Been peri for 18 months now and had the odd hot flush but this week has been something else. Been waking at night soaking wet and feeling so hot. It started a few days before I came on and for the first few days of my period too so nearly a week now. Is this what is feels like?
Maybe you are confusing 2 different things? I used to get hot and sweaty at night years before peri just before and during a period. Think this is quite common. Night sweats tend to be more often than that. I only had a few before starting HRT. Would wake up with sweat running down my cleavage, wet hair at back of neck etc.
It's hell. I can't sleep and I'm totally exhausted I'm constantly running on hot, I'm wearing thin t-shirts and thin summer clothes. I haven't needed my heating on for 2 years so on the plus side no heating bills, but the night sweats are a whole other level. I try sleeping with only a thin quilt but it's on and off all night long and my pillow gets wringing wet. I'm so close to try sleeping in a bath full of cold water!!! Dr says I'm not peri despite me only having periods once or twice a year.
I've suffered for few years, been on and off HRT, now off completely. Last period was about three years ago. Haven't had a complete and unbroken sleep for about five years due to night sweats. Day flushes were all sorted with HRT and seem to have gone now So this is what Ive done..... Got rid of my ultra hot memory foam topper. Bought new gorgeous mattress and got a wool and cotton topper ( have the cotton facing the sheet) Bought all new 100% cotton bedding including duvet cover, sheets ( top and bottom) and pillow cases. Stopped caffeine after 12md, try to stay off booze except for maybe one night a week and trying to lose weight. I'm about half a stone over top of what is the higher range of healthy for my age and height so not obese but still overweight. And I can honestly say it's all helping. The last month has been the best nights I've had. The sweats are much less severe and last for shorter length of time and I'm waking much more refreshed. Still up once or twice for a wee but straight back to sleep
They are hell on earth. Mine start at my head and work their way down, I am frequently bathed in sweat, they are lessening in the day but worsening at night. I haven't had a period in 4 years and was hoping they would've stopped by now.
Mine were hell and woke me 2-3 times a night. They were often accompanied with heart palpitations and sometimes an overwhelming feeling of doom too, so I'd wake up, drenched and in a panic, heart racing, convinced something dreadful was about to happen! Just awful.
Have been on HRT a couple of years and it's been a bloody miracle!