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    I am 49 years of age and hot flashes have hit home. I am looking more into
    natural remedies. I have had irregular periods for a year or two, and all
    other good stuff that goes with aging. If you have any suggestions please let
    me
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    It is interesting that you sent this post. I am 46 and have come to the
    realization that I too am in the early stages of menopause (this happened within
    the last 10 days). I have been experiencing hot flashes as well. When my
    mother went thru the change, she ate ice constantly to diminsh the intensity of
    the episodes. She never took any kind of supplements or drugs. It took her
    about 10 years to finally finish the process. I intend on doing pretty much the
    same thing. I do plan to exercise regularly, take vitamins, and consume as much
    essential fatty acids as I can. Alease
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    I hope no one minds me chiming in here....
    I am almost 34 and had a complete hysterectomy (I have no ovaries) at age 32
    and I take nothing (no HRT or ERT) and is said surgical menopause worse as body
    has not prepared for it as it would have naturally. Was explained to me as a car
    going from 60 to 0 slowly or instant. Surgical is the latter.
    I had gotten nightsweats and found when I increased my exercise, I don't
    notice them anymore. I have always walked everywhere (No car by choice, have
    never had one) but I increased it to 2 hours a day. In know this is not viable
    for everyone and I did not do it all at once, broke it up during the day. I get
    hotflashes rarely but when I do is very embarrassing if is in front of ppl, my
    face gets red and it must as though I have been drinking the day before (I don't
    drink).....
    Also is said caffeine makes them worse, nightsweats and hot flashes, I had WAY
    more problems with night sweats and I cut the caffeine also. I still don't
    injest it as I like being able to sleep sometimes now and I don't wake up with
    those anymore, maybe once in a while.
    When I feel the 'monster' mood coming, is different from when I got periods, I
    try to stay very aware of myself and remind myself this will pass and to not
    take it out on those around me. Positive attitude goes a LONG way. Such a long
    way that I when I quit smoking (6 months ago), no one realized for 3 weeks that
    I had quit and I work with ppl for a living.....
    But I will have to say exercise is the best thing I have found and studies done
    in Japan and other countries, women there don't get hotflashes due to being more
    active and their diet...
    I dunno if this was helpful but is how I have dealt with this so far and has
    worked for me and the taking of vitamins I also do....
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    Hi, I'm 47 & although I don't have hot flashes, I missed 2 periods & when it
    finally came, it has lasted 6 weeks! I realized I must be starting
    menopause. I just read last week in Women's World that a woman who had really
    bad
    symptoms (& hormone therapy made it worse) took a supplement called remifren
    that
    her doctor recommended. It worked very well for her. The main ingredient is
    black cohash. I bought some last weekend although I got the Walmart generic
    brand. It's already working. The period has almost stopped & will probably be
    completely gone within another day or two. So I definitely recommend this!
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    I found a site that has alot of wonderful and helpful information concerning
    menopause and perimenopause. It is http://www.hormonalhappiness.com. This site is
    owned by a lady named Rhonda Beagan and she does all she can to help educate
    women and find more healthful and natural solutions to our "problems" rather
    than just blindly follow the same old path.
    She also has a yahoo group. It is called Natural Menopause.
    I started using progesterone cream and it has relieved my hot flashes, night
    sweats and that awful "feel like you're about to come out of your skin" feeling.
    I am not saying Rhonda will have the answers to your particular problem but
    this group is full of very supportive women trying to help each other. I don't
    even get to post there because of my limited time on the computer, but I have
    read and learned alot from them.
    Hope this helps.
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    I am also in my 40's and experiencing the same problems. I started taking a
    natural product called Estraval by Melaleuca. It is made of soy, black cohash,
    and dong quai. It is working well for me for the hot flashes, night sweats, and
    moods.

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    Just a quick warning. I have hot flashes too, I was thinking about
    trying Estraval
    or something like it and the manager at the health food store told me if
    you take medication for thyroid problems (as in Synthroid) you can have
    problems with soy based hormones.
    Make sure you do your research before you try any new meds, even natural
    herbs and such.

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    Default Re: HOT FLASHES

    Hot flashes sometimes can cause sleep disorder and the best advice about that is to take a shower before going to sleep. Eating healthy foods and a regular exercise is also advisable.


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