I've used a generic brand from Wal-Mart that worked well for me. It has Black Cohosh and some Soy. Estroven is the name. Also, I've read of something called ICool. Mine was so bad I contemplated shaving my head( medium-long thick hair) and not even my grandchildren could handle sitting on my lap at times. I was a heating pad turned on high. Good luck.View Thread
Hey JanLynn, Have you considered this to be one of the aspects(side effects rather) of menopause? If this is centered around the mamograms and/or breast biopsys(sp) you may have had, this is a normal, sort of 'knee jerk' reaction to the fear, concern and all of the unknown, uncertainty. I've experienced it 3 times on my right and once on my left breast. It is a terrible feeling, and discussing these things with your Dr will better able him/her to console and inform you. Perhaps suggest someone to talk with about your concerns.
Technically, menopause is when there is an absense of menses for 1yr (12 mo). This could be peri-menopause, the time leading up to menopause. Are you having any other symptoms associated with this, like hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, emotion rollercoaster, etc...?
If you read some of the other discussions pertaining to menopause and peri-menopause you may find some helpful information.View Thread
No, I was experiencing them before beginning the flaxseed oil capsules(about 3-4 yrs prior), and have been taking them once daily for the last yr and 8 mo. I had an endometrial ablation Nov 2010 with tubal ligation to end the menacing peri-pausal periods(it worked great for me). Since the ablation the night sweats have remained pretty much the same, although the hot flashes have increased frequency and intensity.
So, (doing the math out loud; 2.5 yrs post ablation, 1.5 yrs post flaxseed oil, 2.0 yrs post increases) the ablation and tubal gave me a 'booster' so to speak, and depending on how long these pausal symptoms are suppose to last, it's anybodys guess if the flaxseed oil is a contributing factor. The only way to find out is to stop takiing it for a time.
I was agressive in lowering my cholesterol naturally since I could not tolerate the medication to do so. Went from 275 to 229(4.5 to 2.4) in 8 mos. Changed my diet, added activities, started taking EPA/DHA Omega 3 capsules and flaxseed oil capsules. So, once again, I don't know if it was the flaxseed oil itself, or the combination. I'm guessing the combination as I look at all the numbers.View Thread
Anon_6061, Thanx for the link, very interesting. I'm not the original poster so I hope she is following and reads the 2nd paragraph.
I have been using Flaxseed oil in capsule form to help with high cholesterol, and was wondering about the link with hot flashes and night sweats you mentioned.Guess you can't win with one and not loose with another.View Thread
Anon_6061, Out of curiosity from you mentioning Flax(seed), could you expound abit more of your knowledge with this supplement possibly increasing estrogen level and effects of hot flashes? Or post a link with further information? Thanx much!View Thread
Yes, you can ask a pharmacist or staff member in a pharmacy for help locating them in the store(Wal-Mart, Walgreens). Try looking in or near the supplement isle, Estrogen/ven comes to mind. You should possibly ask your Dr for recommendations if you are under his care for any other health concerns first before trying anything new.View Thread