Thank you so much, everyone for the tips. I will be trying all of them in one form or another. You ladies are the best! If we could all get together for real, I would have everyone running around barefoot, eating carnitas and other meats, dancing, making a huge racket. Hot flashes would be banned, as would any other unpleasant thing that we could just spear and do away with.
I've starting taking a herbal supplement that I chose carefully. It is rather expensive but luckily it was on sale and I had a discount. I have a 60-day supply and I'm committed to taking it for that long, barring some type of bad side effect. I will give up anything except meat and veg! I am cutting back on fruit, something I know I need to do. I eat way too much - I have been eating an apple AND a banana AND an orange AND a cup of berries every day. The wine has to go, too. As a respiratory therapist, it doesn't surprise me that positional changes can affect the body's ability to control temperature, so I'll be trying that immediately! If I have good results from making all these changes, I of course will not know which of the factors made the difference. But I need quick action, so I'd rather do everything and then add stuff back in rather than try one thing at a time.
The good news is that I slept this morning pretty well, no hot flash that I can remember. I got maybe 4.5 hours uninterrupted, which is a record these days.
We are having a whopper of a snowstorm. I had an adrenaline-filled drive home, once again thanking the tire gods for the studded ones on my car. It was quite a good feeling to pull into the garage, bring the door down and retreat to my cave. All kinds of strange noises as the snow falls off the roof. And to think I put my snowshoes away! I'll have to get them out again. Pretty sure choir will be cancelled tonight. I must admit I am relieved.
Had some chicken with good homemade bone broth and a couple of tablespoons of masala sauce added in. Delish.