My first post in this group, but I am SO tired of interrupted sleep. My menopause symptoms started in 2000, flushes, night sweats, awful sleep etc. I went on HRT patches until 2007, and it was magic! All my symptoms vanished within a few days Then I was diagnosed with DCIS (pre breast cancer), and was not allowed HRT any more. I cam off gradually to try to avoid rebound symptoms, but hey-ho they all came back.
For 9 years now, I haven't had 1 whole night's sleep. The most sleep I can get is 90 minutes at a time, but it's usually just 1 hour at a time, because the night sweat will be starting which wakes me up, and gives me palpitations.
I'm exhausted. And I'm sure it's not doing my health any good either.
I've tries so many other things eg herbal, acupuncture, magnets! Even a few prescribed sleeping tablets. Nothing stops the heat!
Has anyone tried clonidine? I've heard of it, but don't know if it's worth asking my GP.