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EoinMcLovesCakeJumper Fri 14-Aug-20 12:02:10

Just wondering if anyone has found an effective way of dealing with this! I'm perimenopausal and in the two or three days leading up to a period, I sweat buckets, even when it's not warm outside. I'm also on medication that makes me sweatier, so sometimes it's a losing battle to stay dry. I feel horribly self-conscious going outside when I'm having a hot flush - I'm also worried that I might smell bad and not realise.

Obviously deodorant/anti perspirant is fairly useless and I can't very well put it all over my body anyway. I try to dress lightly in natural fabrics. Are there any products or supplements that other women in this situation have found helpful?

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Deathraystare Fri 14-Aug-20 14:17:48

Might be worthwhile going to GP to check if it is menopause sweats. My friends copious sweats was actually a heart condition. Also they might be able to recommend something (don't hold your breath though!!)

Fluffycloudland77 Fri 14-Aug-20 17:19:57 This and driclor work really well.

EoinMcLovesCakeJumper Fri 14-Aug-20 22:06:31

I did think about other possible causes, but the fact it ties in with my cycle did seem to point towards hormonal stuff. I have a medication review with my GP next week, so I'll mention that I've been experiencing really extreme sweating as a side effect and see what she says.

Do you have to spray yourself all over with those products??

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Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Aug-20 07:54:13

Well driclor is roll on but you can put odaban on the face. I’d put it on the worst areas and leave some skin to sweat.

There was a menopause show on iplayer and they showed cbt for hot flushes.

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Aug-20 09:01:27

There’s a menopause topic on here too.

EoinMcLovesCakeJumper Sat 15-Aug-20 11:21:00

Thanks. I don't think I can take CBD with the medication I'm on, but I will ask my GP if I can have some blood tests to check my hormones, thyroid, blood sugar etc. Hopefully it's just a case of age/meds/fatness!

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Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Aug-20 11:38:00

CBT is cognitive behavioural therapy.

BeyondMyWits Sat 15-Aug-20 11:46:15

I am another who thought I was perimenopausal, but ended up with a heart attack.

The sweats were a warning shot, I hadn't been to the doc in years (decades) and though I was just "that age" - 56 so it damn well should be!

Would get tested for blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as the hormone side of things.

forewarned is forearmed.

EoinMcLovesCakeJumper Sat 15-Aug-20 15:41:30

Sorry, I misread your post - I didn't see how CBT could help physical symptoms? I am having it at the moment, as it happens, but for depression.

Yes, I will investigate further. I have generally low blood pressure and (inherited) high cholesterol - I really don't want to start taking statins on top of everything else but we'll see what comes out of the tests.

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Fluffycloudland77 Sat 15-Aug-20 16:51:24

It’s still on iplayer “The truth about menopause”. The women they tried it on said it controlled the hot flushes.

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