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pointythings Tue 09-Aug-11 21:21:22

OK, so I'm sitting on the sofa happily MN-ing to take my mind off the really rather unpleasant period I'm having and...

I have a hot flush!

I don't mind having signs of menopause, really I don't. I'm 43 but I've had my kids and am really not fussed. But can't these bloody hormones at least wait their turn to inflict their misery on me? Have had several more hot flushes at work too.

Do you all think I deserve wine as compensation?

DogsBestFriend Tue 09-Aug-11 21:23:50

Without a doubt but experience tells me that wine makes it worse! Sorry. sad

pointythings Tue 09-Aug-11 21:27:43

Drat. Does chocolate make it worse too?

ImperialBlether Tue 09-Aug-11 21:47:40

Well it may make the flush worse, but you don't care. And chocolate and wine together will take your mind right off your flush!

ImperialBlether Tue 09-Aug-11 21:47:51

You won't care, I mean.

shakey1500 Tue 09-Aug-11 22:01:48

YANBU, I'm off to the GP next week as I'm in the same boat. It's bloody annoying. And I haven't got any wine <sob>

pointythings Tue 09-Aug-11 22:09:34

You guys are making me feel a lot better. And for some reason alcohol seems to help with the period pain so boo sucks to the flush. Alcohol, chocolate and ice cubes here I come!

heaven17 Tue 09-Aug-11 22:10:00

I am in the same boat too. I have just started getting hot flushes and thought well that it folks. Now I am having a period from hell and I am wishing the hot flushes would come back! And regretabbly wine does make the hot flushes worse.

hester Tue 09-Aug-11 22:10:51

Ah. Last week, for the first time, I had a couple of incidents in which I suddenly got boiing, bright red in the face, and started sweating profusely. I mean an embarrassing amount - a woman nearby asked if I was ok.

I am normally someone who doesn't sweat. To the extent of it being a problem, in that I overheat and feel ill because I'm not cooling down through sweating.

This is a hot flush, isn't it? I'm in my late 40s, so not a shock...

shakey1500 Tue 09-Aug-11 22:14:07

Anybody find that they feel like they're coming on for about 2weeks before as opposed to a couple of days before i turned into an old hag meno symptoms?

lubeybooby Tue 09-Aug-11 22:20:42

Oh no! I have hot flushes when I drink red wine - I'm only 31... is it wine or hormone related? Eeeek!

and OP... YANBU!

hester Wed 10-Aug-11 13:25:39

I expect that's just a redwine flush, lubey wink

Rowgtfc72 Wed 10-Aug-11 18:58:16

Oh god, shakey, dont tell me thats a sympton !

Hellishday Wed 10-Aug-11 18:59:50

I am on HRT which has made my life bearable again.

pointythings Wed 10-Aug-11 19:27:04

Hellish I'd consider HRT when things get much worse, but we're not there yet. I'm just feeling p*ssed off because for some reason I've lately begun to have more hot flushes when I'm on my period - when I'm not, I don't even have them every day.

And don't even get me started on how my cycle has shortened, like I need more periods!!!

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