And now let the Hot Flashes begin.......

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chickenzoo, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    OCT I had to have a full hystrorectomy due to a very large tumor..... Haven't been started on any hormone replacement yet....didn't start feeling bad till 3.weeks ago....told them to get me in I also am on thyroid med due to thyroid fun.
    Now I'm getting the Hot flames......bouts of cold.....weakness....aching joints fun fun...
    Now I can't sleep....... Oh joy...... ::)
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

    Jan 27, 2009
  3. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Songster

    Mar 20, 2012
    [​IMG] wishing you a speedy recovery!!!
  4. HeatherLynn

    HeatherLynn Songster

    May 11, 2009
    Kentucky, Cecilia
    I am going through this just because nature hates me so I can't help with all the surgery and such BUT on the hot flashes....freeze water bottles. I was sleep 2 weeks a month with frozen water bottles tucked under my arms. I just refreeze them in the morning. The only issue is if they slip away from me and the husband rolls onto one. Try to avoid doing that.

    Oh and make sure your getting a really nutrient dense diet. It really seems to help with feeling achy. I take magnesium and calcium for the jitters and the aches too.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2013
  5. calicokat

    calicokat Songster

    Apr 2, 2009
    azalia, indiana
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I'm going thru and cold,, oh what joy!
  7. hallerlake

    hallerlake Songster

    May 30, 2010
    Instant menopause is even less fun than the gradual kind I'm told. My sympathies.

    The hot flashes are no fun, but I had fibroids. I could hardly leave the house I bled so heavily. I don't miss that.
  8. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    Sleeping with water bottles by my neck I finally got some sleep.
  9. clairelinn

    clairelinn Hatching

    Jan 5, 2013
    Hey Chicken Zoo...

    Sorry to hear you are going through all that. I didn't have a hystrorectomy...but I'm doin that menopause thing. The best thing I have done for myself is go to a biodentical hormone replacement specialist (it's usually a regular doctor...just google for one in your area). Dr. Talbot did blood work on me and figured out the exact dosage of what I needed to help me through all my symptoms. The thyroid was the biggest issue. I had been on thyroid meds...but found out that I was nowhere near the dose I should have been taking. She also got me balanced out on all the other hormones. I can't believe how much better I feel! Do yourself a favor and find a specialist.

    In the meantime...when I used to have hotflashes at nite....I would get four cans of pop out of the fridge and put one at each foot and then held the other two in my hands. I was amazed at how it cooled me down and equally amazed at how fast the cans got warm....I was THAT hot! :) It's still a quick fix and might help you in a pinch.

    Take care!

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