Good morning Ladies, I am wondering what you have done to combat these terrible hot flashes and night sweats?!? It is very disruptive to my sleep since I get them every 1-2 hrs....become drenched in sweat...turn on fan....then freeze when it's finally over. I have tried black cohosh and peppermint oil...did not work. I refuse effexor- I was on it before and had nasty side effects. I have acupuncture appointment on the 29th. Just wondering if any other alternatives you have tried. Thanks 😊
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I’m not suffering as much as you but some nights I wake up drenched and it’s so uncomfortable..I sleep in a thin cotton t-shirt which is more comfy..I chuck it off if it gets too sweaty though..I usually get up for a wander but then dread getting back into sweaty sheets...ugh!!
I know if I drink alcohol it’s worse so I’ve cut down drastically..however I’ve not found a remedy so I’m no help whatsoever..I can sympathise with you though
All the best
Hi Aimee. I'm sorry I don't have any good remedies to give you but I can truly relate. I posted before that if I were looking at my night dance of hot and cold from a distance it would remind me of an Abbott and Costello comedy routine from years ago. I also am waking up every few hours every night. I am just trying to live with it. I was warned it would happen.
I empathize totally! I was spared the hot flashes through menopause but not now unfortunately. You mention you have been on Effexor before. I wonder if you were on the low dose of 37.5 mgm or were you on the higher dose. Of course we all react differently but the low dose has done a very good job for me. I still get them but they are less frequent and less severe. The only side effects was some insomnia the first 3-4 weeks and lost 10 lbs (didn’t mind that). Otherwise, I can’t say I have any other tips for you. Best of luck....
When I was on tamoxifen I had appalling night sweats and around 20 hot flushes every day. I found that changing the brand of tamoxifen and changing the time of day I took the tablets helped enormously. I don't know if that would work for other medication or if it's possible. I also carried a spray can of water and kept a sports towel in a water bottle in the fridge. You have my sympathy.
Lupron finally forced me into menopause. The hot flashes felt like someone was lighting my face and neck on fire. Fast forward to now (approximately two years later, age 50) and my hot flashes are still with me though not quite as bad. I cover my pillow with a breathable cover (sometimes even a towel) for night hot flashes. Its easier to throw a towel in the wash than to change my pillow cases daily. When driving, I wear my coat backwards so I can easily remove it if a hot flash strikes. I wear mostly workout wicking clothing because I can't stand to sweat in "regular clothes". My hair is short so the back of my neck doesn't drench my hair. Fans throughout the house so I can turn one on and stand in front of it when a flash hits. In the summer, I have ice packs in the freezer that I can grab and place on my lower back. Lastly, I take Effexor 75 and 37.5.
It seems that I am an extreme case as my hot flashes are usually met with humor or a "duh, I don't know" response from doctors. I hope that yours goes away in time.
Rick Simpson Oil at night helps tremendously. If you can make it yourself from marijuana, it will ease your anxiety, help you sleep, and keep the major hot flashes away while you sleep.