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hot flashes

Posted by @grandmanet in Women's Health, Jul 28, 2012

Have been having severe hot flashes for going on 5 years now!! Am taking Black Cohosh and progesterone creme (21 days/mo) - still do not see much improvement. I had a complete hyster when I was 27 - so didn't think I would be facing this!
Any ideas out there that has worked for you?

Tags: womens health, Other, Hot Flahses


Posted by @dwalls1, Aug 22, 2012

If your looking for something other than hormones you might trying Clonidine. It is a blood pressure med I think. My oncologist gave that to me and it helped at a loe dose.


Posted by @grandmanet, Aug 23, 2012

Thanks - I may ask my Dr about that - my BP is already low so this may not work for me - but I'm willing to try anything at this point!


Posted by @dwalls1, Aug 24, 2012

I really feel for you. I had a hysterectomy and my hot flashes were so bad at night that i didn't feel that I would be able to live like that. I am now taking premerin because I had other problems but the clonidine was a life saver. Please let me know how you are doing.


Posted by @grandmanet, Aug 24, 2012

I took Premarin for years after the hyster. but since it is estrogen - I didn't think I should be on it for 30+ years so I took myself off - ever since then the hot flashes started - I am almost ready to go back on the estrogen and risk breast cancer than put up with these I hope my Dr has some better advice next Wed when I see him. Thanks for the support.


Posted by @grandmanet, Sep 12, 2012

Well - went back to Dr and he has put me back on a mild dose of Estrogen - Soy based - so is a low risk of breast cancer/heart disease. Only been on it less than a week - no change yet....

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