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Ima Spedtcher 07-16-2018 07:50 PM!
I think it is official- I am having night sweats, it has been happening often enough that I can not just blame it on my blankets, or hot nights, or my husband putting off heat.....night sweats suck. Does anyone have any tips to help?

Zia 07-16-2018 07:53 PM

I went from 0-60 with menopause at 32 due to a complete hysterectomy. The nights are no joke. :( A friend got me "menopause jammies" and I swear they helped!

I'm sending you hugs.

PoohBear 07-16-2018 09:28 PM

Hot flash
Nothing got rid of it completely but black cohosh pills and a ceiling fan helped.

Ima Teacher 07-16-2018 10:17 PM

I found a cooling pad that is fantastic. It looks like a blue cloth ice pack, but it is self-cooling. I found mine in a medical supply store, but they make a similar one for dogs that is cheaper. <!--giggle-->

It helps to prevent hot flashes at night. I also have a ceiling fan on all the time. When those donít help, I put small pearl ice packs on the inside of my wrists and back of my neck.

Wearing loose-fitting, cotton pajamas helps, too.

Right now DH is under two blankets and has three dogs snuggled next to him. Iím on top of the covers with ceiling fan on and stand fan on, and air on 68į.

noonespecial 07-17-2018 03:51 AM

Night sweats are the worst! I bought a cooling pillow at Target. It has cooling material inside. I also bought cooling sheets from Serta that I found. Both help, but theyíre not completely gone. A fan only contributed to my sinus issues and made them worse.

No one ever told me how much ďreaching a certain stageĒ was going to stink! <!--grumpy-->

Elyssa 07-17-2018 04:03 AM

Two words:
Bioidentical hormones. You won't get them from your regular OB/GYN. They will offer you synthetic hormone made from horse urine.

Find a good naturopath or doctor of osteopathy. You do not have to suffer.

readandweep 07-17-2018 04:33 AM

I have found that evening primrose oil supplements and birth control pills help.

Also watching the sugar and booze consumption.

But like PP, I keep the air on 68. Good thing I live alone!

MAsped 07-17-2018 04:35 AM

Continue the (preferably all-natural) tips guys, so I can make note of these when I start to encounter it! :):D

NatureLvr 07-17-2018 06:00 AM

I got some pajamas made from bamboo and they helped. Also, I have a Dyson Air Multiplier bladeless fan with a remote that I can turn on or off at night as needed.

KellyTeachTX 07-17-2018 06:27 AM

Elyssa, My dr put me on the lowest dose of estrogen (called Estrodial) and have been on it since my hysterectomy in Feb.
it helps, but I’m concerned about taking hormones :confused:
He said it’s fine, but, hmmmm,
I think I’ll look in my area to find the kind of hormones you recommend

kidsrme11 07-17-2018 06:28 PM

I just started primrose supplement and I think it's working. I've only been doing it for a few days but I haven't had the problem since I started. Maybe I'm just lucky??? It's worth a try! Others have sworn by it. <!--popsicle--><!--popsicle--><!--popsicle-->

Ima Spedtcher 07-17-2018 08:08 PM

Thanks for the tips! I did get some primrose oil- took my first dose last may have helped some.

My other problem is that Iím normally cold- except when a hot flash I have been going back and forth between being bundled with blankets to throwing all the blankets off the bed then back to being is really screwing up my sleep.

What really pisses me off is when you google this most of the tips are:
Lose weight
Relax (reduce stress)
Donít smoke

I am not overweight, I exercise regularly, I donít smoke, and I control my stress. This is not my fault, I didnít cause this, and if this were a male problem, it wouldnít be a problem anymore because they would have cured the issue.

Imagine if that was the advice given to men if they had an issue with their reproductive aging :D

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