It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Menopause Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-08-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3
Naturals1010 HB User
Hot MaMa Needs Help!!!!

I am 54 and have been going through menopause for 10 years now. I am healthy, exercise regularly, do not smoke, drink in moderation, eat as natural as is possible and take vitamin supplements. I had a hysterectomy 8/2009 due to prolapse. Recently, the past 2 or 3 years, my hot flashes have become so violent I was forced to go on estrogen (without progesterone) pills. Besides profuse sweating my heartbeat would accelerate to 130-150 beats per minute (I am normally 70 beats per minute) and I would become extremely lightheaded, dizzy and nauseous. I had to weigh my disdain for taking these pills against the possibility of a stroke due to increased blood pressure during these episodes. I have tried herbs (Don Quoi, primrose oil, vitex (to name a few), a natural progesterone cream, numerous synergistic womenís wellness products found in health food stores, and even a Chinese herbal mixture.
I really need help!!! I fear the potential cancer implications of taking estrogen pills. I have led a life of dealing with health problems in as natural a way as possible, avoiding medication, and want so desperately to get off these pills. I occasionally go off them for weeks at a time, and have tried 2 days on 1 day off and every other day, but the flashes return with a vengeance. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

 
Old 07-08-2010, 01:03 PM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
braveheart226's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 469
braveheart226 HB User
Re: Hot MaMa Needs Help!!!!

Have you tried black cohosh? I was having really wicked hot flashes and night sweats
and I started taking cohosh just because it felt like my last resort...and it has reduced my symptoms remarkably. I've been on one pill (it also has soy in it) for the past six weeks and I got relief after only a couple of days.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 07-08-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3
Naturals1010 HB User
Re: Hot MaMa Needs Help!!!!

Thank you for your reply! Black Cohosh was one of the other herbs I have tried but to no avail. Maybe it's time I try again, it has been a few years. Again, thank you!

 
Old 07-08-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
Inactive
(female)
 
lKaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 387
lKaz HB User
Re: Hot MaMa Needs Help!!!!

Hi ladies,
Naturals1010, <edited> And if you do try Black Cohosh again (which didnt work for me), I've heard it works best in combination with soy isoflavones. Good luck & God bless, ~Karen

Last edited by mod-anon; 08-15-2010 at 01:02 PM.

 
Old 07-08-2010, 05:49 PM   #5
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 3
Naturals1010 HB User
Re: Hot MaMa Needs Help!!!!

Hi Karen:

Thank you so very much for your recommendation! <edited>

Again thank you for your kindness and, God Bless you too!

Last edited by mod-anon; 08-15-2010 at 01:03 PM.

 
Closed Thread

Tags
hot flashes, menopause, natural remedies



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:50 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!