For us who have hot flashes
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For us who have hot flashes
LOL! Love it!
LOL! Not quite there yet, but should be fairly soon!
That or power surges..too funny, Kernkate...how are the Pocono's...still miss them!
I have my own personal summer - permanently, it seems!
For those who haven't yet experienced the *joy* of menopause, there IS an OTC supplement that really does work for the night sweats - Estroven. You can take it with or without HRT too.
Karen, a friend of mine swears by Estroven. She also warned that she tried a generic brand once and it was NOT the same.
Nothing helps my heat waves. I took ERT for years after my hysterectomy but it didn't help that aspect. I just carry several folding fans in my purses and fan like crazy.
Deek, the Pocono area is starting to finally get the spring look! All the fields and farms in our area are coming to life. I just love this time of year
LOL! I can handle the hot flashes okay, it's the brain issues that are getting me - faulty memory, fuzzy thinking, lack of concentration, forgetfulness...
I guess the upside is I can't hold a grudge even if I wanted to. I can't remember who I'm mad at.
I recently saw a magnet that read:
I am still hot!
It just comes in flashes now.
I thought it was funny too!!
Mommmie - the lack of concentration is HUGE for me! For a while, I was convinced I had adult onset ADD. Seriously! LOL Now I realize it is due to menopause.
lack of concentration is a MAJOR symptom of depression also. Don't always blame your age.
Yep, sure is, and I realize that. And in all honesty, in light of the past couple years, that could be a distinct possibility. But I'm on Paxil, and I have been depressed in my life before, and I honestly don't feel depressed. I really think, in my case, it's due to menopause. But that's always a good thing to consider, Bea.
Not depression for me, thank goodness (had it when I was 17-18 so I recognize it).
I haven't had depression with my menapause but, boy the hot flashes and night sweats are always reminding me that Im getting older.
I use a generic brand of estrogen and it helps some but, not a whole lot. Maybe next time i will try the name brand and compare.
Barb, I am on Cenestin, and when the hot flashes are really bad, particularly the night sweats, I use Estroven for a while and it helps a lot. I *thought* I was pretty much through the worst of it, but the last few weeks, it seems to have gotten its second wind!
karen..I love estroven..it has helped immensely..even with my foggy brain!
Kernkate..isnt it a beautiful Spring..yesterday was amazing..
Of course, i read this thread yesterday morning..went to church and had a massive hot flash ..if I wasn't so uncomfortable I would have laughed!!
I didn't realize the foggy brain as you girls put it had to do with menapause. I used to be so organized and a head of myself with every thing and it seems like any more Iv becomes a last minute person on things and i don't like this.
Im a warm blooded person already and have been for years but, with the menapause it's worse. My doctor has told me for years that I was to young for menapause and I said then tell my body this.