Cuppie I read your post and it could of been wrote by me, I am going through the same exact thing..........Boy the 50's are going to be fun! I don't know if I would rather have my periods back or continue being bombarded with these bolts of heat that over come me that are impossible to hide from those around me due to the fact I have turned 3 shades of red and sweat is pouring down my head, neck and body.
I have done allot and continue to read hoping to find a miracle treatment to rid of these hot flashes once and for all but this far no luck!
I have done BHRT which reduced the hot flashes as well as other symptoms by 90%. BHRT was so expensive; the cost of just the blood work alone was a few hundred dollars. For some reason my doctor at the time said this blood work could not be submitted to my insurance company. I simply quit treatments after a few months I could no longer afford the product, doctor appointments and further lab work.
I then went to our local health food store to try a similar product but didn't even have close to the same success with the results. I also tried PhytoEstrogen made by Solaray; this did not work at all, a waste of money.
I try to eat healthy, allot of soy products, salmon, fruits and mostly vegetables. I do love my chocolate and from I read sweets can trigger t flashes Ugh.....why does being a women have to be so darn difficult!
So please Cuppie if you find your miracle answer Please send it to me.....We can get through this!
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