I am a 65 year old woman who has been having hot flashes and night sweats for 15 years with no sign of it stopping. I have tried all kinds of alternative therapies including acupuncture and herbal remedies but nothing helps. I was taking HRT for 2 years - and that worked - but my doctor has asked me to stop because I had 3 episodes (one after the other) of visual disturbances 4 months ago but nothing since and no headaches. I am going slowly round the bend. Any ideas?View Thread
Thank you for your response. I found that useful. I have a very good doctor who listens and she has now offered antidepressants. I 'm not sure I want to go down that path and have decided to live with these symptoms in the hope they will one day disappear. My concern about antidepressants is based on long term use - either I take them long term or if I stop the symptoms will return (which is what has happened with HRT). I'm trying mind over matter at the moment! PastcaringView Thread
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