- April 3, 2007 at 6:32 pm #239986BiggerPiggyBankParticipant
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
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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