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I used a "chillow" at night for sleeping.  It is like a cold pack one refrigerated that is placed in a cover.  I also used 100% cotton nightgowns, sheets, and alight cotton blanket.  I drank lots of ice water.

During the day I wore cotton tops.  I used a hand held fan when needed.  After 10 years the hot flashes stopped. 

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It is a good diet, was not easy though if being honest :-) I also eased into it, I was never very fond of veggies but today I almost eat all of them, lol. It's all about finding recipes that suit your taste. The sugar I reduced on a monthly basis, I started by removing 1/2 a tsp per month, now I am sugar-free :-) I also tested different coffees, I went from normal coffee to percolator and then found chocolate coffee beans for the percolator, now I'm hooked, lol :-) Baby steps gets it done :-)

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@BronwynM413834  Sounds like a good, healthy diet. I don't know if I could do it.  I'd have to really ease in to it, lol!

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Hi, Cirice :-)

 

I cut out sugar, processed foods and things like bread, rice, cereals, etc. I added yogurt, full cream, and a bit more veggies. It allowed me to be myself again, lol.

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Hi Bronwyn Smiley Happy

 

What changes did you make to your diet that helped you? Who know... maybe it will help me, too!

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Hi, all :-)

 

I am only turning 40 this year, yet, I have had all those symptoms for about 6 years already. It started soon after my hysterectomy. So, naturally, I thought menopause or hormones. I went from one doctor the to next and no one could tell me why I was having all these symptoms except that it was not menopause or hormones.

 

After trying hormone tabs and other medications, that did nothing, I eventually got to a doctor who suggested it might be sugar. So, I had my sugar levels tested and wham, that was it. I changed my diet and most of the symptoms disappeared. I can only hope that by the time menopause actually hits me it will be a bit less of an inconvenience than that time was for me, lol :-)

 

Thanks for sharing all the great advice as well, interesting read :-)

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Yes, I have never heard of wild yam cream? Where you get it? Thank You

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That sounds great! I am hoping it will work for me, too.
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I have a prescription for 0.1 mg of Clonidine daily. I take half of the pill at noon and the other half right before bed at about midnight. No more hot flashes. I take two other meds for my high blood pressure, one in the morning and one at night. I was experiencing high blood pressure in the middle of the day until I started taking the Clonidine at noon. It lasts me longer than two hours, so I'm happy and so is my doctor.

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Was the endocrinologist able to help you? What were their findings? I saw my doctor a couple of days ago and she agreed to prescribe a small dose of Clonidine for me to take daily. She knew all about that study they had done on it; the study was like 30 years ago, and she said the medicine is no longer used for blood pressure because it only lasts about 2 hours and one would have to take multiple pills a day. However, it is still available so she prescribed a very low dose and warned me my BP might go down very low for 2 hours and to be aware. I have to pick up the Rx today, and will start it tomorrow morning. We will see. (fingers crossed).
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