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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eaker
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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 is the best treatment for hot flashes and not being able to sleep? Can't fall asleep, or wake up and can't go back to sleep

What is the best treatment for hot flashes and not being able to sleep? Can't fall asleep, or wake up and can't go back to sleep

Hello. : Hello. Some things which you can discuss with your doctor for your insomnia related to hot flashes include: use of low dose seratonin reuptake inhibitors (i.e., lexapro), hormone replacement therapy, herbal remedies and acupuncture. Take care. ...Read more

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My mom keeps getting hot flashes from almost 12 yrs and she is 58 yrs old now. What woud be the right treatment?

My mom keeps getting hot flashes from almost 12 yrs and she is 58 yrs old now. What woud be the right treatment?

Hot flashes: She should see a doctor first to rule out other conditions that mimic menopause. If nothing else is found she cand try hormone replacement therapy if there are no contraindications. ...Read more

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Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Got hysterectomy in June 2013 as part of cancer treatment. When will menopausal symptoms like hot flashes go away?

Can't be sure: Hot/cold flashes are clearly a part of menopause, but without a clear explanation of cause it's hard to give a clear plan to when they will diminish or stop. Research continues, but no definite answer is agreed to at this time. ...Read more

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I am 49 years old and have 7-8 fibroids. To treat my menopause symptoms (hot flashes) my doctor wants to use estrogen treatment. Is it safe?

I am 49 years old and have 7-8 fibroids. To treat my menopause symptoms (hot flashes) my doctor wants to use estrogen treatment. Is it safe?

Risks, benefits: Estrogen replacement therapy (ERT), while effective for treatment of hot flashes, carries risks, as do many medications. Your doctor can help you weigh the benefits and risks of estrogen so that you can make an informed decision about taking ERT. ...Read more

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What are the risks of prescription treatments for hot flashes?

What are the risks of prescription treatments for hot flashes?

All have risks: You're a little young to be going through menopause, so check with your md re: other possible causes. All medications have potential risks. Common tx for menopausal hot flashes include estrogen, ssri's and clonidine. Check with your physician for more specific info. ...Read more

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What treats hot flashes if I cannot use hormone therapy?

What treats hot flashes if I cannot use hormone therapy?

Hot flashes: Why do you need hormone therapy at your age? Are you having regular periods? When are you getting hot flashes? More importantly, have you discussed this in detail with your gynecologist? If not, please do so soon. ...Read more

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What do I do about hot flashes? Afraid of hormone therapy.

OPTIONS: First i would start treatment if your doctor recommended it. Not everyone experiences hot flashes , some that do can tolerate them, in others it may be uncomfortable. Supplements like vit c and primrose oil maybe enough for some, others may need medications like:neurontin, clonidine, sertraline or venlafaxine. Note these medications may be associated with there own side effects. ...Read more

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