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

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    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.
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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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    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.

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    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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    Quote 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!
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    Quote 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!
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    Quote 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!
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    Black cohosh (NOT blue cohosh). Works for about half of menopausal women.

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    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.
    Starting Primal June 2012 at 148.5lbs, goal weight in November 2012.
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    Primal, minus eggs, dairy and a myriad of other allergens.

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    I have friends who swear by acupuncture!

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