Well today I had what was the most embarrasing public hot flush ive ever had. I was out with some friends having a coffee and the hot drink seemed to set me off. I was sweating buckets and fanning myself with the menu and had to order a glass of water. It was unbelivable. This getting older isnt an easy ride ladies. My friends are a little younger and were shocked. Only one of them is experiencing hot flushes but there quite mild.
Has anyone else had a major hot flush like this in public
I totally agree- I've been on it since mid 40's and 50 now- had hideous night sweats, aches etc, it's made a big difference for me. Hot flushes aren't always just heat and sweat, my worst one was a feeling that started in my chest and spread to my neck and face- I felt as though I was going to pass out but wasn't like a faint- really horrible! Another recommendation here for the menopause matters site- it's really great.
One word about MM site. The info from Dr Currie is great- there are blogs on the Home page covering HRT and cancer risks .
I'd be wary of reading too much of the forum though because it tends to attract women who are having a really hard time with meno and also their HRT. The posts are not 'typical' of most women using HRT, IME, because they are happy with it and don't join a forum.
Thanks ladies. I will have a look at MM. This getting old isnt easy. I had one in the car earlier and had to put the window right down. I look like a nutter when its -1 outside but it cooled me down in no time.
I get these several times a day. I'm 32 and as far as I'm aware, not quite hitting Menopause yet. But I can TOTALLY relate to the sweating buckets and being the most embarrassed you've ever been? Soaking scalp, sweat dripping into your eyes, dripping down back of your neck and down your back?? Horrific isn't it?
Doc gave me Bromide pills and they do work. If you remember to take them 2 hours before you go out anywhere.