashes - Describe Your Experience - Viewers Share Their Medical Experiences on MedicineNet
                        you can contact them and ask them personally how they recover, what are treatments they are having, or either you talk to your doctor for better recommendation

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                        • #13
                          According to my understanding, progesterone is considered the "mother hormone", as the body can make the other sex hormones from a base of progesterone. Interestingly, I am the opposite of you girls who are estrogen dominant. I am severely estrogen-deficient, which is the main situation that leads to hot flashes, as well as vaginal dryness. And the bio-identical progesterone has helped immensely in my situation too.

                          There are several different ways that the body enters menopause based on the presence and balance of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. And symptoms vary depending on what's going on. Interesting stuff and very helpful to figure out what is happening in your own body. Worth reading.

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                          • #14
                            OP, you're a stronger woman than I! It took a mere two months of waking up dripping in sweat, then freezing afterward to go the HRT route. Lowest dose possible. Six months. Done.
                            "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

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                            • #15
                              vlc and dong quai = zero hot flashes. i had a nightmare experience with a mirena iud for peri-menopause, so feel uncomfortable supplementing with hormones now.

                              i know other women who have done very well with bio-identical creams though.
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