After a brutally hot summer and hot flashes on top of that, I was looking forward to the cooler weather. I thought that since I hate the cold it may feel kind of good to combat it with a hot flash. Silly me. All it really is is just one uncomfortable experience after another.
I feel your pain. I wish that the cooler months made a difference,but when the furnace is an internal one, there's not much we can do. I dress in layers and have a fan near my desk at work. Some women carry personal fans in their purses. Taking black cohosh helps me, intially (but then doesn't after awhile).Maybe it can work for you.
I am determined not to take any treatments for menopause symptoms. The hot flashes are uncomfortable, but since for now that is the only symptom I have, I will just let them run their course. I feel so bad for the women on here who have horrible mood swings and panic attacks. I guess I can expect any number of symptoms from here on.
Hi Mommyfix, looks like you probably live not too far away from where I am.
I haven't had any hot flashes (except for night sweats, I had a few of those), but I feel colder than I ever felt in my life. Cold hands, cold feet. I don't seem to have thyroid issues other than feeling cold but, I am wondering if I will actually have hot flashes at all.
Cold intolerance is not a good thing for a Canadian. We're supposed to be pretty tough about cold weather, but I feel like a total wuss (if that's how it's spelled). I would like to spend my life under fuzzy blankets.
That sounds horrible Kittylady. I hate the cold and would definitely not want to have cold flashes. I just wonder if my hot flashes will stay the same as they are or could they get worse over time. I remember my mother having them so bad her face would get bright red and the sweat would be running down her face. She ended up getting hormone shots.