EoinMcLovesCakeJumper · 14/08/2020 12:02
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?
Deathraystare · 14/08/2020 14:17
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 · 14/08/2020 17:19
www.odaban.com/products/antiperspirant-spray/ This and driclor work really well.
EoinMcLovesCakeJumper · 14/08/2020 22:06
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??
Fluffycloudland77 · 15/08/2020 07:54
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 · 15/08/2020 09:01
There’s a menopause topic on here too.
EoinMcLovesCakeJumper · 15/08/2020 11:21
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!
Fluffycloudland77 · 15/08/2020 11:38
CBT is cognitive behavioural therapy.
BeyondMyWits · 15/08/2020 11:46
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 · 15/08/2020 15:41
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.
Fluffycloudland77 · 15/08/2020 16:51
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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