Originally Posted by sjde
Do you think these measures work better than the natuaral measures usually advised for hot flashes? Because I tried those and nothing helped much.
Sue, it was adding in the magnesium that really helped me, not the calcium. I take it in a 1:0.5 ratio, which would be like 500 mg calcium and 250 mg magnesium. Some people even take a 1:1. Though you have to be careful as too much magnesium can give you diarrhea.
I think the relief people get from natural measures for hot flashes is very individualized. Some find a great deal of relief, others a bit, and others none at all. Just have to try and see if what works for you.
What seems to really cause the sleeplessness with the hot flashes is actually the anxiety that accompanies the hot flash. I was "fortunate"?? in that at the same time I was having hot flashes I was also having the crashing fatigue, so I'd wake up in a sweat bath, but so exhausted I couldn't even dry off and would just fall right back asleep, soggy but in a sleep of total exhaustion.