Well, at least my alliteration skills are still intact.
My poor husband is really suffering with hot flashes. Seven or eight a night result in low quantity and quality of sleep, so fatigue is a becoming a major factor. And the fatigue and frustration are affecting him emotionally as well. He's been getting quarterly Lupron injections since April 2017, and has tried various dosages of venlafaxine (Effexor) and Megace but they seem to be of no help. Before that, he tried Gabapentin but was absolutely miserable and "foggy" so quickly gave up on that.
My husband emailed the doc today and his reply, which I was very disappointed in, basically stated that we were out of options except to discontinue Lupron for a while. I don't consider that an option and DH doesn't either.
Would love some input from you "gurus" and those who've had success with other options, especially estadiol gel or patches.