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so I thought I was going to burst into flames I was so hot

(7 Posts)
mrsjay Mon 18-Feb-13 09:55:57

last night god the flushes seem to be getting hotter do I need to put up with this for the next (however long you flush for) years I felt sick and everything sad I am peri so not even in full menopause yet is there anything i can take do to reduce them

SecondhandRose Sat 23-Feb-13 23:25:10

Cut down massively on dairy. Apparently eastern women dont get menopause symptoms and they dont eat dairy.

Missbopeep Sun 24-Feb-13 21:06:19

Yes but if you cut out dairy then you need to get some calcium from somewhere else. Eastern women eat lots of soy- so it's not just down to dairy. I haven't eaten dairy for 20 years as intolerant- but still had symptoms!

FlouncingMintyy Sun 24-Feb-13 21:10:09

I think there are herbal supplements you can take. Is black kohosh or something like that? I am fully menopausal but able to tolerate my hot flushes, they don't make me feel ill, just hot! So I feel grateful.

Honestly, if it is so bad that you can't self-manage then go to your gp Mrsjay. Many women are on hrt and it transforms their lives.

SecondhandRose Mon 25-Feb-13 16:43:27

I am taking Evening Primrose, whether it helps, who knows.

Missbopeep Mon 25-Feb-13 19:41:27

EP is usually prescribed/advised for painful boobs and PMT.

KT12 Thu 07-Mar-13 08:16:09

I alternate between Menopace and Menolieve and that is working well to keep flushes away. I am finding if you stick with one of the alternative remedies it stops working after a while. I tried HRT - kept flushes away, but brought on very heavy bleeding so stopped.

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