My 6 week check up was great. Except for being released to go back to work tomorrow night. :-(
I talked to her about the hot flashes. Vitamin E is supposed to help and she put me on a non-hormonal treatment that is supposed to help. But now that I read about the drug I may regret taking it. I will for a few days and see how it makes me feel. Not sure that I am real comfortable taking it. :-(
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Has anyone found anything to help with the relief of hot flashes???
I had my surgery on July 10th. Robot assisted and everything removed.
I have my 6 week checkup shortly and I will talk to my Dr about what can be done but she already knows that I don't want to be put on HRT.
I do have hot flashes and night sweats constantly. My poor fiance is going crazy at night. Blankets on blankets off. A fan at the foot of the bed, a fan on the side of the bed pointed at me and the AC on 65.
I am also having problems staying asleep. Probably because of the hot flashes.
I have had great results with my surgery, no pain at all but these hot flashes are driving me crazy.
I read today that no caffeine helps, I have been trying to ween myself off of caffeine. Vitamin E is supposed to help and the Black Cohosh, or however it's spelled.
Has anyone had any good results with taking care of hot flashes without HRT?
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Evening primrose oli doesn't make a bit of difference for me, so when my current bottle is gone, I won't buy another.
I keep a cold wet washcloth on a plate on my bedside table, so I can cool myslf off at night when I get overheated. I spend a lot of time without covers.
Some older ladies told me that drinking lots of water helps.
I'm coping fine without hormones. Since I had my hysterectomy for endometrial cancer, I'm not sure I'd be a candidate for HRT, anyway. Everything was removed - I had the robot-assisted surgery, so I just have five small incision marks on my upper abdomen. My surgery was July of 2012, so I'm more than 6 months out.
My doc told me to take Vitamin E for hot flashes. I have also heard that Primrose oil works too.
I just suffer through them...there is a lot of stripping going on in this house. Weird since I have always been cold. My husband is very confused at night with me taking off blankets then shivering minutes later. The hardest part is staying asleep for me with at least 3 flashes during the night.
Hi~ I had (and still have some) bad hot flashes after an emergency hysterectomy last year (they took both ovaries too). It took some time to get them under control. I'm not able to take the hormones due to the endometriosis they found, which had leaked fluid into the abdominal area. I would definetely talk to your doctor. Be careful with natural treatments if you aren't allowed to take hormones as some mimic estrogen in your body and can trick both the good and bad responses. I layer clothing and keep a fan near my bed and my desk at work. You can also try to keep track of what triggers them, some women seem to have different ones. Hang in there. It might take some time to work it all out, but if you persist you will find something that works for you. The first nurse practioner I talked to after the surgery said I could expect to have them until my 50s...since I was only 38 at the time I told her that wasn't an option, we had better look into something else. No way I was going to deal with those for the next 25 years.
I was not allowed by my oncologist to take hormones of any kind, but it was recommended by my regular physician to try Black Cohosh. This is working wonderfully for me to help with the hot flashes/cold chills, and sleeping. I take 80 mg in the am and pm with my meals. Make sure to get the Standardized extract. Check to make sure that it does not interfere with your meds before taking. Hope this helps!
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I had my complete hysterectomy 3 years ago, and just like you i thought i was losing my mind. My hot flashes got so bad that I would start to panic and hyperventilate. I would run my in cold water. I don't know why but it really helped. Your hot flashes will get worse before they get better. I am going to suggest to you to try drinking soy milk. Soy milk has natural hormones in it that help. Also try to say cool, and think cool. I know that with me, if i started to worry about having a hot flash, I would get a hot flash. I recently started on Amberen and it is help as well. good luck!
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Did you talk to your Dr. about it? I'm on the Estradiol patch, and (knock on wood), no hot flashes, just insomnia, which a year plus later is finally getting better. Maybe your dosage needs to be adjusted? Sorry to hear about the prolapse! Hang in there!
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My Hot Flashes are getting worse! My hysterectomy was in August and they suddenly are getting worse! I cant hide them I am so RED! I was put on Estridiol and thats not helping! I am losing my mind! This is not a way to live. And I have surgery again in May to put the mesh in to hold up my vagina and bladder that prolapsed. Is anyone going through what I am ! :( ~d
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