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.
Don't be afraid. f00f00, 36 years old, asked: What do I do about hot flashes? Afraid of hormone therapy. There's no reason to be afraid of natural hormone therapy. Hormonal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats etc. are related to an imbalance in the relationship of several hormones. Natural hormone therapy suggests you are using bio identical hormones. These are hormones that have a chemical structure very closely related to what you have in your body. These are not the hormones that would have been referred to in the woman's health initiative study. Briefly this study represented 16,000 women 8000 receiving hormone replacement therapy and 8000 receiving placebo's. JAMA. 2002;288(3):321-333. doi:10.1001/jama.288.3.321. The study pointed out several medical problems associated with traditional hormonal replacement therapy (synthetic). This should not be confused with natural hormone therapy which brings tremendous benefit without the negative associations of traditional hormonal therapy. Thanks for your question, will be happy to further discuss this with you in the concierge service.
Botanicals can help. 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 classical homeopathy with an experienced homeopath is also useful. Traditional chinese medicine & acupuncture as well. Read more...