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Can surmontil (trimipramine) be taken for hot flushes?

Can surmontil (trimipramine) be taken for hot flushes?

Not usually: Surmontil (trimipramine) is not a usual medication for hot flushes. Ssri's such as prozac, paxil, and Lexapro are, though. Effexor (venlafaxine) has also been shown to have effectiveness. ...Read more

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Hot Flashes (Definition)

Hot flashes are feelings of warmth that are most intense in the head, neck, and chest areas. They can result in extreme perspiration, which can lead to chills. Hot flashes are generally linked to menopause but might also be a result ...Read more


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What natural products can be used to combat symptoms coming off estrogen? (headache, mood swings, hot flushes)

What natural products can be used to combat symptoms coming off estrogen? (headache, mood swings, hot flushes)

Soy: Soy products, such as soy milk, tofu, and edemame, and foods containing these products have compounds in them that will help you transition off estrogen. ...Read more

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Is primrose an effective supplement for reducing hot flashes and ather menopausle symtops

Is primrose an effective supplement for reducing hot flashes and ather menopausle symtops

Not really: Evening primrose oil seems better suited for pms symptoms than for menopausal hot flashes. There are better alternatives for menopausal symptoms, such as black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://tinyurl.Com/m49nkes and sage (salvia officinalis): http://tinyurl.Com/lzjz8dn. ...Read more

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Are hot flashes after taking armour a bad side effect?

Are hot flashes after taking armour a bad side effect?

Thyroid replacement: Thyroid hormone replacement should make you feel better, and not give you side effects. The T3 (liothyronine) and other bovine stuff in armour may be responsible for your hot flashes. You should be on levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Oncologist started me on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for the hot flashes from tamoxifen.Taking it for 1 week extremely tired & nausea.Will benefits outweigh sideeffect?

Oncologist started me on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for the hot flashes from tamoxifen.Taking it for 1 week extremely tired & nausea.Will benefits outweigh sideeffect?

Probably not: Nausea and fatigue are common side effects of effexor (venlafaxine). They can resolve with continued use of the med but often require that the Effexor (venlafaxine) be stopped. There are other meds that can help the hot flashes. ...Read more

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I have tried prescription HRT for perimenopausal symptoms ( hot flashes, insomnia, fluid retention) with no relief. Now I'm trying Estroven. ??

I have tried prescription HRT for perimenopausal symptoms ( hot flashes, insomnia, fluid retention) with no relief. Now I'm trying Estroven.  ??

Another option: There are certain SSRI"S medications that can help with hot flashes other than estrogen products. Estroven is another form of estrogen that may or may not be effective if the other estrogen products failed. Talk to your MD about this option. ...Read more

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

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Can methadone cause hot flashes?

Diaphoresis: Not necessarily hot flashes, but more like profuse sweating. You may also experience lightheaded/dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, and constipation. If you have any serious side effects, such as trouble breathing or chest pain, contact your doctor and get evaluated right away. Take care. ...Read more

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Could gabapentin help with hot flashes?

Could gabapentin help with hot flashes?

Don't know: Let me know if it works. I recommend that you slowly titrate the dose. Gralise is a long acting form of Gabapentin that can be given once a day. Neurontin (gabapentin) is usually given three times a day. ...Read more

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What antidepressants can be combined with concerta? Combining concerta w/effexor led to fast hr, sweating, and hot flashes.

What antidepressants can be combined with concerta? Combining concerta w/effexor led to fast hr, sweating, and hot flashes.

Stimulant compatible: Methylphenidate is a stimulant, enhancing Dopamine and norepinephrine effects in the body. You had excessive stimulation from these neurotransmitters. Any antidepressant could be combined w/ Concerta if needed, even maois under extraordinary conditions. (very risky but sometimes the only solution). Your reaction suggests a safer choice is a pure ssri : prozac, lexapro, zoloft, paxil, (paroxetine) low dose 1st. ...Read more

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Which antidepressant is effective on hot flashes caused by menopause?

Which antidepressant is effective on hot flashes caused by menopause?

SSRI's: Many ssri's are. There are some good articles about effectiveness of Lexapro (escitalopram) for this purpose. ...Read more

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Need suggestions for menopausal hot flashes.

Additional helps: Botanical medicine can be helpful for menopausal hot flashes. A couple possibilities include black cohosh (cimicifuga racemosa): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22157510 and sage (salvia officinalis): http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21630133. ...Read more

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I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?

I'm peri /mnpsal, no menses for 2yrs I still get hot sweats & flashes, @ night I get dry hot flashes , in bed I can't get warm in-btwn flashes, afex sleep?

Hormonal evaluation: If no menses for 2 years you are post menopausal. You need to evaluate your hormone levels and replace/balance them. Go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you test your hormone levels and then help you get them balanced. This will help to get hot flashes under control and more importantly protect your long term health! ...Read more

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Stopped hormone replacement therapy and now have symptoms including insomnia. Dr prescribed ativan (lorazepam) for sleep. Which is safer, ativan (lorazepam) or hrt?

Stopped hormone replacement therapy and now have symptoms including insomnia. Dr prescribed ativan (lorazepam) for sleep. Which is safer, ativan (lorazepam) or hrt?

Hrt: The best treatment for insomnia is to find its cause, often hormonal imbalances and deficiencies may play a significant role and hrt may contribute to eliminating or improving the sleep disorder. Ativan (lorazepam) simply relieves anxiety, which is not dealing with the root of the insomnia. It may be associated with dependence and side effects, such as hangover, memory loss, etc. ...Read more

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Is cymbalta (duloxetine) (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Is cymbalta (duloxetine) (20 mg) safe and effective for anxiety and nervous stomach? I was/is experiencing IBS like symptoms such as gas/bloating

Cymbalta effects: Cymbalta primarily for treatment of Depression, it is also used for Anxiety. Its side effects can be- nausea abdominal pain, dyspepsia, and flatulence. Discuss with Psychiatrist: •Diagnosis of Anxiety •Severity of symptoms now needing medication •Side effects of Cymbalta •Medications-Ativan, Xanax or Buspar •Therapy for stresses in your life •Breathing Relaxation •Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read more

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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more