Wow! I thought I went into menopause late @ 53. I'm 56 and had hot flashes from 43 after giving birth to my last child until 55 and they started getting easier. I thought I might of had a thyroid condition for them to last so long but they have almost disappeared by now. I still wake up hot and sweaty sometimes but I sleep on a temperpedic type mattress and have been told it makes you hotter. People made fun of me having a child in my 40's but some of you could've had one in your 60's. Ain't life grand!View Thread
I'm 55 yrs old,I also have 5 fibroid tumors that are golfball size and have known about them since the sonogram before my daughter was born who is 12, and she planted herself in the middle of two of them. (What a miracle). I take black cohash and have taken it for 12 years and it helps. The hot flashes were so severe in the beginning for about 10 years that they would come on and last about 30 minutes and flush my face and ears so bad it would burn. They are starting to be less and less for the past 2 years where they only come on quick and leave as fast, and I break a sweat and then if it is cool, I will get cold now. The hot flashes are worse than the pms and heavy periods I used to have. I tried everything and I don't take hormones but without the black cohash they are worse. Good luck and I hope yours do not last as many years as mine have.View Thread
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