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grandmanet
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hot flashes

Posted by @grandmanet, 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?

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dwalls1
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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.


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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!


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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.


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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 …lol. I hope my Dr has some better advice next Wed when I see him. Thanks for the support.


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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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