Hi. Any advice welcome. Years of trying but NHS have not helped just lots of shoulder shrugging and annoying sad faces. Chemo at 38 left me fully in menopausal, almost overnight. Hideous flushing ever since. Endo and oncology will not consider and never have, any HRT. Endo on first meeting was alarmed at how low my oestrogen is and wondered how I managed to live but, after consult with professors in oncology there was no way they would prescribe due to hormone fed cancer 22 years ago. My low thyroid is now relatively stable on 100 Levo and 20mcg T3 plus suggested supplements but, I have not lost an ounce in weight. I am unable to to much activity as this causes massive over heating, very red face and head sweats that literally run down my face and drips on my cloths. This can be going up one flight of stairs. Fine if dressed for the gym but not if you are going to a meeting! Hoovering the lounge, and God help me if I Hoover the stairs. At least half an hour to recover. This has been going on for years. I hold down a full time professional role and continuously feel ashamed of how I must look to others. How can I look serious and engaged when I am more concerned with wiping my face and fanning myself like a crazy old lady. I get so hot it is impossible not to. I also worry about my general health. I cycle and walk a little but not enough to make much of a difference. Sorry this is long but had to explain? Thanks if you can help at all or suggest anyone that can help.x
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