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Old 06-18-2015, 07:03 AM
 
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The thing is there is not much research going into treatment for menopause. When it comes to women's health, it seems like it is on the short end of the stick and menopause is on the very bottom of that list. Maybe someone, someday will invest in research for our daughters & grand-daughters when they reach this age.


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The other thing is that, at least in my world, women don't talk about this; they'll post on Facebook what they ate for lunch or even the details of what they ate for lunch going bad (TMI), but no one ever admits to having a hot flash or asks what others do about it? With the help of hair color and plastic surgery, guess we're all "eternally youthful" today, LOL...
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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The other thing is that, at least in my world, women don't talk about this; they'll post on Facebook what they ate for lunch or even the details of what they ate for lunch going bad (TMI), but no one ever admits to having a hot flash or asks what others do about it? With the help of hair color and plastic surgery, guess we're all "eternally youthful" today, LOL...

I agree. Of course, I'm sure everyone around me is so tired of me saying, "D@mn hot flash" every few hours or so.

To talk about women's issues is still taboo. But as long as you look pretty, who cares.



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Old 06-18-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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Okay, so... Maybe I'm crazy or imagining it, but I think I've had fewer hot flashes in the past 24 hours on 80 mg. soy isoflavone per day. Fingers crossed!
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Old 06-19-2015, 07:32 PM
 
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Okay, so... Maybe I'm crazy or imagining it, but I think I've had fewer hot flashes in the past 24 hours on 80 mg. soy isoflavone per day. Fingers crossed!


You convinced me. I just ordered some via Amazon. I figured I have tried just about everything else. Why not?



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Old 06-21-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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You convinced me. I just ordered some via Amazon. I figured I have tried just about everything else. Why not?



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I'm definitely having fewer, but still having them, so I'm upping the dose from 80 to 120. Again, I have no guidance on this! They say it takes 8-12 weeks to work, but I can't wait, LOL.
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Old 06-21-2015, 09:43 AM
 
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I'm definitely having fewer, but still having them, so I'm upping the dose from 80 to 120. Again, I have no guidance on this! They say it takes 8-12 weeks to work, but I can't wait, LOL.

How are the other symptoms-the mood swings, the weight gain, etc. etc.?



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Old 06-22-2015, 07:10 AM
 
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How are the other symptoms-the mood swings, the weight gain, etc. etc.?



Cat
I haven't actually weighed myself yet, but would swear I've lost a little. No other symptoms. Again, I'm still having them, but maybe six or eight a day down from what I would've sworn was every hour on the hour. Stay tuned.
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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I have been suffering from hot flashes/night sweats for about 2 years now due to premenopause. I tried many things which did not work and I am too scared to try antidepressents. Few months ago, based on glowing reviews, I bought OCT pregestrone cream from Amazon. I was reluctant to use it because it is a hormone and I don't want to mess up my body. But after getting 15-20 night sweats a night and not getting any sleep night after night, I decided to give it a try. I started 3 weeks ago and I am feeling so good. It stopped my hot flashes/night sweats from the first day of use. I sleep like a baby, wake up all rested, my moods are better, even my skin looks better. I haven't felt this good since this whole thing started. I am still little afraid because I read it can accumulate in your body and cause some problems but I am so reluctant to stop. Only side effect I had was some weird dreams I get. I did lower the dosage, so I am only using half the recommended dosage. It may not be for everyone but I just wanted to put it out there.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:03 PM
 
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I have been suffering from hot flashes/night sweats for about 2 years now due to premenopause. I tried many things which did not work and I am too scared to try antidepressents. Few months ago, based on glowing reviews, I bought OCT pregestrone cream from Amazon. I was reluctant to use it because it is a hormone and I don't want to mess up my body. But after getting 15-20 night sweats a night and not getting any sleep night after night, I decided to give it a try. I started 3 weeks ago and I am feeling so good. It stopped my hot flashes/night sweats from the first day of use. I sleep like a baby, wake up all rested, my moods are better, even my skin looks better. I haven't felt this good since this whole thing started. I am still little afraid because I read it can accumulate in your body and cause some problems but I am so reluctant to stop. Only side effect I had was some weird dreams I get. I did lower the dosage, so I am only using half the recommended dosage. It may not be for everyone but I just wanted to put it out there.
Do you have a name or link? Wonder what the potential side effects are... It can't be very potent if it's OTC, but maybe it's just potent enough!
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:18 PM
 
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Some advise for sleeping? Apart from fans, get rid of all your synthetic bedding. Use cotton sheets and pillows or covers made from cotton or down. Those synthetics do not breathe like the natural fibers and will make you hot and sweat more.

Back when I went through menopause I bought a buckwheat pillow. Oh, yeah, that stayed very nice and cool on my head. Do they still make those?

It's been about 20 years since I went through menopause, but since moving to South Florida I am ALWAYS HOT. Anything I can find to stay cool, I try it.
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