I have a ... I a 51 will be 52 in Jan..oops I told you guys my age... lol ha ha Okay I had a partial hysterectomy in 2011, I after I had it only got the very annoying hot flashes... starting mid yr 2012, in the summer I have been having severe over excessive sweating... it starts from the roots of my hair, runs down my face,legs, arms,everywhere except I don't get the sweating on feet or under my arms... was seeing a gyn he is the one who did the hyster... and I told him and he put me on a med called provera I think it was called took it for a while it did absolutely nothing 4 me... after he did the surgery he started treating me rude so I just made an appt with another gyn... the whole thing is a lot of doc's say it is menopause, but I have several chronic health conditions, diabetes, htn, high blood pressure..chronic pancre etc... the new place asked if I was on estrogen and I said no... I read so much about estrogen and how it is dangerous and can cause blood clots..heart isssues which I already have etc... all summer I couldn't step out side..it's like someone dunked me into a pool and didn't give me and towel only 100 x's worse no lie... I walk around with no cloths on in the summer that's how bad it is and am constantly drying myself off..wake up and my underware I can litterally ring out they r soaked as well as my sheets and bedding..it is driving me nuts... is there a procedure that anyone no's of that can block the sweat glands so this doesn't happen..it is recking my life along with all my mh issues and health issues now this..I can't go out I look like I am having heat stroke I am so drenched... please all my friends any advice, suggestions, I no a lot of you guys no your stuff so please..give me some advice... I am scared to take the estrogen do to all the negative reports on medical sites like mayoclinic etc... I just can't do another summer like last, I couldn't even go anywhere in the beautiful weather for I would be soaked non stuff daily... PLEASE HELP all my family here at DC..xoxxo... angel1662
I took hormone replacement for over 15 yrs. It made a huge difference. The only reason I stopped it was because I lost my insurance and couldn't afford the tests and the dr it took to stay on it. The gyne will follow you, with pap smears and mammograms. Unless you have breast cancer in your family, its worth a try.
Talk to another gyn, cause certain hormone replacement is not good, causes breast cancer, blood clots etc. I want to mention that there is a surgery for the sweat glands. Talk to your PCP about it, also if u take narcotic pain meds that also makes for a pool of sweat... hope you find relief soon ... your friend pamee
Hi Angel. Oh, you don't want to get me going on this subject! I literally HATE hot flashes!!! Their embarrassing, maddening, have their own mind about when they want to hit you and on and on and on. When I'm riding in the car, sometimes I can't get my seat belt off soon enough and almost rip my coat off to cool off. A truck couldn't transport enough deodorant that I need. Who would think about wearing makeup with a hot flash? If I took a shower as often as I have them, I'd be a shriveled prune. However, that's what I do in the summer to cool off. I just get in the shower with my clothes on and get out with them wet and I stay cool until my clothes start to dry, then it starts all over again and I get back in the shower. I wouldn't think about going out in the summer, unless I had to. Summer weather and hot flashes make me sick. I carry wet wash cloths wherever I go.
My daughter bought me "Poise Hot Flash Body Cooling Towelettes," and they help(just don't use one on your face. Ooooo Ouch!) Also, I have Estroven tablets as a somewhat-natural hormone replacement. That's all I've got, sweetheart. I don't know what to do myself. Unless it happens to you, one will never know the experience. Hormone replacement therapy for me is out. Estrogen and Progesterone cause cancer. I carry a fan (actually 3 fans. One with batteries that blows cold air, one with batteries that's a windmill-squirt bottle, and a regular fan.) I know I'm suppose to help you, but I don't know how. All I can say is I support you. PQ me if you like. Hot flashes are beyond miserable. It's strange, we can't call them pain, but what do we call them? It's not psychological so we can't say it's in our head. Sheesh, I hate to say this, but I'm glad someone understands how I feel. I'm sorry if that hurt you. Let me know if you want to talk cuz misery loves company. I'm sure there's lots more of us out there.
Love ya Angel,
P.S. I had a hysterectomy in 1987. I'm 64. Go figure
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